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Darvin Ham says the Lakers ‘love everyone’ on the roster

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“We love everyone on our roster,” the new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham told reporters on Friday during halftime of the 104-84 loss. “And until you’re not on our roster, you’re ours and we’re going to try to get better with the group that we have. That’s just the bottom line of it.

“I don’t know a player that’s come through this league in my 26 years that hasn’t had their name part of a trade rumor a time or two. But, it is what it is. It’s the nature of the beast of our business. And so, again, the guys we have on our roster I’m very thankful for, I’m proud of and we want to maximize everything they can do to help us get to that ultimate goal.”