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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Jarrod N Rudolph ‏@JRudolphSports

While I was in L.A. this weekend, I spoke with 4 @Lakers that told me the team dedicates only 15-20 minutes of practice time to defense


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WTF?

#2 KobeWillReturnTriumphant

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:40 PM

From the results there isn't enough time in the day to fix their problems.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:41 PM

How long are practices anyway?

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:44 PM

Ironically they play defense a total of 15 minutes per game

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:47 PM

Ironically they play defense a total of 15 minutes per game


Really, 15 whole minutes? That's a stretch.
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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Wow 15 minutes? That's more than I expected.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:10 PM

How long are practices anyway?


Jarrod N Rudolph@JRudolphSports

Practices, I'm told, are about 75-90 minutes long.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:10 PM

But seriously, it shows every night.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Lol practices are either "Too Long"(Mike Brown) or "Too little"(Mike D'Antoni).

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:37 PM

I want to know how they run their defensive practices. This team is not even doing the basics.

Hustle back after you score

Close out when you contest a shot

COMMUNICATE- I cannot hear what they are saying on the court, but there seams to be no sort of communication whatsoever from this team. We see all the team. There is always a player wide open...Someone not knowing who to cover......Who gets who in transition defense.

These things are taught in high school. NBA coaches shouldn't waste practice time teaching these things. The biggest disappointment to me is the lack of energy. Simply no heart defensively. The only defense this team plays is when they is five minutes remaining in the 4th quarter and they try to make a run.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:43 PM

Oh, and I have to suppose that our offense works alright?

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 08:19 PM

LOL jokes thread by everyone's comments. keep em coming!

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 08:37 PM

Huh, 15 whole minutes yet we're giving up at least 100 a game?

MDA must be stupefied.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:05 PM

Have Clark be defensive coordinator now

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:47 PM

Mitch needs to step in and f'ing wreak havoc. Our defense is this bad, and you're STILL only practicing for 15 minutes?

#16 AnnoyingCustomer

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:51 PM

This was to be expected with the moron Mr. Pringles at the helm...

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:53 PM

Mitch needs to step in and f'ing wreak havoc. Our defense is this bad, and you're STILL only practicing for 15 minutes?


THIS TIMES 5 BARRILLION. MITCH NEEDS TO HAVE A CONVO WITH ANTONI; THE D IS OBVIOUSLY,OBVIOUSLY HORRID

#18 KarlCalaguas12

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:54 PM

Seriously, there's only a few coach who preach defense 100 percent. Unfortunately, most of them already have a job.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Until this team improves defensively, everyone should just call him 'Antoni.

#20 leor_77

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 10:28 PM

The coaches need to lock the players in the gym for 2-3 hours at a time just to work on defense. If the players complain, take it to the NBAPA They might get easier practices if they actually show something in the game.




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