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Anthony Davis is trying to focus on the present even while his switching to the same agent as LeBron James triggers a cascade of free agency speculation and Lakers trade rumors.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be extremely active in the market for a second superstar to play alongside LeBron James for the foreseeable future. They’ll have options, as several max players will hit free agency over the next couple years, and speculation has been swirling about one name in particular, especially since he switched agents to Rich Paul of Klutch Sports: Anthony Davis.

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NEW YORK -- LeBron James' first game against the Warriors as a Laker drew nearly 2 million viewers, making it ESPN's most-watched preseason game ever.

The Lakers' 123-113 victory Wednesday night in Las Vegas was watched by 1.98 million viewers, the network said Thursday. A spokesman says that is the most viewers for an NBA preseason game on any network since at least 1994, which is as far back as the records go.

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Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James both liked what they saw from Lonzo Ball in his return to the Lakers lineup.

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball had never played on the same team before they suited up together as the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, not even in a scrimmage, but the instant chemistry the two displayed on the floor made it seem like they had been longtime teammates.

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The Clippers move to 4-0 in the preseason behind a balanced bench attack and a strong defensive second half

Game Summary:
Another day, another preseason victory for the Clippers. While these matchups mean precious little to actual regular season success, it’s promising to see a victory without star player Tobias Harris and starting center Marcin Gortat in the lineup. Moving to 4-0, the Clippers came out with it’s most interesting starting lineup of the preseason. With Harris and Gortat out, Boban Marjanovic got the nod alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

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The Raptors’ preseason has been quiet, hard, and fun — just the way they like it

VANCOUVER — In front of a capacity-crowd at the Rogers Arena for the Toronto Raptors’ first preseason game, the anxieties attached to the biggest season in franchise history fell away.

Jonas Valanciunas, who was just getting the hang of dribble hand-offs last season, secured a rebound and launched an outlet pass to Kyle Lowry. The ball didn’t even hit the ground before Lowry shuffled a behind-the-back touch-pass to new addition Kawhi Leonard. Leonard gave it back and Lowry got fouled before trying one last wrap-around pass, a split-second short of putting a bow on the play.

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It’s the preseason, and we’ve already got fresh J.R. Smith and Marcus Smart beef. PRESEASON!

Smith and Aron Baynes got into a scrap in the first quarter of the Celtics and Cavaliers preseason game on Saturday night. The two were battling in the low post and got tangled up and had to be separated after Smith shoved Baynes across the chest.

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