2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
17-65, 5th in Pacific

Lakers: Defining a successful season

What will constitute a successful season for the Lakers? Thompson & Kamenetzky react to Kupchak's definition of success and explain why the Lakers should target impact players.


What can the Lakers offer free agents?

Mychal Thompson and Andy Kamenetzky discuss whether or not they agree with Mitch Kupchak's comments in regards to the Lakers having more to pitch to free agents this off-season.


Which player will fill Kobe Bryant's void?

Will the Lakers identity finally be defined this season? Kelvin and Travis explain why they believe D'Angelo Russell will emerge as the next leader on the team.

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17hKevin Pelton

Very best and worst picks of the NBA draft

Six teams found very good value in the draft, including the Celtics and Lakers. Other teams reached too far. Kevin Pelton has the facts on the best and worst decisions in the draft.


Lakers: What to expect moving forward

Now that the picks are in, where do the Lakers go from here? Kelvin & Travis talk about the NBA draft, reflect back on past prospects and explain where Ingram ranks.


Mike Trudell on Ingram: Going to be great

Mike Trudell joins Kelvin and Travis to explain what he likes about Brandon Ingram, why he remains high on D'Angelo and what he thinks about the Lakers 32nd pick, Ivica Zubac.

Lakers’ final draft grade: A

Check out why Chad Ford liked L.A.'s draft night, highlighted by a potential cornerstone player in No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram. Draft grades (Insider)

Will Simmons or Ingram have more immediate impact? (1:54)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

How would Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak rate his team's draft? "I think we've added more talent. I do," Kupchak said. "Clearly, we're very happy with Brandon [Ingram]. The No. 2 pick under most circumstances is player that's going to have an impact right away. It's not a player that we anticipate won't play. Clearly he's going to play. And hopefully he's productive and he gets better quickly. Ivica [Zubac], we don't know that yet. There's probably a bigger learning curve for him and a lot of it has to do with summer league and training camp and how he plays in front of our coach and how our coach wants to play and how he comes along."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Can this young core of Lakers carry the team into the next era? " We like this young Laker core, yes," said Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. "It doesn't mean we're not going to pursue some veteran leadership. When July 1st [free agency] rolls around, I think we will. I think historically, history tells you that a bunch of young guys on the team is probably not a good thing. They look around for leadership or they look around for advice from somebody who's been through this a couple times, and if there's nobody to talk to, well, you don't know how to handle the situation. So I think we will look to add some veteran leadership and hopefully it's not only leadership but guys who can help us win games."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Lakers drafted 7-foot-1 Croatian center Ivica Zubac with the No. 32 pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft.

Walton: 'I was thrilled to see that Brandon Ingram was our guy' (1:13)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Luke Walton: "We got the player I wanted in the draft. I don't know if he's the best player but he's the player I wanted."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Luke Walton said he's excited to meet Brandon Ingram when he arrives in Los Angeles next week. He was in Golden State when he worked out for the team.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Lakers fans are taking pictures and chanting "Luke!" In between Luke Walton interviews on the practice court.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Lakers draft day at team headquarters is being catered by Carnival, my favorite Lebanese restaurant in Sherman Oaks.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Mitch Kupchak said the Lakers had two dinners with Brandon Ingram. "The first one was more formal because it was the first time we met him but the second dinner five of our young players showed up unannounced. Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Brown and Larry Nance all showed up for dinner and sat around Brandon. It looked like they all got along well so that was good."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Brandon Ingram said he hopes to get a chance to learn from retired Lakers legend Kobe Bryant: "My impression of Kobe is just his drive. Everyone talks about how he works out, his work ethic, and that's something that I eventually want to get to, of course, and just want to talk with him and try to learn what he did to try to be what he is today."

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.330th
Rebounds Per Game43.021st
Assists Per Game18.030th
Points Allowed106.927th

Team History


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