Phil Jackson began addressing local media from L.A.’s practice facility at 2 p.m. Pacific today. Mike Trudell, The official Lakers reporter, has been tweeting updates. We’ll update them on here for you as well!

The following updates are provided by Mike Trudell:

- Phil Jackson’s first comment regarding training camp involved making the transition for Ron Artest “seamless.”
- On Rambis: “I’ll have to spend more time working with the big guys, and the staff will have to take on the defensive responsibility.”

- Jackson said he is going to Lamar Odom’s wedding. “I’m very supportive of Lamar and want everything to go right for him.”
- Jackson said he wants to keep Fisher playing between 22 and 28 minutes in the regular season to save him for critical (playoff) moments.

- Jackson said that he is personally feeling very well from a physical standpoint.

- Phil agreed that the frontcourt 4-some of Bynum-Gasol-Odom-Artest is easily the most talented he’s had. Cited 2000 Blazers as previous best.

For a more detailed report, check out the official LakersBasketBlog!

Also, you can watch the entire presser here on!

  • scoobs

    On Sasha: Phil added, “We asked him to cut his hair and he did.” A psychological fresh start? “Sasha played with his hair last year more than he did on the court,” Jackson quipped.

  • drewdeluxe

    Front court 4-some of 2000 Blazers previous best?


  • matthew

    phil also said he is considering using the big lineup of kobe, artest, odom, gasol, and bynum… i wonder how that will turn out to be, but i doubt we see this lineup, even to finish games. but well see.

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    What about the scrubs Mobenga Sasha farmar
    Luke Morrison what the hell are these guys doing here ? Please answer this Phil.
    Josh Powell Shannon Brown But the rest need to go trade these bums .
    Also Bynum has no drive big but useless as
    a extra dick.

    • desecrator93

      Seriously, kill yourself.

      • http://vinginor laker raja

        You first you piece of Chicken shit.
        Have a take you Pussy.
        Is you mother breast feeding you again ?

  • Megan Fox JJC

    Finally. Sasha’s hair is gone. Perhaps he’ll play to his potential now. He did start slumping ever since he had the long hair.

    • WatWudChickSay? (WWCS?)

      Sasha’s Hairband Cut By Lakers

      As part of a “fresh start” for Sasha Vujacic, the Lakers have released Sasha’s Hairband. Coach Phil Jackson said that while the team appreciated Hairband’s efforts, he and GM Mitch Kupchak felt Hairband had a better chance of making an NBA team in another location.

      The Washington Wizards are rumored to be interested in Hairband as a pairing with Mike Miller, though league sources say Hairband has also drawn interest from Discovery Channel’s Les Stroud (“Survivorman”) as a garrot for killing small lizards and mice.