The Los Angeles Lakers made the decision to relieve head coach Frank Vogel of his duties after they went 33-49 during the 2021-22 NBA Season and missed the playoffs.
And they reportedly have their eyes set on a former member of the Detroit Pistons for the vacant position. According to multiple reports, the Lakers have sought permission to interview Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham:
Sources: The Lakers have requested permission to interview Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham for their head coach opening. Ham served as a Lakers assistant from 2011-13. The team is starting the next stage of the coaching search process.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 29, 2022
Ham has served as an assistant with the Bucks since 2018, helping them win the NBA title last season. He also previously served as an assistant with the Lakers.
Pistons fans will remember his days in the Motor City when he was affectionately known as “Dunkin' Darvin” for his thunderous dunks. He also helped the Pistons upset the Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals, taking home their first championship since the back-to-back title wins in 1989 and 1990. Ham played in 417 career games with the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Bucks and Pistons.
NBA Player Prop Bets for 4/29/22
Player props can be useful in a variety of ways, from taking advantage of them straight up within the betting market to measuring a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy basketball.
Here we'll focus on utilizing our projections and a slew of other tools to help make money betting player props. For this article, we are using the odds provided at FanDuel Sportsbook to pinpoint spots where value can be had tonight.
The prop-betting experience on FanDuel Sportsbook is getting even more fun. You can track your player props with real-time updates and place in-game props with ease.
Please note that betting lines and our player projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.
D'Angelo Russell Over 16.5 Points (-114)
numberFire's model is suggesting we go hard at the over on D'Angelo Russell's points prop (16.5).
Our algorithm projects Russell for 19.5 points on 16.1 field goal attempts, thus making him around 74.5% likely to go over on his prop. Even at the -114 odds, that's plenty of value.