2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
19-39, 4th in Pacific
What's next for Jim Buss? (1:58)
Magic's job with Lakers will be challenging (3:23)

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The Lakers outscored opponents by 27 points when Lou Williams played and were outscored by 391 when he was on the bench.

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11hKevin Pelton

Trade grades: Who wins Lakers-Rockets deal?

How did the Lakers do in their first deal under Magic Johnson? Will Lou Williams help Houston compete in the West? Kevin Pelton grades the trade.

Johnson says Lakers are his top focus (1:15)
Trading Lou Williams helps Lakers' draft chances (1:16)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Houston Rockets traded veteran forward Corey Brewer and their 2017 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for veteran guard Lou Williams on Tuesday night according to multiple sources. Williams brings additional scoring to the Rockets bench, something GM Daryl Morey said he was hoping to accomplish by the trade deadline, which is Thursday. Williams, combined with reserve guard Eric Gordon, have scored 1,835 points.

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Newest Rockets guard Lou Williams has made 122 3-pointers this season, 17th in the NBA. The Rockets now have 5 players ranked in the top 20 of 3-pointers made.

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12hCalvin Watkins

Sources: Lakers trade Lou Williams to Rockets

The Lakers and Rockets have agreed to a deal that will send 12-year veteran Lou Williams to Houston in exchange for swingman Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, sources told ESPN.

Why is Rob Pelinka a good fit for Lakers GM? (1:19)

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The Lakers committed $186 million to 4-year deals for Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov and Jordan Clarkson this past offseason. All three have below average PERs, with Clarkson best at 13.3 (NBA average is 15.0).

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

It always seemed somewhat surreal that Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss could one day fire her very own brother, Jim, from his position as the team's executive vice president of basketball operations, but because of the team's historic slide that has indeed come to pass.

Magic provides link to Jerry Buss (2:22)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte Hornets aggressively pursuing Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams, league sources tell ESPN. As @ESPNSteinLine notes, most likely to be dealt.


Can Magic reign

Stephen A. asks if Magic being back with the Lakers will make the Clippers think about hiring a full-time GM, plus Bill Plaschke joins the show.


Magic sets expectations for Lakers

The new President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, joined Mason and Ireland to talk about his new role and expectations for the organization.


R&K: Magic takes over Lakers & life advice

The guys hope Magic Johnson is better running the Lakers than he is at running his Twitter account, plus why trading Boogie was good for the Kings and life advice.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss on hiring Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations: "This isn't about going back to Showtime. We're not trying to turn back the clock. The Lakers have figured out how to win in every era and certainly, the game has evolved and the rules have changed and we know in our discussions about evolving with the game and looking at what the modern NBA is all about. This isn't about going to the past and recreating Showtime. You can't recreate Showtime…This is about the future and about finding the right team for the style that [Lakers head coach] Luke Walton wants to play." (Via Spectrum SportsNet)

Stephen A.: 'It's about damn time' Lakers in Magic's hands (1:43)
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Holmes: Timing of Magic's promotion is off

ESPN Lakers reporter Baxter Holmes gives his takes on the timing of Magic Johnson's promotion, Johnson's tweets and whether Kobe Bryant would take a position with the team.

Scott: Putting Magic in charge is best thing to do (2:28)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.518th
Rebounds Per Game43.912th
Assists Per Game20.626th
Points Allowed110.727th

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