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Russell's range should return

Kevin Pelton can't see Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell shooting next season as poorly as he did during Vegas summer league play. Most effective NBA rookies (Insider)

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Can Lakers' Russell adjust quickly?

D'Angelo Russell struggled greatly in Vegas summer league play. Amin Elhassan says the Los Angeles guard is smart enough to catch on but must make decisions faster. Most NBA-ready rookies (Insider)

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Pelton: Projecting the most effective rookies

Frank Kaminsky and Delon Wright might not turn out to be the best players from this draft class, but they project to be among the most ready to make an immediate impact this season.

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Seraphin still attracting interest

Who can give Kevin Seraphin the bigger role he desires? The Lakers, Knicks and Wizards are reported to have continued interest in the free-agent center. NBA rumors roundup

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Under-the-radar 2016 free agents

There are some low-key players who will be free agents in 2016 and could be in for big paydays if they perform well this season. Chief among them? Guards Harrison Barnes and Jordan Clarkson, says Kevin Pelton. Full list (Insider)

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Under-the-radar 2016 free agents

There are some low-key players that will be free agents in 2016 who could be in for big paydays if they perform well this season. Chief among them? Guards Harrison Barnes and Jordan Clarkson, says Kevin Pelton. Full list (Insider)

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Kobe could see time at forward (3:33)
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Clarkson Has Outperformed Expectations

Former second-round pick Jordan Clarkson performed well beyond his draft status, setting him up for a big payday next summer. Get ready for a year's worth of Gilbert Arenas comparisons, writes Kevin Pelton. Under-the-radar '16 FAs (Insider)

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Power move for Kobe Bryant? (2:56)
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Kobe calls out Carli Lloyd Twitter troll

If you come at USWNT hero Carli Lloyd on Twitter, you better get ready to be owned by one of the NBA's biggest stars/U.S. soccer fans. Bryant sticks up for Lloyd

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Swaggy P Shuts Down Drew League Game

Nick Young's right arm is strictly for buckets. Want proof? This sweet move and buzzer-beater that ended a Drew League game.

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Russell sorely disappoints in Vegas

D'Angelo Russell struggled mightily on the court and his confidence deserted him in Las Vegas. If this summer was any indication, the No. 2 pick needs some serious development. NBA rookie watch (Insider)

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Kobe Bryant, DeAndre Jordan, Gold Cup

Dan Le Batard, his father and Bomani Jones discuss Kobe Byrant's decision to not reach out to his new teammates, DeAndre Jordan's return to the Clippers, Mexico's controversial win over Panama and more.

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EFT: Drama in La La Land

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate Mark Cuban's comments on DeAndre Jordan, if a black champion is needed in the PGA and if Los Angeles really needs a NFL team.

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Barkley not shocked by Kobe (1:31)
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2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.519th
Rebounds Per Game43.912th
Assists Per Game20.921st
Points Allowed105.329th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.548
2011-124125.621
2010-115725.695

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