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Lakers in review: Jim Buss hoping Lakers establish young core

The Lakers will begin training camp in just over a month and start the season on Oct. 28 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Recently part-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss told The Times he is optimistic about the season, with hopes the Lakers can develop a core of eight young players to build around.

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Lakers set to sign Euroleague veteran guard Marcelo Huertas

The Lakers have reached an agreement to sign Euroleague guard Marcelo Huertas to a one-year contract, The Times confirmed Monday afternoon.

Huertas, a 32-year-old Brazilian national team player, spent the last four years in Spain playing for FC Barcelona.

He averaged 7.6 points and 4.4 assists in 28 games last season.

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Jim Buss defends Coach Byron Scott and the Lakers' use of analytics

A popular topic in NBA circles is analytics, which involve studying advanced statistics to gain an advantage on the basketball court.

In February, Lakers Coach Byron Scott downplayed his use of analytics but has since gone on record, via radio on The Beast 980, that he'll "use analytics a lot more" this season.

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Jim Buss talks about D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and the Lakers' struggles

Lakers part-owner Jim Buss says he's anxious for the new season to begin, and one of the reasons is the team's top draft pick, D'Angelo Russell.

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Lakers make signing of Florida guard Michael Frazier official

On Tuesday, the Lakers announced the signing of undrafted Florida guard Michael Frazier.

Last week, The Times reported that Frazier would join the Lakers on a two-year, $1.4-million contract.

Frazier will still have to fight his way through training camp, as only $50,000 of his rookie salary ($525,093) is guaranteed.

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Lakers, Metta World Peace have 'casual conversations' about a return

The Lakers and Metta World Peace have had “casual conversations” about the forward returning to play for the team, said an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The executive said there has been no talk about a deal and that nothing is imminent.

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