With the injuries, Sun Yue gets his opportunity

yueL.A. Times: For the Lakers, a void has to be filled because of injuries.

And that means even a rookie such as Sun Yue has to be prepared when the call goes out.

Sun got the call from Lakers Coach Phil Jackson on Wednesday night, but it was not a shining moment for the 6-foot-9 guard from China.

It was not so much that he didn’t score. It was more about how uneasy he looked on the court against the Golden State Warriors.

“For me, every game on the court I feel more better, more comfortable,” Sun said. “I might not be getting used to the whole system 100%, but I think I’m at about 60% and it’s getting better. Everybody tells me to don’t be in a hurry because the triangle is difficult.”

It was the fourth game Sun has played in this season. He played three minutes 15 seconds.

Sun looked tentative bringing the basketball up court and looked unsure of himself trying to facilitate the offense.

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  • Paul

    Learn by doing right?

    So yeah Sun, just keep it up, but have more confidence in yourself. And you need to get closer to your teammates because the triangle’s all about teamwork and passing. You’re the one facilitating the offense.

  • kb24_1OVERJORDAN

    lets go sun go get it boy

  • True Lakers Fan

    Do Work SUN!

  • Smush Walton

    From the little I’ve seen of Sun on the court, he needs a lot of work. He really should be playing full time in the D league to work on huis game and get some confidence. He looks real tentative and kind of lost out there. I don’t know about this guy – he seems real slow-footed out there. Hopefully a lot of work will make him viable, but right now he is a project.

  • LAKing85

    It’s ok, he’s rarely had the opportunity to set foot into the game. Sun Yue is a player with massive potential and he can definitely bring alot to the team. He just needs alittle more time and opportunities to play, even though he’s a rookie.

  • Michael_23

    I think because we have a couple of guys on the injured list, Sun still sits on the bench with team. He should go to the D-League, he needs to boost his confidence. Let’s not forget how much good it did for Jordan Farmar.

  • Lakers 24 7

    Sun doesn’t seem like he can handle the ball too well….

  • west818

    HE SUCKS

  • ab4sure

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    Isn’t that what you said about Bynum?

    As far as Yue you have to give him time. He has very good basketball instincts and is a heady player. When he understands the tri and feels more comfortable out on the floor with more time then you can expect him to show his abilities. He is a Luke Walton but with better athlethicism. He’ll be able to play multiple positions. Don’t look to see him making a real contribution this year but would like to see him get more time with Farmar out.