L.A. Times: Reading the reviews might have been the first mistake for the Lakers’ Adam Morrison.
“I had a lot of criticism after my first year,” Morrison said of his rookie season with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006-07, having been the third overall pick in the NBA draft.
“I remember one website saying I was the worst player in the NBA. All that stuff.”
The 6-foot-8 forward is trying to find himself in Las Vegas — along with his shot — in the friendlier, light-on-defense confines of the NBA Summer League, at the wise suggestion of Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
Keeping it in perspective because, after all, this is summer league, not the heart of the NBA season, things are going well. He has averaged 20.8 points in four games. He scored 20 points against the Clippers on Monday, and had 17 points the next night against Oklahoma City.
“He’s a shot maker… and it looks to me like he’s playing with confidence,” Kupchak said during Monday’s game.