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Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions' nine retired numbers hang over the practice court.

"I'm going to put a little pressure on you right now," Johnson said to Lonzo Ball. "You look to your right, there's some jerseys hanging on that wall. We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day, all right? Good."

Somebody not wearing Big Baller Brand sneakers might be a bit intimidated by Magic's bold pronouncements. After all, the Lakers' president of basketball operations immediately dubbed his 19-year-old point guard "the new face of the Lakers, the guy who I think will lead us back to where we want to get to."

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Leaders
Points: Jordan Clarkson14.7
Rebounds: Julius Randle8.6
Assists: D'Angelo Russell4.8
FG%: Julius Randle48.7%
Steals: D'Angelo Russell1.38
Blocks: Ivica Zubac0.87
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.5 (28)
Rebounds: 44.4 (23)
Assists: 25.7 (30)
FG%: 48.3% (30)
FT%: 76.2% (4)
3P%: 37.0% (26)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.6 (17)
Rebounds: 43.5 (17)
Assists: 20.9 (26)
FG%: 45.0% (19)
FT%: 75.4% (21)
3P%: 34.6% (22)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Golden State 67 15 .817 --
x-LA Clippers 51 31 .622 16.0
Sacramento 32 50 .390 35.0
LA Lakers 26 56 .317 41.0
Phoenix 24 58 .293 43.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/22/2017 Brook Lopez Traded Part of four-player deal
6/22/2017 Kyle Kuzma Traded Part of four-player deal
6/22/2017 Thomas Bryant Traded Part of three-player deal
6/22/2017 Josh Hart Traded Part of three-player deal
6/21/2017 Nick Young Declined to Pick Up Option Declined player option
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Date Player Status
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