Lakers release 2011 preseason schedule
But even if the Lakers are making plans to trim down their training staff and the NBA players union is currently unhappy with the latest collective bargaining proposal from league owners, it never hurts to at least keep this handy to see what games you might miss.
Date Opponent Location Time
Oct. 9 Golden State Warriors Fresno (Save Mart Center) 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 Atlanta Hawks Ontario (Citizens Bank Arena) 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 Atlanta Hawks Staples Center 7 p.m.
Oct. 16 Utah Jazz Staples Center 7 p.m.
Oct. 19 Utah Jazz Anaheim (Honda Center) 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 Sacramento Kings Las Vegas (Thomas & Mack Ctr) 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 Clippers San Diego (Valley View Casino Ctr) 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 Clippers Bakersfield (Rabobank Arena) 7 p.m.
In a test of fans' optimism that the NBA will have a preseason -- let alone a season at all -- individual game tickets for the Lakers' games in Fresno, Ontario, Anaheim, Las Vegas, San Diego and Bakersfield go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday through Ticketmaster.com or (800) 462-2849.
Photo: Jack Pringle, left, of Oceanside and Mondo Martinez of San Pedro protest a call against Lakers from $900 seats behind the basket at Staples Center in 2002. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times