NBA Execs, Agents Think Lakers Are Eyeing David Fizdale

Sergio Conner
January 14, 2018

He already had a good afternoon.

"And there are now guys out there wondering openly to me-executives, coaches, agents-who the Lakers are going to hire as their next coach". "I've got my little man here, got my wife here, my family". Los Angeles native David Fizdale. Yet the Lakers remained dominant with Ingram scoring 12 points in that time frame.

It's the team's fourth consecutive win, though it was certainly in jeopardy.

"We helped one another", said guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Dennis Smith Jr. scored 17 of his 23 points in the first half for Dallas.

"Just continue to be aggressive", Ingram said. "So it worked out pretty well for them".

For the second straight game, he set up for a jump shot to draw the defense before whipping the ball across the court to a teammate.

This BBB hype is nothing compared to LaVar's boast that he took LiAngelo and LaMelo to Lithuania so both could get to the Lakers by 2020.

Luke Walton has finally gotten a public show of support from the Los Angeles Lakers front office. "They made some tough shots (at the end of regulation), and now it's time to refocus".

Playing a game that tipped off at 11 a.m in Los Angeles, the Lakers took control early, leading by 11 points early in the second quarter.

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"He's earning the minutes", Carlisle said of Smith. "This is an important experience for them and we're trying to win". "That was really it". "It's a very precise game, and when you have the ball that much you are going to be in situations where you have to make decisions and make plays - and he's learning a lot about those kinds of things".

"It's a mild ankle sprain, day-to-day".

Frankly, the Lakers probably hadn't said anything because they didn't want to respond to a player's dad's comments.

Eventually, Walton got sick of the questions and stated that he wouldn't be speaking about the matter any further and would instead talk about what he was paid to do, i.e. coaching.

Mavericks: G Kyle Collingsworth was signed to a 10-day contract on Saturday.

Collinsworth signed a two-way contract with Dallas on December 19, but the 6-foot-6, 210-pound native of Provo, Utah was waived by the team on January 10. Bryn Forbes also had one of his best games of the season with 18 points on 58.3 percent shooting.

Nowitzki passed former Laker Jerry West with his 7,161st career free throw made in the second quarter, taking sole possession of sixth in National Basketball Association history. Michael Jordan ranks fifth all-time with 7,327 made free throws.

Mavericks: Visit the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Johnson inherited Walton (though Walton fits the profile of a coach Johnson would seemingly like - i.e., a former Lakers player).

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