2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
37-45, 4th in Pacific
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2dRamona Shelburne

Source: Lakers will not hire replacement for Magic

Lakers president and controlling owner Jeanie Buss will not hire a replacement for Magic Johnson, who stepped down as president of basketball operations last month, a team source tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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The Lakers have decided they will not hire a President of Basketball Operations to replace Magic Johnson, a team source told ESPN. General manager Rob Pelinka will continue in his role, reporting directly to ownership. Pelinka had previously reported to Johnson - Ramona Shelburne


Lowe Post: Arnovitz on AD, Lottery, WCF, More

Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the lottery (1:45), Anthony Davis (11:55), Boston's fraught offseason (19:06), other trade targets (35:01), Warriors-Blazers (42:41), and more.

Bilas: Hunter will be the best available for Lakers (1:21)
Which is the better destination for Davis: Knicks or Lakers? (1:51)
Barnes on LeBron: 'What the hell did I get myself into?' (1:50)
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Magic, Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson and Larry Bird will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 NBA Awards this summer. Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson have been the past two recipients.

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5dOhm Youngmisuk

Lakers eye impact player or trade with 4th pick

After a chaotic start to the offseason, the Lakers were one of the big winners in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, jumping from 11th to fourth overall -- a pick GM Rob Pelinka called "a powerful asset for us."

Bilas has question marks about Reddish (1:37)
Pelicans get No. 1 pick in the draft (0:58)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Possibilities for the Lakers at No. 4: Vanderbilt's 6-3 G Darius Garland, Virginia's 6-8 defensive forward De'Andre Hunter, Texas Tech's 6-6 guard Jarrett Culver and Duke's 6-9 forward Cam Reddish are all considered among the next four prospects after the consensus top three by ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

Stephen A. would love to see LeBron playing in Philly (1:31)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Vogel on becoming the Lakers new head coach: "I am very excited for this opportunity to join the Lakers, a prestigious organization that I have long admired. I look forward to coaching such phenomenal talent and bringing my strategic vision to the team."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers officially announce the hiring of Frank Vogel, who will hold his introductory press conference next Monday. GM Rob Pelinka cited how Vogel checks off several "core qualities" that management was looking for. "Coach Vogel has a proven track record of success in the NBA Playoffs," Pelinka said. "And he reflects the core qualities we were looking for in a head coach – including, detailed game preparation, extreme hard work, and holding players accountable to the highest basketball standards."

Stephen A. hears Kyrie, KD to Knicks may be a 'foregone conclusion' (2:05)
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10dOhm Youngmisuk and Dave McMenamin

Who's running the show? Inside the Lakers' hierarchy

Since Magic Johnson's sudden resignation on April 9, the Lakers' front office has experienced a whirlwind of activity, including coaching rejections and hires. A look inside the hierarchy reveals who's pulling the strings.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Dr. Judy Seto is returning to the Lakers according to sources. Seto, who was the Lakers' former head physical therapist and worked with Kobe Bryant, has been assisting with Markelle Fultz's recovery.

Woj: The Lakers 'are going to focus on Anthony Davis' (0:45)
Stephen A. says Jason Kidd will be Lakers' head coach in two years (1:29)
Will LeBron and Vogel work well together? (1:04)

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.816th
Rebounds Per Game46.66th
Assists Per Game25.611th
Points Allowed113.521st

Team History