Lakers still undecided on Lonzo Ball as opening-night starting PG – Luke Walton | NBA Interviews


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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton speaks to the media two days before opening up the 2018-19 season against the Portland Trail Blazers and how the decision to either start or sit Lonzo Ball if still uncertain. Walton also discusses the importance of team culture in order to be successful.

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34 Comments

  1. Rondo can't catch LeBrons ally ops lonzo is better I hate this shit and then y'all why y'all do him like that you have rondo start and then u trade lonzo but yet how can lonzo show u his talent on the bench fuck this Luke needs to. Be fired

  2. As soon as Luke Walton started to grow on me he starts this bullshit all over again with being confused about starting Lonzo. It would definitely be a huge mistake if he don't start him.

  3. I think he's working this decision to do a few things. Add what Rondo can do with the team, and help with that. Also, get the most out of Lonzo and Rondo on the team.

    Clearly, in my opinion, I think Lonzo should start. But, Walton is making Lonzo earn it with his play. And Walton needs to earn it, and any player who starts needs to earn it, before he gets out there.

    It just seems Lonzo isn't physically ready conditioning wise to start. So, to me, this means, He's gonna start Rondo now. And eventually, work Lonzo into the starting lineup.
    I wouldn't be surprised if he even got hurt—-Rondo that is.

  4. This is a no brainer. Rondo is a much better player than Lonzo. We need to win now, this is not the same Lakers from 2-3yrs ago where we’re actually trying to lose games to get the lottery pick.

  5. RONDO IS A CHAMPION, ALL STAR , HIGH IQ, AND FLOOR GENERAL. THE FACT RONDO IS WHAT LEBRONS FIRST WISH WAS FOR, HE WILL START OVER ZO. ZO STILL IS NOT IS 100% SHAPE, AND HIS SHOT IS STILL HORRIBLE.

  6. Luke preaches D Rondo doesn't play good D Zo does. I think Luke"s intimidated by Rondo, who's done nothing to me to overtake Zo as the starter.

  7. lonzo will get re-inujred if you start him over rondo. let the kid learn and get back in tip top shape. you gain nothing by starting him over a steady vet like rondo.

  8. Everyone interviewed about the Lakers mentions Kuz. Kobe, Rondo, Magic, Lebron, Luke…everyone casually mentions him when giving an example of the young core. He seems to be always asking questions, studying film, working out, working on his game. I'm excited to watch him develop.

  9. I got news for you Lakers fans, you are not cracking 50 wins and won't be because "Luke is not starting the young guys"-part 2018. You overrated your young "talent" and this is the year you will have to admit it. With love, a Celtics fan.

  10. Lonzo has not proven shit in this league . Just a bunch of hype and injuries. His bum ass can’t even defend Fox 🦊

  11. Not knowing who will start and the season opens guarantees Luke is about to fuck up and isnt going to last as head coach. He's has his finger up his ass. I seen Larry Brown do this shit in NY. Nobody knew from game to game who was starting. The starters and the bench didnt know left from right. Luke is putting himsef in a situation to be fired before end of season

  12. Other than mentally, Lonzo is better in all other areas than Rondo, and he fits better with LBJ. I’d also start Hart over KCP

  13. starting rondo and kcp is a mistake. he need to start zo and hart. luke need to stop with these veterans and play the young guys

  14. Luke Walton has no faith Lonzo I don't know why when Lonzo is way better then the rondo and out performing him in the preseason rondo not even going too be a laker next year disrespectful too there star player Lonzo who is going too be a laker for a long time

  15. For as good a Rondo was last year, Zo, out performed him with lesser talent. How do you start a vet that's on a one year contract over a promising Young talent. It will back fire if he does not start Zo

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