Phil gave his thoughts on the players and fatigue.
Daily News: Lakers head coach Phil Jackson is thinking about giving his team some additional rest as the playoffs approach.
“I noticed they fell asleep on the plane last night, which is unusual for them,” Jackson said of how different his team looked from Friday night to Saturday morning. “They’re night owls. They all sleep in the morning when we fly in the mornings.”
Jackson called off their morning shootaround and held a film session on Saturday.
“You can see a drain on players all around the league,” he said. “Last night, I was watching Minnesota beat Dallas by 10, Orlando got beat by Washington. You see guys who are struggling, veteran players who play a lot of games.”
Jackson has already curtailed the team’s practice schedule.
“We really haven’t had a practice in two weeks,” Jackson said. “These guys rejoice in it because practice is practice. I get to work ‘em out the way I want to get it done. There are some joys to just playing games.”