Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Mavericks first up to face new-look Lakers

Mavericks first up to face new-look Lakers

And on Thursday, the Cavs traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers in one of their many National Basketball Association trade deadline moves.

"It's a goal, I think, every team has, but that was never something we talked about much", Walton explained his balanced coaching philosophy.

Ball said he wants to play in the Rising Stars Challenge but isn't sure how his knee will feel by the February 16 event.

HUGE news on the Lonzo Ball front! No. The Lakers also outshot the Mavs for the game, 45.3 percent to 37.8 percent, adding a dominant 59-39 rebounding advantage to overcome Dallas' 17 points scored off 15 L.A. turnovers. However, he will likely be playing a large role with the Lakers. We wish him the very best.

Ball first sprained his left knee against the Dallas Mavericks Jan. 13. But I don't see the new guys having a problem with that.

Cavaliers acquire Rodney Hood, George Hill in three-team deal
Andrew Harrison scored a season-best 23 points to lead Memphis, which has lost five straight games and seven of its last eight. Hood, Hill, and Johnson were amongst some of the biggest names being thrown out in trade talks leading up to the deadline.

It's been a brutal season for Thomas so far and his plan to skip surgery on his torn hip labrum and have a strong final year ahead of his contract has backfired so far. Offensively, I couldn't get going, either. "After I did it, I felt it, but it went away and didn't come back 'til the next day - but now we're here".

"My job is to help where I can".

Walton said is was possible Ball could join the Lakers on Monday for his first full-contact practice since he was injured in a January 13 overtime victory over the Mavericks.

"Whatever day it is, he's going to have to come in and do all his pre-treatment and do all his pre-activation, get on the court and do all his work, and if after all that he's feeling great, then we'll get him onto the practice court", Walton said. Ball said entering that workout that he had been unable to jump or do full sprints.

So, don't expect the coaching staff to dangle the playoffs like carrots over the players' heads for extra motivation even if the current four-game winning streak continues into the All-Star break or beyond.

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