Los Angeles Lakers 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers' media day was Monday, with training camp starting Tuesday in Santa Barbara. But many of the younger players already have a jump on the 2016-17 campaign.

D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr., Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Anthony Brown, Brandon Ingram and others have been getting in summer workouts and shooting drills in a self-named "Breakfast Club," according to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.

"These are the guys that want it," Russell said. "You don’t have to be there. But guys that show up like that, they really want to be there."

This is a team yearning for a fresh start. It will get that with new head coach Luke Walton, who takes over after historically bad back-to-back records under Byron Scott, an old-school authoritarian. In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, Walton spoke about his love for the process and building an enjoyable culture.

"Grab a coffee on your way in," the 36-year-old said. "Can’t wait to see the players in there. Get them out on the court and start working on things in a game that I love. I might be young and naive, and when we're in February and our record's not that great, I won't feel the same way, but as for right now, which is all you can control, I'm very excited about the future."

The team’s fate isn’t only up to the millennials—there are veterans around as well. And while it’s chancy at best to rank a roster before the first day of camp begins, there are certainly some expectations going in. There will also be surprises before the season is done.

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