Magic, Pelinka meet with Lakers players

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersClarkson’s conversation covered the state of the team and his own development. He started at point guard for the past two games, and he said Pelinka and Johnson talked to him about becoming more vocal. Clarkson conceded the process has been “work” since he’s “always not been the most talkative guy.” But with coach Luke Walton lamenting how the team lacks trust and communication during moments of adversity, Clarkson vowed to be more assertive than usual.“Talk and communicate; that’s where I feel like we lack sometimes because we’re young,” Clarkson said. “You feel like you’re also doing something wrong, so you don’t want to speak up. We have to step out of our comfort zone and start to do that.”The Lakers failed to do that against Houston, giving up an eight-point third-quarter deficit to balloon in the fourth quarter when the Rockets outscored them 45-26. Following the loss, Walton delivered an unprintable and undisclosed message to his players. He sounded more upbeat Thursday, noting he felt in better spirits after sleeping and having his morning coffee.Walton acknowledged sympathy for his players dealing with frequent lineup changes and the recent overhaul of the front office, but he stressed that he wants the team’s young core to have a “by committee” approach toward ensuring better effort during tough times.“We don’t have that one alpha yet or All-Star type of guy to really calm us down when adversity hits,” Walton said. “We’ll keep pointing it out and showing it on film to encourage our guys to step up and do things like that and recognize when those times are. We’ll get there.” EL SEGUNDO >> Magic Johnson watched attentively from the perch that oversees the Lakers’ practice court on Thursday, likely with many opinions the day after their latest lopsided loss, a 139-100 humiliation in Houston.Once practice was over, Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka headed to the court and shared some of their observations, conducting individual feedback sessions with D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, Tarik Black, David Nwaba and Timofey Mozgov.Johnson, the president of basketball operations, and Pelinka had plenty to say to the Lakers (20-48), who go into Friday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks (33-34) having lost three consecutive games and 10 of 11.“It’s really cool,” Clarkson said. “It’s good for us being able to talk to them and pick their brains as well and having that open-door presence.” Throughout the process, Walton, Johnson and Pelinka said they likely will continue to provide feedback over the season’s final month. Zubac discussed his offseason plans with Pelinka and Johnson, a schedule that will include a brief rest before training extensively in Los Angeles.“It’s good to know what other people around the team think,” Zubac said. “It’s great to know what Luke thinks and what everybody on the staff thinks. That’s the way I can improve.”Mulling decisionWalton said he remains undecided what his starting lineup will be against Milwaukee after bringing Russell off the bench in the past two games. Shooting guard Nick Young, who started against Houston, is listed as probable after spraining the left ringer of his left (non-shooting) hand.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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first_img Photo credit: Frankie Boyer Photos by Matt Conti.Friday’s high tide peaked between 11:12 and 11:15 a.m. slightly below that seen on January 4th according to NOAA’s preliminary figures. While the tide was close to the “100 year storm” it did not quite hit that level.At the Commercial Street baseball fields, Puopolo and Langone Parks, the Harborwalk was flooded as shown in these photos by Brendan O’Brien.*Advertisement* 1 of 28 Commercial Wharf at high tide. Photo credit: Jeffrey Figueiredo 1 of 6 Rising Seas Rally in East Boston Flooding at Sargent’s Wharf parking lot in March 2018. (NEWF image) Sargent’s Wharf. Photo credit: Chad Jackson Langone and Puopolo Parks – Photos by Brendan O’Brien Flooding at Sargent’s, Lewis & Commercial Wharves Photos from the Long Wharf area, by Erik Lund: Flooding on Long Wharf / Atlantic Ave. (Photos by Erik Lund) The water is rising in the @NorthEndBoston. Not looking good for these homes at Union Wharf. @universalhub— Rhiannon D’Angelo (@rabbitholerhi) March 2, 2018More photos here.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Sargent’s Wharf. Photo credit: Chad Jackson Atlantic Avenue closed by flooding on March 2nd in front of Aquarium MBTA Station High tide hit around 11:15 a.m. Friday morning with a near record storm surge from Nor’Eater Rlley causing dramatic flooding on Boston’s waterfront. It was the second massive storm in just as many months after the January 4th snowstorm. Shown here are photos from the flooding impact along the North End waterfront toward Long Wharf and Atlantic Avenue. The tide came in quickly as even the Channel 5 news truck became stranded and needed a tow. Aquarium T station closed, Christopher Columbus Park was inundated and Sargent’s Wharf appeared to take another big hit with stranded cars.center_img HarborWalk at the end of Lewis Wharf. Photo credit: Jean Eisenstadt 1 of 12 Flooding at Sargent’s Wharf parking lot in March 2018. (NEWF image) Lewis Wharf gate to marina. Photo credit: Jean Eisenstadt North End Waterfront Flooding – March 2nd Flooding at Christopher Columbus Park during nor’easter Riley in March 2018. 1 of 15 Sargent’s Wharf. Photo credit: Chad Jackson From the Rising Seas Rally in East Boston: 1 of 7 Photos of Sargent’s, Lewis and Commercial Wharves flooding: Flooding along HarborWalk in the North End 1 of 4 More photos from the North End Wharfs by Dr. Joseph Mendola:last_img read more