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Miller: When it comes to generating buzz, Lakers’ Lonzo Ball already among the NBA leaders

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Why the Lakers have considered Brandon Ingram untouchable in trade talks

By Mark Medina mmedina@scng.com @MarkG_Medina on Twitter The phones stayed attached to their hands or ears. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka hoped one of their many calls would turn in...

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    Pelicans agree to terms with guard Rajon Rondo

    Rondo to Pelicans The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo, according to a source. The terms are still being finalized, but Rondo is expected to sign his contract next week. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. The deal joins Rondo with fellow Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The addition gives coach Alvin Gentry...

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    New York Knicks promotes Steve Mills, hires Scott Perry

    The New York Knicks promoted Steve Mills to president and hired Scott Perry as general manager, a person with knowledge of the details told the AP. Mills takes over the position left vacant by Phil Jackson’s departure last month, the person told the AP on Thursday. The person was granted anonymity because no announcement had been made. Perry was the executive vice president of operations for the Sacramento Kings and previously held front-office roles for other...

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    Lakers’ Lonzo Ball embraces ‘Mamba mentality’ with 36 points in front of LeBron James

    LAS VEGAS — Lonzo Ball returned to the court on Wednesday night and put on a show with LeBron James sitting courtside. The rookie point guard from UCLA, who missed Monday’s Summer League game against Sacramento while nursing a groin injury, scored 28 of his game-high 36 points in the second half to help the Lakers erase a 15-point deficit in a wild 103-102 tournament victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Thomas & Mack Center. Ball added 11...

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    Lakers’ front office considering several options

    The Lakers have remained economical throughout free agency, choosing less grandiose moves designed to strengthen their foundation instead of chasing the kind of transactions that could compromise long-term investments or precious salary-cap space for next summer. After agreeing to a one-year, $18 million deal with free-agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope late Tuesday night, the team is still considering several options for who could represent the final piece to their roster. The...

    Mark Medina
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    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lakers agree to 1-year, $18 million deal

    LAS VEGAS >> The work routine shifted in recent days for Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka. After spending the past weekend watching the Lakers’ NBA Summer League team while fielding phone calls about prospective free agents, the front office brass returned to Los Angeles for additional meetings and their first free-agency deal. The Lakers agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with free-agent guard...

    Mark Medina
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    Lakers secure win over Kings despite Lonzo Ball’s absence

    LAS VEGAS >> A healthy amount of pregame disappointment gave way to a thrilling game and the Lakers edged the Sacramento Kings, 95,92, for their first Summer League victory Monday night. The Lakers sat prized attraction rookie point guard Lonzo Ball because of a sore right groin, prompting a wide swath of Lakers fans to chant, “We Want Lon-zo” before, during and after lineup introductions. Indeed, the Lakers fielded a lineup featuring more players eager to get...

    Mark Medina
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  • NBA basketball

    Phil Jackson ouster paves way for Tim Hardaway Jr. deal

    Tim Hardaway Jr. thought that with Phil Jackson gone, maybe there was a chance someday he could come back to New York. Even he was surprised it was this soon. With Jackson and his triangle offense gone, the Knicks reached back to their past to sign Hardaway, a former first-round pick who didn’t fit under Jackson but they hope can flourish without him. “I definitely left with a bad taste in my mouth and just to have that opportunity to come back here is very...

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  • Clippers

    Clippers sign point guard Milos Teodosic

    The Clippers officially added star European point guard Milos Teodosic on Monday, signing the 30-year-old to a contract that a source last week said was worth $12.3 million over two years, with a player option in the second year. Teodosic, who in 13 seasons overseas has played in his native Serbia, Greece and Russia, will compete for the starting point guard position with Patrick Beverley, who was acquired in the Chris Paul trade late last month. He led Serbia to a silver...

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    Lakers’ Lonzo Ball to sit out Monday with groin injury

    LAS VEGAS >> In a matter of days, the Lakers’ summer league roster morphed from one with legitimate star power into one of mostly unproven players eager to land a training camp invitation. After drawing most of the attention last weekend for his shooting struggles, his timely passing and his outspoken father, Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball missed Monday’s game against Sacramento at Thomas & Mack Center because of a sore right groin. To lesser fanfare, the...

    Mark Medina
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    Lakers experiencing learning curve on defense

    LAS VEGAS >> The Lakers have experienced issues far more serious than Lonzo Ball’s shooting accuracy. The Lakers (0-2) enter their summer-league game against the Sacramento Kings (0-1) on Monday at Thomas & Mack Center struggling to stop teams in different ways. After allowing the Clippers to shoot 46 percent from the field on Friday, the Lakers then limited the Celtics to a 38.6 percent clip on Saturday. In both games, though, the Lakers drew plenty of whistles.

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