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Luke Walton pushes the Lakers in a competitive practice after another loss

Luke Walton pushes the Lakers in a competitive practice after another loss

Do you think the Lakers trust each other as a team?

Larry Nance Jr. took a full second before he answered the question.

“I don’t,” Nance said. “I don’t think we do.”

Then he gave the thought another second and amended it.

“I think we do sometimes,” Nance said. “We trusted each other in New York [in a 121-107 win over the Knicks]. The ball was moving freely, there was open spacing. You knew if you gave it up, you’d get it back. We knew, ‘If I close out, my man beats me, the next guy’s gonna rotate defensively.’ Some games, we don’t do that. Last game we didn’t do it.”

The Lakers (18-37) are a team learning to trust each other, and their growing pains are...

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