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2018 Schedule
15-28, 4th in Pacific

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball's jersey is 11th in the latest jersey sales results according to the NBA. The Lakers rank fourth in team merchandise as well. Here's the top 15 most popular NBA jerseys: 1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors 2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks 5. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks 6. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder 8. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers 9. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs 10. James Harden, Houston Rockets 11. Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers 12. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics 13. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors 14. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers 15. Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Lakers' Ball likely out vs. OKC with sore knee

While Brandon Ingram returned to practice for the Lakers, rookie Lonzo Ball remained out with a sore left knee and likely will not play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.


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Adrian Wojnarowski talks Lonzo Ball's rookie season with ESPNLA 710's Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball's knee remains sore and he was unable to go through a light practice on Tuesday. It appears unlikely that Ball will play on Wednesday against OKC. Luke Walton expects Brandon Ingram to play as long as there are no setbacks with his sprained ankle after he went through 5-on-0 practice today.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers will unveil their latest statue of Elgin Baylor outside Staples Center on April 6 prior to the Lakers playing Minnesota. In 14 seasons for the Minneapolis and LA Lakers, Baylor was an 11-time All-Star and a 10-time First Team All-NBA performer. Baylor averaged 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 846 games. "I am thrilled that 60 years after the Minneapolis Lakers drafted Elgin, we are able to celebrate and honor him with a statue," said Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss. "Not only is Elgin a part of the Lakers family, his contributions to the game of basketball earned him a place in the Hall of Fame. His list of accomplishments are unparalleled and I can't wait to see his statue at Star Plaza alongside the other Lakers legends."

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

From Elias: The 2017-18 Warriors are the 3rd team in NBA history to win at least 20 of their first 23 road games of a season: 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers 21-2 1964-1965 Boston Celtics 20-3

Balanced Grizzlies top Lakers (1:04)
Lonzo doesn't expect to be out long (0:48)
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Lonzo in limbo until swelling in knee subsides

Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball says he can't run on his minor knee sprain but hopes to return soon. "I know my body the best," Ball said. "So as long as I can run, that is pretty much all I need."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said that the Lakers weren't ready to engage the Grizzlies tonight. Walton said the Lakers "let them punk us all over the floor" in what was one of their worst defensive efforts.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Gary Payton II makes his Lakers debut in the fourth quarter. Before the game, Brian Shaw spoke to Payton II to help him acclimate to the Lakers. Shaw grew up in Oakland with Payton's father so that had to be a cool moment for both. Payton II said he will try to bring what his father did to the Lakers. "Defense, just try to be aggressive," he said. "Don't have the trash talk like he does but I can still get it going. We kind of have similar games, but I'm above the rim more than he was. So you can throw it up to me."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Larry Nance Jr. is back on the bench and available to play. Took a hit to his hip/back area.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Larry Nance Jr. is heading back to the locker room.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

So to recap: Lakers to put four-game winning steak to test in Memphis without Lonzo Ball (knee), Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Luke Walton coaching ill on sidelines tonight. Lakers are 0-6 this season without Ball.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Ingram (ankle sprain) has been ruled out against Memphis.

Have Jeanie and Magic supported Walton enough? (1:15)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton felt ill yesterday and had to miss team trip to National Civil Rights Museum. As he did his pre-game media session today, he began breaking out into a sweat but he says he'll fight through the bug and coach.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton said Lonzo Ball is considered day to day when asked about the rookie's availability against Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Walton said Ball felt pain in his knee when he spun around a defender in the post late during Saturday's win over Dallas.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball is out against Memphis due to a sore left knee.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball will likely not play due to a mild sprained left knee according to Luke Walton. Brandon Ingram (ankle) is a game-time decision.


Cavs-Warriors II, Lakerland, MLK

Cassidy Hubbarth, Chiney Ogwumike and Ramona Shelburne assess Cavs-Warriors II (3:00), what the options are for the Cavs (9:35), CP3's return to LA (12:20), what to do in Lakerland (16:35) and the importance of MLK day (21:05).

Is Magic looking to move on from Walton? (1:36)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers have officially signed Gary Payton II to a two-way contract.

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.711th
Rebounds Per Game46.72nd
Assists Per Game23.56th
Points Allowed110.527th

2017 Draft Picks

1(2)Lonzo BallPGUCLA
1(28)Tony BradleyCNorth Carolina

Team History