Not long after the Lakers traded for him, point guard Tyler Ennis got a phone call from his new head coach.
“That just made me feel a lot more comfortable,” Ennis said.
On Saturday, Ennis participated in his first Lakers practice. The Rockets traded Ennis and the draft rights to Australian Brad Newley to the Lakers at the trade deadline, in exchange for Lakers reserve point guard Marcelo Huertas.
“It was more of a shoot-around practice today with the early game tomorrow,” Lakers Coach Luke Walton said. “But he was good. Was picking up stuff pretty quickly. Solid practice as you can probably have for just...