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Lakers trying to upgrade their 'D'


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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 11:46 PM

The Lakers went back to work Monday in search of ways to correct a defense that failed them Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings, even though the Lakers won the game.

The theme at practice was simple: Stop dribble penetration. Contain the guards.

"The first sequence that comes in a situation like that is stopping penetration," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said. "You stop that and usually the ball stops. We didn't do a relatively good job on defense, I thought, containing some of the better guards last week."


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#2 popo

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Posted November 24, 2008 - 11:48 PM

They will get a big test tomorrow on that from speedy Devin Harris, hopefully the D steps up.
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Posted November 25, 2008 - 01:25 AM

Why has the defense failed them? Instead of containing, they are gambling on defense TOOOOOOO Much. Way too much.


Forcing the opposition into a bad shot deep in the clock is just as important as getting into the passing lanes.


That P&R defense was ATROCIOUS against the Kings also. That's on Fish, Farmar, Pau and Bynum. Inexcusable.

One of the things they did so perfectly earlier this season was double early, rotate from weakside to cover the man in the paint and have a player play "2nd base" on the far side, covering 2 men. That forced alot of turnovers and steals. They also got their hands in on the drive, getting strips from there. Anybody trying to go north-south had 2 people stopping his progress with the help recovering quickly to his man once the penetration was stopped.


They got real sloppy. Not really paying attention and not helping in time. There was a rhythm to the D that is GONE. Now, they have to get it back and KEEP it.

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Posted November 25, 2008 - 06:28 AM

^ Agree. Guess the only 'consolation' is just to forget about that game and move on, STRONGER.




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Posted November 25, 2008 - 06:44 AM

Lakers have no issue with their offense. Working on their defensive glitches will only make them a tougher team to beat.

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Posted November 25, 2008 - 08:56 PM

Guess they need more tweaking...or a security patch for the the upgrade.

I am not impressed.

#7 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted November 25, 2008 - 10:53 PM

They'll be upgrading to version 2.0.

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Posted November 25, 2008 - 10:55 PM

Guess they need more tweaking...or a security patch for the the upgrade.

I am not impressed.


Much better...second half, at least.

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Posted November 26, 2008 - 07:44 AM

it really is good to hear phil talking about defense, i'm hearing the types of things from our coaches and players that we need to hear from a championship team

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Posted November 26, 2008 - 10:05 AM

their defense is def getting better.. but it still needs a little work. im sure we'll figure it out soon.




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