David Nwaba signed a second 10-day contract with the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard David Nwaba to a second 10-day contract,  it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka.
Nwaba (6-5, 204) averaged 2.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 11.2 minutes through five games after earning an NBA Call-Up with the Lakers on February 28. He originally joined the club from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, where he played in 39 games (30 starts), averaging 14.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks in 29.0 minutes per contest.
The Lakers roster stands at 15.

Dirk and the Dallas Mavericks Visit The Purple and Gold Today

Today the Lakers look to extend their win streak to four as they play against the Dallas Mavericks at home.

The Mavericks set a franchise record last Sunday of the fewest points that the team allowed in an overtime. The Bucks scored only one point in twelve minutes. Mavs won 86-75.

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The purple and gold boys won over the Phoenix Suns, 119-108, at Staples Center on Sunday November 7. Win loss record improved to 4-3.

Nick Young led the way with 22 points while Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson contributed 18 points each. Los Angeles was also able to withstand Devin Booker’s career-high 39 points as they moved into a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference.


New Age Lakers Tip Off, 2016-17 Roster and Progression of the Team

The Lakers concluded their eight-game preseason with a 2-6 win loss record, but Coach Luke Walton was pleased with the progression his young team has shown.

“I feel like we’re starting to play better. We’re starting to understand concepts and understand what to look for in plays. And we’re playing at a faster pace for longer periods of time, which I think we need to do. SonI think it was a successful preseason,” Walton said.

The Lakers dropped their season finale against Phoenix Suns, fell twice to the Golden State Warriors, lost to the Portland Trailblazers and split their two-game series against the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings.

Two days after their last preseason game, the team announced that they have waived Anthony Brown and Yi Jianlian per the request of Yi and his agent.

“Yi was productive in practices and games with us, and was a consummate professional both on and off the court. However, he felt that the minutes and opportunities he’d be afforded here were not in line with his goals and ambitions, and that he’d be better off in a different situation. We appreciate his efforts and wish him great success as he goes forward with his career,” said General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson have made the Lakers’ opening night roster, surviving the final cut. The roster now stands at 15.

Position, Number, Player
F / C   28  Tarik Black
G  5  José Calderón
G  6  Jordan Clarkson
F  2  Luol  Deng
G  9  Marcelo Huertas
F  14  Brandon Ingram
C  20  Timofey Mozgov
F  7  Larry Nance Jr.
F  30  Julius Randle
G  1  D’Angelo Russell
G  23  Lou Williams
G / F  0 Nick Young
C  40  Ivica Zubac
F  37 Metta World Peace
F 15 Thomas Robinson

The Kobe Bryant-less Lakers Tip Off  at Staples Center on October 26 against the Houston Rockets.

HERE is the full Lakers 2016-17 Schedule.