Welcome to another roundup, where we gather all of LA sports’ biggest stories of the day!
The Dodgers have been a powerhouse in player development over the past few seasons, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. In a recent ranking by Bleacher Report, catchers Will Smith and Keibert Ruiz are both listed as top-10 catchers by 2025, a sign that the farm system isn’t done producing difference makers. While Smith has had his opportunity to shine on the major league roster, Ruiz is still waiting for his moment. The conversation about which young game manager the team should keep will be interesting to follow going forward.
Another team with young players making an impression is the Los Angeles Lakers. After just two preseason games, Talen Horton-Tucker is making believers out of the rest of the NBA. His explosive play and tremendous defensive capabilities have left the team wondering how they can fit him into their plans for the regular season. While LeBron James and Anthony Davis are obviously the focal point of this team, it’s players like THT that make LA the deepest team in the league.
We end today with an update on Chargers‘ running back Austin Ekeler. After a big game on Sunday, the Bolt’s star spoke with reporters about his return from injury and how he was feeling after an extended absence. By all accounts, Ekeler is feeling as good as he has all season, and his performance on the field clearly backs that up.
For additional info on any of the stories mentioned or any other news from around LA, click on the links below for the full article!
- Lakers: Talen Horton-Tucker making case for a bigger role in 2020
- Dodgers: Pair of LA players predicted to be Top-10 Catchers in 2025
- Chargers: Austin Ekeler’s Big Game Shows He’s Close to 100%
More Stories from Around LA
- Dodgers Remain Interested in reliever Liam Hendriks
- Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy make list of Top 10 Bat Flips in 2020
- Kentavious Caldwell Pope: ‘My confidence is through the roof’
- LeBron has a message for Nets’ Kevin Durant after his Brooklyn debut
- Sean McVay not worried about Rams overlooking the winless Jets
- Can LA still reach the number 1 seed in the NFC?
- Keenan Allen dealing with a back injury after Win against the Falcons
- Justin Herbert moves closer to breaking the rookie touchdown record for LA
- 5 takeaways from the Clippers loss to the Lakers
- Jerry West sued by man who claims to have helped bring Kawhi to LA
Is @maxmuncy9 baseball's most underrated bat flipper???
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) December 13, 2020
Basketball is beautiful when it's slowed down pic.twitter.com/lwOmx5G1R7
— Laker Film Room Kuzton-Tucker (@LakerFilmRoom) December 14, 2020
Cooper Kupp on Jalen Ramsey:
"He does an incredible job and I'm glad he's on our team because we get to work against him, we get to practice, we get to sharpen iron with him. I'm glad to get to do that, you know, Monday to Saturday and don't have to deal with him on Sundays."
— Sarina (@sarina) December 14, 2020
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