DAY 5: Kobe's return, Young's trash talk
27 more days. #LakersTipOff pic.twitter.com/4VUXoGJJrO
.@NickSwagyPYoung kickin’ the shoes off after a long day at the office: pic.twitter.com/kxP3PhzIZo
D’Antoni said @paugasol is “way ahead” with rehabilitation, looking great while doing everything including scrimmaging.
D’Antoni said @kobebryant continues to have no timetable as he rehabilitates; he did a bit of set-shooting (non jumping) today.
Gasol is taking a measured approach to camp. Yes, he feels good right now, but it’s 5 days in. Focus is on staying healthy all year long.
The apparent standout at today’s practice was @NickSwagyPYoung. D’Antoni and a few players described it as his best session thus far.
Young is asked to show the discipline to play a full floor game, moving the ball, playing D, boarding. He can score, but efficiency is key.
Rookie Ryan Kelly (foot) has yet to participate in live drills/scrimmages thus far. He’s doing work on his own and some shooting.
A lot of media at the Lakes practice facility today.
Mike D'Antoni says he saw Kobe shoot for the first time...described it as not flat footed but on his tip-toes
Nick Young said he's been talkin smack to @kobebryant while he's on the sidelines - I told him he better watch out when Kobe gets back
Nick Young also said Kobe told him to work on his left #coachkobe
Shawne Williams on D'Antoni: "He's just been doing a lot of defense. That's the most shocking thing"
D'Antoni said Kobe did some set shooting today w/o jumping. Still no timetable for return
Nick Young on Kobe: "I've been talking a little trash to him to get back out there"
The Lakers have canceled their third and final two-a-day practice for Thursday. It will be single sessions for the rest of camp.
Nick Young on the Lakers' passing ability: "Nash and Gasol will hit you with a pass in the face if you aren’t looking"
Mike D'Antoni said Kobe did some set shooting today, no jumping. No timetable though for return
Mike D'Antoni: "Pau is way ahead of where I thought he might be coming back from surgery"
Mike D'Antoni on how much he devotes to offense & defense in training camp: "99.9% on defense & .1% on offense. Does that satisfy you?"
Lakers canceled their second practice session for Thursday without plans to reschedule. Team had two two-a-days on Sunday & Tuesday
Lakers will have single practice sessions for the rest of training camp
Nick Young on Kobe: "I tell him to stop dodging me. I can talk trash now. He can’t do nothing right now."
I asked Mr Mike Trudell who was impressing most in camp in his own personal opinion, I got this
I still need to watch a lot more, but Gasol is so obviously the best player when featured. Looks great. Another: Farmar
There’s superfluous buzz early in training camp for every team, but one player getting a lot for LAL is @JrFarmar.
As more comes I shall post it!!! ENJOY!!! Thoughts?
Edited by Majesty, October 02, 2013 - 02:13 PM.