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Long trips for one game don't sit well with Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton

Long trips for one game don't sit well with Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton

In the NBA’s attempt to reduce games on consecutive nights and stretches of four games in five nights, the league has created a schedule quirk that annoys Lakers Coach Luke Walton:

One-game trips several time zones away.

The Lakers this season have played the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder in separate one-game trips. And they’ve got upcoming one-game trips to San Antonio and Minnesota.

“A one-day trip to Minnesota is, I don’t get it,” Walton said. “It doesn’t make sense. We’ve flown over Minnesota probably nine times already this season. One of those times let’s stop and play there...

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