Daily News: The calendar has switched over to October, even though the temperature on this unusually warm Thursday still felt more like July or August. And inside the Lakers training facility, the team practiced more like it still was too.
Experiments were in full concoction still, the ideas dreamed up during a summer of reflection taking shape on the court, as well as off it, even though they may never see the light of day once the regular season begins.
Currently, the ideas du jour involve Lamar Odom. More specifically, whether he’s best suited to be the Lakers point-forward, point-guard, sixth man or small forward.
“Usually I fiddle around with things in the exhibition season,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “We’ll see how it works out. I don’t know if you guys remember last year’s exhibition season…”
Last year Jackson experimented with having Kobe Bryant play the “push guard.” In other words, the guard bringing the ball up the court.
Nice idea, but it didn’t take.
So how’s Odom looking as a point guard?