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Lakers' exit interviews show where the players stand on rebuilding

Lakers' exit interviews show where the players stand on rebuilding

The Lakers had their exit interviews with the team's brass Thursday — as, one day after Kobe Bryant capped his 20-year career, the franchise began to turn the page and decide which of its players will be part of a major rebuilding process.

The assumption is that the Lakers will rely on their young nucleus of rookie D'Angelo Russell and second-year players Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. The Lakers' staff also likes the progress Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown made in their rookie seasons.

Now that group has to take the next step, which is something Bryant suggested to the youngsters, telling them after Wednesday's season finale that they all need to work together to...

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