PHOENIX — High draft picks Lonzo Ball and Josh Jackson will begin what could become a beautiful rivalry Friday while hoping to flush the detritus of their pro debuts. Ball's Los Angeles Lakers and Jackson's Phoenix Suns will meet for the first time in their four-game season series at Talking
Luke Walton said he had to talk to Julius Randle on the bench when he saw the forward "wasn't ready to go" tonight. "I felt when he stepped on the court, he wasn't ready to go so I pulled him out to tell him," said Walton, who noted Randle wasn't thrilled. "... Like
Brandon Ingram's preseason funk continues as he is off to a 2-for-11 shooting start in this game. He's trying to be aggressive, attacking the basket and shooting on pull-ups but not much is falling so far.
Lakers' first sub off the bench was Jordan Clarkson, whom Magic Johnson wants to compete for Sixth Man of the Year. Before the game, Johnson shook hands with Clarkson but only once he got Clarkson to smile. Johnson told Clarkson he wants the sixth man to have fun.
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Tamison will be based in Charlotte, NC and will primarily scout East Coast, Southeast and Midwest games. A two-time NBA All-Star and 16-year veteran, Jamison averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 1,083 career games (864 starts) for the Warriors, Wizards, Mavericks, Cavaliers, Lakers and Clippers.