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Sources — Lakers’ Davis to skip Team USA camp

[ad_1] Opting to focus on the upcoming season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis has decided not to participate in the upcoming USA Basketball training camp and FIBA Basketball World Cup, sources confirmed to ESPN.League sources familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Ramona Shelburne that Davis is not ruling out playing for the 2020 Olympic team, but wants to spend this offseason focusing on the
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Anthony Davis – Rob Pelinka called ‘every 30 to 45 minutes’ during free agency

[ad_1] Is it title or bust for Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers? How will the All-NBA big man adjust to sharing the court with LeBron James? What would Davis have changed about his public and prolonged exit from the New Orleans Pelicans?Following his introductory news conference, we sat down with the Lakers' biggest summer acquisition as he dished on his new franchise, leaving New Orleans, his involvement in
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AD would put Lakers’ roster up ‘against anybody’

[ad_1] EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- After Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka called him "the most dominant young basketball player in the world" at his introductory news conference Saturday, Anthony Davis made a declaration echoing the same confidence in his new team."I would put our roster up against anybody," Davis said. "I feel like that in a seven-game series that we would come out victorious."With banners hanging above him
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Source — LeBron’s No. 6 to wait due to Nike issue

[ad_1] LeBron James won't be giving up his No. 23 to new teammate Anthony Davis after all.The planned jersey swap for the 2019-20 season has been postponed due to potential production and financial issues with manufacturer Nike, a source told ESPN's Dave McMenamin, confirming a Yahoo Sports report.James wore No. 23 during both of his stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. It's also
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LeBron’s No. 6 to wait due to Nike issue

[ad_1] LeBron James won't be giving up his No. 23 to new teammate Anthony Davis after all.The planned jersey swap for the 2019-20 season has been postponed due to potential production and financial issues with manufacturer Nike, a source told ESPN's Dave McMenamin, confirming a Yahoo! Sports report.James wore No. 23 during both of his stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and last year in Los Angeles. It's the number Davis
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Pelinka says Lakers responded well post-Kawhi

[ad_1] After missing out on Kawhi Leonard, Rob Pelinka believes the Los Angeles Lakers moved forward by putting together a versatile roster that addressed personnel mistakes made from a year ago.The general manager spoke on Friday about the Lakers adjusting quickly after Leonard's decision to join the LA Clippers and learning from last summer's ill-fated decision to add ball-handling playmakers while sacrificing shooting."I really haven't spent a lot of time
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GSW keep Adams after Lakers’ interest

[ad_1] After talking with the Los Angeles Lakers, Ron Adams will remain in a revised role on the Golden State Warriors' coaching staff, league sources told ESPN.The Lakers had received permission from the Warriors to speak with Adams about the possibility of joining Frank Vogel's staff, but no official offer was made, according to a league source.Adams has been a key assistant coach for the Warriors. He just finished his
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Adams declines Lakers, sticks with GSW

[ad_1] Ron Adams has turned down an assistant-coaching job with the Los Angeles Lakers and will remain in a revised role on the Golden State Warriors coaching staff, league sources told ESPN.Adams has been a key assistant coach for the Warriors. He just finished his fifth season on Steve Kerr's staff and 25th season overall as an NBA assistant coach.The Lakers had received permission from the Warriors to talk with
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Players, teams use maximum leverage in deals this summer

[ad_1] It is said negotiation is an art, and it's taught that way in business schools, described that way in numerous books and portrayed that way in movies.But over the past month, several of the most high-profile NBA deals didn't feel like they had much art involved. They were more like blunt-force trauma. In retrospect, 2019 could be remembered as the league's summer of leverage.In the span of just a