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Russell Valenzuela

Russell Valenzuela graduated from UC Irvine and writes for Lakers Nation. As a Laker fan since childhood, he follows and tracks statistics for a variety of sports.

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VIDEO: Julius Randle Plays Board Game ‘Operation’ With Bleacher Report

The Los Angeles Lakers finished their Las Vegas Summer League campaign Friday by falling to the Utah Jazz, 84-78. Despite lofty expectations and the excitement surrounding the team's roster, the young players only managed to win one out of the five games they played. Among those who hoped for better outings was Julius Randle. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- Th ...

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Lakers News: L.A. Ranks Sixth Among Most Valuable Sports Franchises

The Los Angeles Lakers might have missed on the big-name free agents earlier in the month, but they remain one of the most storied and revered franchises in all of sports. -- Have you seen the 'Lakers Nation' phone case? -- Earlier in the year, Forbes named the Lakers as the most valuable NBA team with a worth of $2.6 billion. The publication released their Top 50 list Wednesday for all sports franchises ar ...

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Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Signs Shoe Endorsement Deal With Nike

When the Los Angeles Lakers selected D'Angelo Russell during the NBA Draft, many viewed the Ohio State point guard as some form of savior to a franchise that isn't used to losing on a consistent basis. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- In order to bank on Russell's superstar potential, shoe company Nike went after the newest Laker. According to Russell himself o ...

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VIDEO: D’Angelo Russell Discusses Draft Night, Kobe Bryant, Style

The Los Angeles Lakers drafted D'Angelo Russell second overall hoping the former Ohio State product would help lead the team into future success. As a whole, Russell has had a rough outing through his first four NBA Summer League games but has shown flashes of who he can become every now and then, especially in terms of creating for others. After opening Summer League with two straight games Friday and Satu ...

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Jordan Hill On Kobe Bryant: ‘A Lot Of People Can’t Handle’ Him

Jordan Hill’s time with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end with the team deciding not to use their team option on the big man. During free agency, Hill elected to sign with the Indiana Pacers and met the media for the first time as a Pacer Tuesday afternoon. -- Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! -- He spoke with Shane Young of HoopsHabit and discussed his time with ...

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Lakers Rumors: L.A. Currently Has ‘No Plans’ For Nick Young Trade

Following their second straight losing season, the Los Angeles Lakers spent another off-season revamping their roster in hopes of making the team a playoff contender. The Lakers selected D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick during the draft, Roy Hibbert became the expected starting center after being acquired in a trade, and Brandon Bass and Lou Williams decided to join the Lakers via free agency. ...

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Lakers News: L.A. Acquires Roy Hibbert From Indiana Pacers

After missing out on their frontcourt targets, the Los Angeles Lakers sought other ways to get themselves a quality big man to play alongside their young roster and help in their rebuild. Instead of looking at the thin free agent market, the team decided to find their player through a trade. -- Have you seen the 'Bleed Purple and Gold' phone case? -- According to the official Indiana Pacers Twitter account, ...

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Lakers News: L.A. Officially Signs Lou Williams In NBA Free Agency

Coming into free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers had high hopes of landing their top-tier names. Unfortunately, the team was unable to secure their initial targets and sought other avenues with their cap space. One route the Lakers took was by reaching out to the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams. -- Have you seen the 'Bleed Purple and Gold' phone case? -- With the NBA's free agent moratorium peri ...

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D’Angelo Russell On Jordan Clarkson Backcourt: ‘It’s Dangerous’

After Jordan Clarkson's emergence last season, some believed the Los Angeles Lakers found their point guard of the future especially after he was named to the NBA's All-Rookie First Team. Clarkson's growth was one of the reasons many draft experts believed the Lakers would select a big man during the NBA Draft. -- Have you seen the 'Lakers Nation' phone case? -- Instead, the Lakers decided to draft a guard ...

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Lakers News: Julius Randle To Miss Saturday’s Summer League Game

When the Los Angeles Lakers took Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick, the team was filled with plenty of optimism after taking a high talented prospect. Unfortunately, all of those expectations went away just minutes into the regular season when Randle fractured his tibia. -- Have you seen the 'Bleed Purple and Gold' phone case? -- As a result, Randle missed the rest of the season and only participa ...

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