Ross Pickering

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    Sixers Reportedly Tell Ben Simmons They Will Take Him With First Pick In Draft

    It looks like LSU’s Ben Simmons will be a member of the Philadelphia 76ers come Thursday night. According to a report by Chris Haynes from, the Sixers have informed Simmons’ camp that he will be taken with the first overall pick later this week. Marc Stein from ESPN tweeted earlier on Tuesday that Simmons worked […]

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    Richard Jefferson To Join Lakers Coaching Staff?

    Newly crowned NBA champion Richard Jefferson may have been competing against Luke Walton and the Golden State Warriors over the last couple of weeks, though the 36-year-old has announced his retirement after winning his first ring and may be now looking to team up with the opposition. According to former NBA assistant coach Dave Miller, Jefferson is […]

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    Lakers Rumors: L.A. Expected To Pursue Festus Ezeli This Summer?

    Could new Lakers head coach Luke Walton lure some of his former players to the purple and gold this summer? According to Sean Deveney from Sporting News, the Lakers “will have interest in Ezeli, seeing his size and rim-protecting defense as an ideal complement to forward Julius Randle.” Deveney was reportedly informed by several NBA executives […]

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    Lakers Rumors: J.B. Bickerstaff To Be Assistant Coach For Luke Walton?

    Another name has emerged in the search for Luke Walton’s coaching staff. Brian Shaw is said to be a name at the top of Walton’s short list, though there’s another candidate that could soon be making his way to Los Angeles. J.B. Bickerstaff, the interim head coach for the Houston Rockets, could join the Lakers’ […]

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    Lakers Rumors: Brian Shaw On Luke Walton’s Assistant Coach Short List

    Luke Walton may still be working for the Golden State Warriors right now, though he’s already beginning to put together his Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff for next season. According to Adrian Wojnarowksi from The Vertical, Brian Shaw is the “most prominent” name on Walton’s “short list of candidates.” Despite being just 50-years-old, Shaw would bring a lot […]

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    VIDEO: Luke Walton Talks For First Time Since Being Hired By Lakers

    The Golden State Warriors are set to begin their second-round matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers this weekend, though on Saturday the focus from reporters wasn’t on how Steve Kerr plans to defend Damian Lillard. Instead, the spotlight was on Kerr’s lead assistant coach, Luke Walton. After agreeing to become the next head coach of […]

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    BREAKING: Luke Walton Agrees To Become Lakers’ Next Head Coach

    Well, that was fast. After Byron Scott was fired on Sunday night, the Lakers didn’t hang around. On Wednesday, the Lakers were given permission by the Golden State Warriors to interview Luke Walton. The Lakers didn’t waste any time, and interviewed Luke later in the week, possibly on Friday, as ESPN L.A. 710’s John Ireland […]

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    Lakers Rumors: L.A. Interview Luke Walton For First Time, Meeting “Went Well”

    The Lakers have taken the first step toward making Luke Walton their next head coach. On Wednesday, we learned that the Lakers had been granted permission to talk with Walton, and it appears the two sides have already met. According to Lakers radio play-by-play man John Ireland, the purple and gold have interviewed Walton for the […]

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    Lakers Coaching Target Kevin Ollie Staying At UConn?

    After the Lakers fired Byron Scott on Sunday night, Kevin Ollie was one of the first names to come up. Ollie was also linked to the Lakers job in 2014, though the prospect of the UConn coach making the leap to the NBA this summer seemed a little more realistic due to Kevin Durant’s free […]