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A look at Lakers' 2016-17 roster

A look at Lakers' 2016-17 roster
Lakers D'Angelo Russell (1), Julius Randle (30) and Jordan Clarkson (6) pose for photos with Coach Luke Walton during the team's media day. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

LAKERS ROSTER

(statistics from 2015-16 season)

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STARTERS

Position; Name; Number; Age; Years in league; PPG; RPG; APG

PG; D'Angelo Russell; 1; 20; 2; 13.2; 3.4; 3.3

Hoping to take a major step this season, Russell is taking a more businesslike approach.

SG; Lou Williams; 23; 29; 12; 15.3; 2.5; 2.5

His leadership capabilities have impressed the Lakers staff.

SF; Luol Deng; 9; 31; 13; 12.3; 6.0; 1.9

Deng will also help their top rookie, Brandon Ingram, acclimate to the NBA.

PF; Julius Randle; 30; 21; 3; 11.3; 10.2; 1.8

Luke Walton is impressed with Randle's playmaking, saying good things happen any time he grabs a defensive rebound.

C; Timofey Mozgov; 20; 30; 7; 6.3; 4.4; 0.4

Lakers got their center early in free agency, dedicating $64 million to him.

RESERVES

Guards

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Jordan Clarkson; 6; 24; 3; 15.5; 4.0; 2.4

Will get plenty of minutes coming off the bench.

Jose Calderon; 5; 35; 12; 7.6; 3.2; 4.2

An experienced point guard, he offers leadership on a team with a lot of youth.

Marcelo Huertas; 4; 33; 2; 4.5; 1.7, 3.4

He was the Lakers only traditional point guard last season.

Nick Young; 0; 31; 10; 7.3; 1.8; 0.6

Despite rumors he'd be gone, Young remains a Laker and has bought into what Walton wants defensively.

Forwards

Brandon Ingram*;14; 19; R; 17.3; 6.8; 2.0

Walton will be patient as the second overall pick grows into the NBA game.

Larry Nance Jr.; 7; 23; 2; 5.5; 5.0; 0.7

Team hopes Nance will build off his strong rookie season last year.

Anthony Brown; 3; 24; 2; 4.0; 2.4; 0.7

The 2015 second-round pick has gotten limited minutes in the preseason.

Metta World Peace; 37; 36; 17; 5.0; 2.5; 0.8

His determination and ability to hang around impresses his head coach, who is younger than he is.

Centers

Tarik Black; 28: 24; 3; 3.4; 4.0; 0.4

Black had an impressive preseason debut that helped secure a spot as a backup big man.

Ivica Zubac**; 40; 19; R; 5.3; 3.0; 0.0

The Croatian rookie got to practice his sky hook with Kareem Abdul Jabbar during training camp.

*Statistics from Duke

**Statistics from Cibona Zagreb

tania.ganguli@latimes.com

Twitter: @taniaganguli

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