Despite Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton saying their preseason opener against the Sacramento Kings would be more about teaching moments than getting the win, his young squad overcame a 19-point deficit to beat their northern California rivals, 103-84. After the game, Walton discusses the lineups he was most impressed with, who stood out and what he took away from Brandon Ingram’s debut.
Ingram, who struggled to find a rhythm offensively, talks about how he felt he impacted the game in other ways and what he learned most from his first preseason game. Plus, does the No. 2 pick admit to having any nerves going into his first game?
Tarik Black puts his 15 points, five rebounds night in perspective and explains his take on what the Lakers need to do moving forward. Lastly, Julius Randle (who finished with six points and seven boards but also took home five personal fouls) talks about battling against DeMarcus Cousins and whether he has any advice for the rookies.