2015-16 Lakers Training Camp Recap: Day 3

The Los Angeles Lakers first practice on Day 3 of training camp involved plenty of 5-on-5 scrimmaging to go along with conditioning. And, unlike yesterday, where in the very limited amount of time the media was allowed to watch, Kobe Bryant didn’t appear too involved in the offense, Bryant was very active on Thursday.

“Definitely,” head coach Byron Scott said about wanting to get Bryant more involved offensively this morning. “If we can get him to the elbow and on the mid-wing and the mid-post, he can be so effective for us, as far as just making shots and making passes and plays for other guys, I just think it’s great he’s working with the other guys so well.”

D’Angelo Russell suffered a minor setback, a bone bruise in his right foot, which he didn’t seem worried about. Scott said Russell participated in all of practice, with the exception of about 5-6 minutes of scrimmaging and the running drills and says he is not ruled out for the evening session. However, if Russell still feels soreness, they will take precautionary measures and sit him out.

What will Kobe Bryant make this season? Find out here!

Lakers guard Lou Williams praised Russell and Jordan Clarkson for the leadership they’ve already shown in camp.

“I’ll be honest, they’ve been amazing,” Williams said about Russell and Clarkson. “Very impressed by the way they’ve taken this team by the horns, just leading everybody, making sure guys are getting in the right spot. To be so young and be ready for that responsibility, I’ve been really impressed.”

Williams also noted how high the competitiveness has been in just three days of training camp, not only because of the youth on the team, but also because of the veterans are trying to prove themselves.

Clarkson is already starting to prove that last year’s success was no fluke. Scott said Clarkson’s progress from last year’s training camp to this year, is “night and day.” Other than confidence, Scott said it’s Clarkson’s pace and understanding of the game that’s evolved, and Clarkson has learned how to control and when to use his speed.

Scott also said Roy Hibbert is establishing himself as a defensive captain, communicating well with both the younger players and the veterans.

Lakers will partake in another evening practice on Thursday, which Bryant will not participate in.

Sacre got 5 points in that scrimmage. Sacre ffs, is this how he is still a Laker?

  • Kobe’s dunking, Russ is threading, Huertas is dancing, Clarkson is flying!

    We are looking good!

  • Russell lookin good out there man
    Hope he’s 100 by Sunday I can’t wait for preseason

  • i’m in love with Russell’s shot release. it’s almost as quick as Curry’s. This kid is going to be a MEGA STAR. and i’m not saying that because i’m a laker fan.

    1. Yup, that’s one of the first things that I’ve spotted about Russell from SL was his jump shot. He has a nice shooting motion and the release is just so smooth.

      The sky is the limit for Russell, I mean he can pretty much do it all. By now, we’re all are aware of his great court vision, the jump shot is just too nice, he rebounds pretty well for a PG, he plays solid defense by creating turnovers against opponents and even gets in a few blocks here and there, and at 6’5 he’ll tend to have the height advantage against his opponents making it a plus at getting layups at the rim. I’m really happy the Lakers drafted him, can’t wait to watch him play on Sunday!

        1. he’s a gym rat. and Coach has acknowledged that he is a lot more quicker and explosive than what we saw in the SL. So give it some time. I know things like lateral quickness and speed can’t always be acquired. but if he puts in the effort, i don’t see why not.

        1. yes. i agree. curry is on another level. but curry didn’t have russell’s court vision and rebounding skills in his rookie season. i think sky is the limit for russell. his explosiveness and quickness will come with time.

  • i’m in love with Russell’s shot release. it’s almost as quick as Curry’s. This kid is going to be a MEGA STAR. and i’m not saying that because i’m a laker fan.

    1. Yup, that’s one of the first things that I’ve spotted about Russell from SL was his jump shot. He has a nice shooting motion and the release is just so smooth.

      The sky is the limit for Russell, I mean he can pretty much do it all. By now, we’re all aware of his great court vision, the jump shot is just too nice, he rebounds pretty well for a PG, he plays solid defense by creating turnovers against opponents and even gets in a few blocks here and there, and at 6’5 he’ll tend to have the height advantage against his opponents making it a plus at getting layups at the rim. I’m really happy the Lakers drafted him, can’t wait to watch him play on Sunday!

        1. he’s a gym rat. and Coach has acknowledged that he is a lot more quicker and explosive than what we saw in the SL. So give it some time. I know things like lateral quickness and speed can’t always be acquired. but if he puts in the effort, i don’t see why not.

        1. yes. i agree. curry is on another level. but curry didn’t have russell’s court vision and rebounding skills in his rookie season. i think sky is the limit for russell. his explosiveness and quickness will come with time.

      1. Definitely. There’s a lot of young talent on this team and I hope we can find a way to keep everyone.

        1. I am very excited for this year because of the young talent. It’s also nice to see that we have new talent too. We basically have a brand new team not counting last year. That only Kobe, Kelly and Sacre as the only players from 2014.

          This is what I hope the final team is:

          PG Russel / Huertas
          SG Clarkson / Williams / J.Brown
          SF Kobe / Young / A.Brown
          PF Randle / Bass / Nance / Holmes
          C Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

          1. Well i heard MWP was brought in to mentor or teach these young guys a thing or two , so im not expecting MWP to make the team so my roster is the same as Rico’s

          2. Both lineups look ok but going off what Mitch said before I believe he’s going to play MWP. Especially to roughen up players like Harden, Lebron and Durant

          3. That’s a solid roster. Nice mixture of Veterans and young players and guys that can play 2 or 3 positions. I say we might sneak in and get the 8th playoff spot this year. They’ll surprise.

          4. I don’t know man. Don’t know why I’m so optimistic but I’m thinking 7th or sixth spot. My gut’s telling me that teams that are supposed to go strong this year won’t be the powerhouse folks are thinking they will be.

            I mean, SA, GS, HOU, Clippys, OKC is a given but after that? Imo, it’s open season for those last three spots.

          5. I love that roster, hope that Metta makes the team. I’m not really keen on Holmes, Metta brings so much more to this squad.

          6. yea met has to be on and i really think huertas won’t be but i wish he would..but i don’t see him doing jack in these vids so far

          7. Huertas will surprise. He is too good and too experienced to wimp out or anything. I expect him to end up starting. We need depth at the 1, anyway.

          8. I would like to hang on to Frazier, too. Can we stash somebody overseas? Is that possible?

          9. If possible we can pick Zhou Qi who is from China. 7’2″ slim size but very good shooting and rebounding. He is talent and advance version of K.Portzingis. He just win the Asia championship for China today.

          10. To answer your question. Where is MWP. First he is questionable at best to make the team. 1. He hasn’t played in a while. 2. He would take a spot away from someone with a future with the Lakers . 3 I understand his value, but he is not helping his cause, he doesn’t seem to care a whole lot wether he makes the team. 4. He is sitting our with this calf injury and has NOT practiced with the team. His odds keep getting worse at the momment. He better have some awesome exibition games if he plans on surpassing some people.

      1. Definitely. There’s a lot of young talent on this team and I hope we can find a way to keep everyone.

        1. I am very excited for this year because of the young talent. It’s also nice to see that we have new talent too. We basically have a brand new team not counting last year. That only Kobe, Kelly and Sacre as the only players from 2014.

          This is what I hope the final team is:

          PG Russel / Huertas
          SG Clarkson / Williams / J.Brown
          SF Kobe / Young / A.Brown
          PF Randle / Bass / Nance / Holmes
          C Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

          1. Where is MWP? Roster should be like that.

            PG Russel / Huertas
            SG Clarkson / Williams / (J.Brown or Frazier)
            SF Kobe / MWP / Young / A.Brown
            PF Randle / Bass / Nance Jr.
            C Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

          2. Well i heard MWP was brought in to mentor or teach these young guys a thing or two , so im not expecting MWP to make the team so my roster is the same as Rico’s

          3. Both lineups look ok but going off what Mitch said before I believe he’s going to play MWP. Especially to roughen up players like Harden, Lebron and Durant

          4. That’s a solid roster. Nice mixture of Veterans and young players and guys that can play 2 or 3 positions. I say we might sneak in and get the 8th playoff spot this year. They’ll surprise.

          5. I don’t know man. Don’t know why I’m so optimistic but I’m thinking 7th or sixth spot. My gut’s telling me that teams that are supposed to go strong this year won’t be the powerhouse folks are thinking they will be.

            I mean, SA, GS, HOU, Clippys, OKC is a given but after that? Imo, it’s open season for those last three spots.

          6. I love that roster, hope that Metta makes the team. I’m not really keen on Holmes, Metta brings so much more to this squad.

          7. yea met has to be on and i really think huertas won’t be but i wish he would..but i don’t see him doing jack in these vids so far

          8. Huertas will surprise. He is too good and too experienced to wimp out or anything. I expect him to end up starting. We need depth at the 1, anyway.

          9. I would like to hang on to Frazier, too. Can we stash somebody overseas? Is that possible?

          10. If possible we can pick Zhou Qi who is from China. 7’2″ slim size but very good shooting and rebounding. He is talent and advance version of K.Portzingis. He just win the Asia championship for China today.

          11. To answer your question. Where is MWP. First he is questionable at best to make the team. 1. He hasn’t played in a while. 2. He would take a spot away from someone with a future with the Lakers . 3 I understand his value, but he is not helping his cause, he doesn’t seem to care a whole lot wether he makes the team. 4. He is sitting our with this calf injury and has NOT practiced with the team. His odds keep getting worse at the momment. He better have some awesome exibition games if he plans on surpassing some people.

  • D’Angelo Russell seems to be fine for this evening’s practice. I would have rested him, but whatever

  • D’Angelo Russell seems to be fine for this evening’s practice. I would have rested him, but whatever

  • hope russ foot heals smh.. hinders his defense, but we look decent out their. i just want to see more nick/julius/kobe/upshaw in these videos other than them everyone else is surely going too do good in preseason

  • hope russ foot heals smh.. hinders his defense, but we look decent out their. i just want to see more nick/julius/kobe/upshaw in these videos other than them everyone else is surely going too do good in preseason

      1. Like i told “BBQ chicken”. That’s where Scott has to do his job and coach. But he doesn’t believe in the 3 so its not his focus

          1. Its usually by rhythm,flow and touches. But hopefully it all comes together

    1. Several of these guys are still trying to either make the final roster or play their way into the regular rotation. Those 2 things will always minimize the ball sharing to some degree. A lot of new faces so these guys all have to get in tune with each other still. It’s early.

      1. That’s where Scott has to do his job and coach. But he doesn’t believe in the 3 so its not his focus

        1. I don’t believe that. Scott was a 3 pt shooter himself when he played so it doesn’t make sense that he wouldn’t believe in it. Last year, Lakers didn’t really have 3 pt shooters. If you don’t have many guys who can shoot them, it’s understandable. When he coached Peja Stojakovic in New Orleans he had full greenlight because he was great at it. Lakers seem to have a little better outside shooting this year so lets see what happens. He’s admitted to a lot of things he should’ve done differently last season and has said repeatedly he realizes the 3-ball is a big part of the game now. You act like the Lakers have Ray Allen and Reggie Miller on the team or something.

          1. Like you said he admitted it. I saw an interview he said “3s don’t win championships”. Everyone basically slashed and tryed too hard to create. He could’ve implented Jabari, young and Kelly on catch and shoot. But he let them roam freel . Like you said we’ll see

          2. @ BBQ Chicken . I AM TOTAL AGREEMENT. Byron Scott believes in the three point shot but a coach is limited to the skills of his players. Last year, we did not have a team that can be a competent 3 point shooting team. How many players did we have last year that shot 40 % from 3’s ???

            This year we have better skilled player, Lou Williams, Anthony Brown, Jabari Brown and D’Angelo Russel will probably lead the way. Hopefully there will be more accuracy from Jordan Clarkson, Kobe, Nick Young, R.Kelly.

      2. That’s true. They just gotta play smart. All up to the captains to take charge. No freestyle ball like last year

      1. Exactly. Just like other years everyone trying to prove themselves overdoing it. Wes Johnson just said that in a article

      1. Like i told “BBQ chicken”. That’s where Scott has to do his job and coach. But he doesn’t believe in the 3 so its not his focus

          1. Its usually by rhythm,flow and touches. But hopefully it all comes together

    1. Several of these guys are still trying to either make the final roster or play their way into the regular rotation. Those 2 things will always minimize the ball sharing to some degree. A lot of new faces so these guys all have to get in tune with each other still. It’s early.

      1. That’s where Scott has to do his job and coach. But he doesn’t believe in the 3 so its not his focus

        1. I don’t believe that. Scott was a 3 pt shooter himself when he played so it doesn’t make sense that he wouldn’t believe in it. Last year, Lakers didn’t really have 3 pt shooters. If you don’t have many guys who can shoot them, it’s understandable. When he coached Peja Stojakovic in New Orleans he had full greenlight because he was great at it. Lakers seem to have a little better outside shooting this year so lets see what happens. He’s admitted to a lot of things he should’ve done differently last season and has said repeatedly he realizes the 3-ball is a big part of the game now. You act like the Lakers have Ray Allen and Reggie Miller on the team or something.

          1. Like you said he admitted it. I saw an interview he said “3s don’t win championships”. Everyone basically slashed and tryed too hard to create. He could’ve implented Jabari, young and Kelly on catch and shoot. But he let them roam freel . Like you said we’ll see

          2. @ BBQ Chicken . I AM TOTAL AGREEMENT. Byron Scott believes in the three point shot but a coach is limited to the skills of his players. Last year, we did not have a team that can be a competent 3 point shooting team. How many players did we have last year that shot 40 % from 3’s ???

            This year we have better skilled player, Lou Williams, Anthony Brown, Jabari Brown and D’Angelo Russel will probably lead the way. Hopefully there will be more accuracy from Jordan Clarkson, Kobe, Nick Young, R.Kelly.

      2. That’s true. They just gotta play smart. All up to the captains to take charge. No freestyle ball like last year

      1. Exactly. Just like other years everyone trying to prove themselves overdoing it. Wes Johnson just said that in a article

  • Couple of takeaways,

    Pros:
    – Clarkson is still aggressive on offense, and now on defense (with a few steals)
    – Kobe’s midrange and paint shots are pretty smooth
    – Lou Williams and Jabari Brown can hit their 3’s (hope J. Brown makes the team)
    – Sacre may be of use after all, he’s a big guy in there to just be big in the paint. Unless we bring in Upshaw, I’m kind of looking at potentially keeping Sacre, which is weird cause I never want him here
    – Holmes is pretty aggressive at tracking rebounds, and guarding Kobe, seems like he may make a pretty good defender
    – Russell getting to the paint and hitting a nice midrange shot
    – Black could be a Tristan Thompson kind of guy on defense (guarding any position), there was a play in which Black was switched on to Kobe, I’d love to see Black guarding a LeBron or KD if his defense has in fact improved
    – Anthony Brown getting minutes, hopefully he can get minutes this season. I really believe he can be our own Jimmy Butler or Kawhi Leonard type player
    – Bass will have another solid year under his belt. I can just tell he’ll have another decent season, an upgrade from Carlos “no defense, holdat” Boozer

    Cons:
    – Kelly doesn’t really seem needed, he hit a 3, but I don’t feel he’s needed much. Hopefully, the Lakers can move him for anything heck a 2nd rounder will do
    – I’m liking what I see from Sacre
    – Kobe’s threes weren’t going in (probably since he just started shooting again or may have lost his 3 point touch)
    – Although, Young was getting fouled, he wasn’t finishing his shots at the rim. Some of them were still pretty makable

    1. I agree. But yea Sacre tho lol. And I’ll rather Holmes play the SF because of his 3 point touc . Kobe never was a consistent 3pt shooter unless he got hot. Feels like LA has too much options. I wish everybody except Kelly and Sacre to make the team.

      1. Yeah, I still don’t know if I want Sacre here. Only reason I would keep him is because he’s a big and if the Lakers don’t bring in Upshaw. Kobe isn’t a 3pt gunner, but he’s always been a solid 3pt shooter (except last season). I just hope he gets the 3pt shot down by the start of the season because it does seem like during times of the game he will be used as part of a spot up shooter.

    2. Anthony Brown is no Jimmy Butler or Kawhi. You went too far with that one. Those 2 play like they had it rough growing up. Brown isn’t as rugged as those two are.

      1. Jimmy Butler wasn’t Jimmy Butler when he was a rookie, I love the way people tend to measure a rookie against an established player and then say that there no ( fill in the blank) player. Truth is , you have NO IDEA who Anthony Brown will become.

        1. Exactly. Hope Anthony Brown can become our future best perimeter defender and spot up 3pt shooter (3&D player) like Khris Middleton

      2. Anthony Brown has potential in my opinion, I don’t know if he will be Jimmy Butler or Kawhi Leonard, but I do believe he has potential to be a future top 5 backcourt defender and a big 3pt shooter for us (3&D), maybe like Khris Middleton. Also, part of the reason MWP was brought in was to toughen these young guys, Brown doesn’t need to be rugged, as long as he plays hard and can contribute I think it will be beneficial.

  • Couple of takeaways,

    Pros:
    – Clarkson is still aggressive on offense, and now on defense (with a few steals)
    – Kobe’s midrange and paint shots are pretty smooth
    – Lou Williams and Jabari Brown can hit their 3’s (hope J. Brown makes the team)
    – Sacre may be of use after all, he’s a big guy in there to just be big in the paint. Unless we bring in Upshaw, I’m kind of looking at potentially keeping Sacre, which is weird cause I never want him here
    – Holmes is pretty aggressive at tracking rebounds, and guarding Kobe, seems like he may make a pretty good defender
    – Russell getting to the paint and hitting a nice midrange shot
    – Black could be a Tristan Thompson kind of guy on defense (guarding any position), there was a play in which Black was switched on to Kobe, I’d love to see Black guarding a LeBron or KD if his defense has in fact improved
    – Anthony Brown getting minutes, hopefully he can get minutes this season. I really believe he can be our own Jimmy Butler or Kawhi Leonard type player
    – Bass will have another solid year under his belt. I can just tell he’ll have another decent season, an upgrade from Carlos “no defense, holdat” Boozer

    Cons:
    – Kelly doesn’t really seem needed, he hit a 3, but I don’t feel he’s needed much. Hopefully, the Lakers can move him for anything heck a 2nd rounder will do
    – I’m liking what I see from Sacre
    – Kobe’s threes weren’t going in (probably since he just started shooting again or may have lost his 3 point touch)
    – Although, Young was getting fouled, he wasn’t finishing his shots at the rim. Some of them were still pretty makable

    1. I agree. But yea Sacre tho lol. And I’ll rather Holmes play the SF because of his 3 point touc . Kobe never was a consistent 3pt shooter unless he got hot. Feels like LA has too much options. I wish everybody except Kelly and Sacre to make the team.

      1. Yeah, I still don’t know if I want Sacre here. Only reason I would keep him is because he’s a big and if the Lakers don’t bring in Upshaw. Kobe isn’t a 3pt gunner, but he’s always been a solid 3pt shooter (except last season). I just hope he gets the 3pt shot down by the start of the season because it does seem like during times of the game he will be used as part of a spot up shooter.

    2. Anthony Brown is no Jimmy Butler or Kawhi. You went too far with that one. Those 2 play like they had it rough growing up. Brown isn’t as rugged as those two are.

      1. Jimmy Butler wasn’t Jimmy Butler when he was a rookie, I love the way people tend to measure a rookie against an established player and then say that there no ( fill in the blank) player. Truth is , you have NO IDEA who Anthony Brown will become.

        1. Exactly. Hope Anthony Brown can become our future best perimeter defender and spot up 3pt shooter (3&D player) like Khris Middleton

      2. Anthony Brown has potential in my opinion, I don’t know if he will be Jimmy Butler or Kawhi Leonard, but I do believe he has potential to be a future top 5 backcourt defender and a big 3pt shooter for us (3&D), maybe like Khris Middleton. Also, part of the reason MWP was brought in was to toughen these young guys, Brown doesn’t need to be rugged, as long as he plays hard and can contribute I think it will be beneficial.

  • 2/4 shooting from Kobe, still recovering but showing goood signs….Randle is so passive didnt see him take a shot, JC needs to toughen up and improve on defense, Dlo better play it safe,….sacre and kelly tnx for making the team but not this time around….mwp and upshaw should get their spots

    Holmes,frazier to dleague
    MWP,Huertas,Upshaw,2 browns and Nance jr should be lakers 9-15th man

    1. JC stole the ball two times, and played solid D, what video were you watching, he was clearly the player demonstrating the most hustle on both ends.

  • 2/4 shooting from Kobe, still recovering but showing goood signs….Randle is so passive didnt see him take a shot, JC needs to toughen up and improve on defense, Dlo better play it safe,….sacre and kelly tnx for making the team but not this time around….mwp and upshaw should get their spots

    Holmes,frazier to dleague
    MWP,Huertas,Upshaw,2 browns and Nance jr should be lakers 9-15th man

    1. JC stole the ball two times, and played solid D, what video were you watching, he was clearly the player demonstrating the most hustle on both ends.

  • Y’all talking crap about the team judging the guys based on scrimmages or video of the so-called scrimmage.
    We are not here to win five-a-side training or even preseason games or the first 20 games of the season. We are here to develop and build a core that Will ultimately last for years. Young studs and proven vets. It does not happen overnight. Apart from Kobe, Nick, Kelly, sacre, black, clarkson and Brown the rest of the team is completely new and extremely young. And even the guy from last season did not have the opportunity to play a lot together. This team Will need Time to gel together and figure out a wayne to be fully. It´s not only byron’s job. It’s how quick they Will learn to play together. Byron has great ideas. We Will be faster and more open court and we Will share the orange a lot more but It depends on them, the players, to make il happen.
    Expectations are sky high but patience shall prevail above all. You don’t become the spurs or the warriors overnight or the showtime lakers overnight. It’s years and years of training and playing and sometimes loosing together that make it happen.
    Good news our fo has a vision for the future and how to win for the next 10 years and they are not rushing things up but instead they are patiently rebuilding. Our coach shares that vision and the players too.

  • Y’all talking crap about the team judging the guys based on scrimmages or video of the so-called scrimmage.
    We are not here to win five-a-side training or even preseason games or the first 20 games of the season. We are here to develop and build a core that Will ultimately last for years. Young studs and proven vets. It does not happen overnight. Apart from Kobe, Nick, Kelly, sacre, black, clarkson and Brown the rest of the team is completely new and extremely young. And even the guy from last season did not have the opportunity to play a lot together. This team Will need Time to gel together and figure out a way to be fully efficient and be on the same page. It´s not only byron’s job. It’s how quick they Will learn to play together. Byron has great ideas. We Will be faster and more open court and we Will share the orange a lot more but It depends on them, the players, to make il happen.
    Expectations are sky high but patience shall prevail above all. You don’t become the spurs or the warriors or the showtime lakers overnight. It’s years and years of training and playing and sometimes loosing together that make it happen.
    Good news our fo has a vision for the future and how to win for the next 10 years and they are not rushing things up but instead they are patiently rebuilding. Our coach shares that vision and the players too.

  • Flakers lineup:
    Pg:
    Bust/old rookie
    Sg:
    Wanna be/ young 2.0
    Sf:
    Rapist/trigger happy /scrub
    Pf:
    Donut/hobo/chubby chaser /scrub
    Center:
    Mentally challenged /short/GOAT/pot dealer
    Coach:
    Idiot

  • They take far too long to get into their offense. Byron needs to look at some film of how the Warriors and Spurs run their offense with quick action

    1. They can play at different paces. When Hibbert and Kobe are on the floor it’s ok to play a little slower pace but they also can put a fast paced squad out there as well. Randle might be the fastest PF in the league and Clarkson and Lou Williams are both very quick. I guarantee you the Warriors and Spurs scrimmages don’t look much different 3 days into camp.

  • They take far too long to get into their offense. Byron needs to look at some film of how the Warriors and Spurs run their offense with quick action

    1. They can play at different paces. When Hibbert and Kobe are on the floor it’s ok to play a little slower pace but they also can put a fast paced squad out there as well. Randle might be the fastest PF in the league and Clarkson and Lou Williams are both very quick. I guarantee you the Warriors and Spurs scrimmages don’t look much different 3 days into camp.

      1. they do. Even the Spurs summer league team was playing much better than the stagnant lakers offense

  • Lakers possible lineup:
    Pg:
    Bust/old rookie
    Sg:
    Wanna be/ young 2.0
    Sf:
    Rapist/trigger happy /scrub
    Pf:
    Donut/hobo/chubby chaser /scrub
    Center:
    Mentally challenged /short/GOAT/pot dealer
    Coach:
    Idiot

  • Can’t wait to watch these kids. Hope they get a real chance to take over. I question kobes ability to lead.

  • Clarkson is already a amazing player, man. He’s ready to go!
    With a lineup like Clarkson, Lou, Kobe, Bass and Hibbert we can get a playoff spot right now.
    Let D’angelo and Randle learn off the bench and start in january or even next season.

    1. I slightly agree, but Lou will (no pun) be better off the bench. I agree Bass should start over Randle in the paint. We have been horrible inside the last few years, so I rather go with the vets to man the middle.

      1. If paint is what you’re looking for, Bass is the wrong guy. Bass is a mid range shooter, Randle is more likely to get you points in the paint.

  • Clarkson is already a amazing player, man. He’s ready to go!
    With a lineup like Clarkson, Lou, Kobe, Bass and Hibbert we can get a playoff spot right now.
    Let D’angelo and Randle learn off the bench and start in january or even next season.

    1. I slightly agree, but Lou will (no pun) be better off the bench. I agree Bass should start over Randle in the paint. We have been horrible inside the last few years, so I rather go with the vets to man the middle.

      1. If paint is what you’re looking for, Bass is the wrong guy. Bass is a mid range shooter, Randle is more likely to get you points in the paint.

  • It seems to be Hibbert ( Purple team) against Upshaw, and then Sacre (Purple team) against Black. Other’s on the Purple team are Kobe, Clarkson, Russell and Randle. White team has been Nick Young, Kelly, Lance Jr., and Huertas.
    Not sure what team color Jabari Brown, Anthony Brown, and Williams have been scrimmaging with

  • It seems to be Hibbert ( Purple team) against Upshaw, and then Sacre (Purple team) against Black. Other’s on the Purple team are Kobe, Clarkson, Russell and Randle. White team has been Nick Young, Kelly, Lance Jr., and Huertas.
    Not sure what team color Jabari Brown, Anthony Brown, and Williams have been scrimmaging with

  • Lakers possible lineup:
    Pg:
    Bust/old rookie
    Sg:
    Wanna be/ young 2.0
    Sf:
    Rapist/trigger happy /scrub
    Pf:
    Donut/hobo/chubby chaser /scrub
    Center:
    Mentally challenged /short/GOAT/pot dealer
    Coach:
    Idiot…

  • This is the BEST training camp competition the Lakers have had in a long time.

    Marcelo Huertas
    Jabari Brown
    Michael Fraziel
    Metta World Peace
    Johnathan Holmes
    Tarik Black
    Robert Upshaw

    Depending on how things go we may ONLY get ( 3 ) of these guys, ( 4 ) If we drop Kelly who i believe is the worst player and we drop $ 1.7 million in guaranteed money. ( 5 ) If we drop Sacre, but is Upshaw better then Sacre right now ???

    IMO Tarik Black and Jabari Brown are locked they have proven there worth. Then who comes next??

    ( The stories: Do we bring on the veteran PG Huertas ? Who is the better shooting guard Jabari Brown vs Michael Frazier ? Who is the better SF MWP or Johnathan Holmes ? Who is better at center Tarik Black or Robert Upshaw ? Should we drop a guaranteed contract, if so who ? )

  • This is the BEST training camp competition the Lakers have had in a long time.

    Marcelo Huertas
    Jabari Brown
    Michael Fraziel
    Metta World Peace
    Johnathan Holmes
    Tarik Black
    Robert Upshaw

    Depending on how things go we may ONLY get ( 3 ) of these guys, ( 4 ) If we drop Kelly who i believe is the worst player and we drop $ 1.7 million in guaranteed money. ( 5 ) If we drop Sacre, but is Upshaw better then Sacre right now ???

    IMO Tarik Black and Jabari Brown are locked they have proven there worth. Then who comes next??

    ( The stories: Do we bring on the veteran PG Huertas ? Who is the better shooting guard Jabari Brown vs Michael Frazier ? Who is the better SF MWP or Johnathan Holmes ? Who is better at center Tarik Black or Robert Upshaw ? Should we drop a guaranteed contract, if so who ? )

  • Kobe,Russel,Clarkson,Williams,Hibbert,Bass,Randle,Young,Huertas

    All those Guys are definitely making making the cut. As for the other players that should make it, the rest is Upshaw,Black, Jabari Brown,Nance,Holmes,MWP should fill out the team with Upshaw being the only one out of those that is actually in the rotation. As far for the rest who didn’t make it in Anthony Brown,Frazier,Sacre, and Kelly. Sacre and kelly i dont even know why there still there they’ve had plenty of chances to showcase and didn’t show anything so its time to ship them away. With frazier i just believe brown will win the 3rd spot as the SG just what i think could be wrong, and with Brown sorry but there are just better more athletic and with more physical tools 3’s on the team (better athletes) then him so thats why he should get cut. Nance and Holmes just have way too much upside in their game to cut them, there better overall athletes . i would give it too brown if MWP was not there but its almost certain MWP will make the cut given how well respected he is and credibility he has so sorry brown.

    1. Anthony Brown just received a guaranteed contract, The Lakers would not have given that if they were planning on cutting him. Although I do prefer Nance and I believe Holmes although also unproven can bring more to the table.

      1. that doesn’t matter didn’t you see the press conference ???? nothing is guaranteed man you should know that by now. he even said if someone on a non guaranteed contract is out performing someone whos on one that means he would take the spot. just because someone is on a guaranteed contract does not necessarily mean he will make the team.

        1. There is a big difference when you compare the likes of Larry Nance Jr / Anthony Brown vs Ryan Kelly / Robert Sacre’s.

          Kelly (2) and Sacre (3) have been here for multiple years. They are the only ones on the hot seats. Heck there might even be a bigger desire to drop Nick Young considering he failed to listen to the coach multiple times last year. The only main people on the hot seat are Kelly and Sacre.

          There is a reason why Kupchak, Jimmy Buss, Ryan West chose this years 3 draft picks. Did we not bring over 60 players to camp ?? There are specific reason why Russel, Nance Jr, and Anthony Brown were picked this year. You think they did all that research for nothing?

          1. multiple??? lol!!! im not sure you know what multiple means. kelly has been there years and sacre has been there for 3 how is that multiple :D.

  • Kobe,Russel,Clarkson,Williams,Hibbert,Bass,Randle,Young,Huertas

    All those Guys are definitely making making the cut. As for the other players that should make it, the rest is Upshaw,Black, Jabari Brown,Nance,Holmes,MWP should fill out the team with Upshaw being the only one out of those that is actually in the rotation. As far for the rest who didn’t make it in Anthony Brown,Frazier,Sacre, and Kelly. Sacre and kelly i dont even know why there still there they’ve had plenty of chances to showcase and didn’t show anything so its time to ship them away. With frazier i just believe brown will win the 3rd spot as the SG just what i think could be wrong, and with Brown sorry but there are just better more athletic and with more physical tools 3’s on the team (better athletes) then him so thats why he should get cut. Nance and Holmes just have way too much upside in their game to cut them, there better overall athletes . i would give it too brown if MWP was not there but its almost certain MWP will make the cut given how well respected he is and credibility he has so sorry brown.

    1. Anthony Brown just received a guaranteed contract, The Lakers would not have given that if they were planning on cutting him. Although I do prefer Nance and I believe Holmes although also unproven can bring more to the table.

      1. that doesn’t matter didn’t you see the press conference ???? nothing is guaranteed man you should know that by now. he even said if someone on a non guaranteed contract is out performing someone whos on one that means he would take the spot. just because someone is on a guaranteed contract does not necessarily mean he will make the team.

        1. There is a big difference when you compare the likes of Larry Nance Jr / Anthony Brown vs Ryan Kelly / Robert Sacre’s.

          Kelly (2) and Sacre (3) have been here for multiple years. They are the only ones on the hot seats. Heck there might even be a bigger desire to drop Nick Young considering he failed to listen to the coach multiple times last year. The only main people on the hot seat are Kelly and Sacre.

          There is a reason why Kupchak, Jimmy Buss, Ryan West chose this years 3 draft picks. Did we not bring over 60 players to camp ?? There are specific reason why Russel, Nance Jr, and Anthony Brown were picked this year. You think they did all that research for nothing?

          1. multiple??? lol!!! im not sure you know what multiple means. kelly has been there years and sacre has been there for 3 how is that multiple :D.

  • Anthony brown needs to start hitting those jumpers……
    I really hope he’s not the second coming of a Wes Johnson

    1. i believe Nance and Holmes have a brighter future in LA and have more upside cuz there better athletes on both ends and have more physical tools than Brown. Upshaw,Nance,Black,Metta,Holmes,and Jabari should all be the ones who fill out the team. As far for Brown and Frazier they would go down to the dleague and for sacre and kelly they just need to get the hell ou

    2. We have plenty of time to see what Anthony Brown can bring to the table so lets wait a couple of years before we start giving him a Wes Johnson treatment. Wes Johnson is entering his 6th season where as Anthony Brown is just his 1st. He was brought in for his 2 skills [3 Point Shooting] and [Perimeter Defense].

  • Anthony brown needs to start hitting those jumpers……
    I really hope he’s not the second coming of a Wes Johnson

    1. i believe Nance and Holmes have a brighter future in LA and have more upside cuz there better athletes on both ends and have more physical tools than Brown. Upshaw,Nance,Black,Metta,Holmes,and Jabari should all be the ones who fill out the team. As far for Brown and Frazier they would go down to the dleague and for sacre and kelly they just need to get the hell ou

    2. We have plenty of time to see what Anthony Brown can bring to the table so lets wait a couple of years before we start giving him a Wes Johnson treatment. Wes Johnson is entering his 6th season where as Anthony Brown is just his 1st. He was brought in for his 2 skills [3 Point Shooting] and [Perimeter Defense].

  • I guess you can put a Spin on anything….They didn’t get beat by 50pts……They made it to the game on time…etc….

  • BS just cant make up his mind at the end of the SUN game he said how bad they played today he says they were not that bad, it’s the STORY of his life, he cant make up his mind.

    1. So you aren’t allowed to change your mind because you have had time to reconsider? He said that he watched the video and saw that things were not as bad. Would you rather he not change and instead continue to say that they didn’t man up?

        1. LOL…I love it that whenever somebody attempts to look at a person objectively and in that objectivity they find positives about the person, they are labeled as being apologists. Well, if that is what the label means, then yes I am.

    1. How long have you been watching basketball. Coaches back up all the time. It’s funny, the guy is criticized when he doesn’t back up and yet he is still criticized when he does.

      1. You are right, the bad ones do, yet curiously the good ones have substance and character and would never think of backpeddling. And he is in the bad category in case you haven’t noticed.

        1. I guess I see it much different. I would find it better if a person takes some time to look at the situation again, and sees that they were wrong, and then comes back and says…I was wrong in how I assessed that situation. If that is considered backpeddling…then I accept being a back-peddler because I want to be someone that can come back and admit when I am wrong.

          1. I hear you but that’s just quite a bit wishy washy for a millionaire coach coaching rich men. I am in the corner of a coach who is a leader and knows what to say and when to say it. I like the Pat Riley’s and Phil Jackson types. Not the Doc Rivers and apparently Scott. Thought Scott would be good due to his success at New Jersey. Apparently Jason Kidd was a lot of help for him on the court and might have been someone Scott leaned on. He appears to have serious decision making problems, maybe coming from his Showtime legacy and only being the 4th or 5th option on those teams. His last few teams were incredibly bad and the process is definitely continuing. He’s a figurehead for LA ownership and just another of their bad decisions. Boston in the same boat as LA, is meanwhile tilting upward with their guy and Phil has New York moving as well. Scott is a disappointment.

          2. Byron has been a disappointment. He has limited things he can control, but should at least control the things he is in charge of. Even though Mark Jackson was fired, the players have never had one bad word to say about his coaching. I would at least want that with Scott. I would have thought him to be a player’s coach.

            I don’t know if either Phil or Pat are good ones to look at as the way you want your coaches to be overall. Both had many occasions where they said things that they shouldn’t have. Pat said some things during Lebron’s exit that really he shouldn’t have. Phil use to criticize other coaches, players and even cities. No one remembers that stuff when you win I guess.

          3. Well said until you got to Phil and Pat. Probably outside of Pop the 2 most successful coaches in recent times. They stood their ground and were never considered wishy washy like Scott. They were great leaders and always had direction using key phrases and very in control when addressing the press. Would take Riles back any day. He would straighten this thing out. It’s LA man. You need to not relegate your thinking to higher standards. I mean 3 years at historic bad seasons this looking to be the worst under Scott. Geeze, the coach should be accountable for everything. The Lakers are becoming another weak based franchise right before your eyes.

          4. Perception is normally taken to be reality. If the Celtics had fired Doc Rivers after missing the post season 2 years in a row, perhaps another guy would have gotten credit for Boston’s title in 2008.

            I like both Pat and Phil but even they BOTH said that the players stopped hearing them at the time when they left LA. When you look at who was on their rosters at those times it is very telling about how things can be even with the best of coaches.

  • I guess they showed the tape in slow mo so they couldn’t tell that the team got outhustled.

  • Obviously he had to retract his statement because he got a lot of flak for his “man up” statement. Everybody was on him to look at himself first that’s why the change in his tone. Also the Lakers were playing well up until he chose to stick with the Huertas, Williams, Young, Nance Jr. & Bass for almost half of the 4th quarter. They were only down 5 entering the 4th so definitely they were doing some things nice. Players doing well jut unfortunately we have an incompetent coach who subs players that are hot, and plays for long minutes who are being dominated by the other team.

    1. I agree, I think he realized that the statement didn’t go over well, and backed away from it. Which, on some level shows humility, and maybe some flexibility.

  • Yea, he did the exact same thing last season with his ‘I wouldn’t want any of these guys in my foxhole’ comment.. What a spineless coward he is, can’t even own it. This guy has such an inferiority complex that he needs to separate himself from what he perceives as being inferior to him. Repugnant loser. Yes Byron we all know you used to be the man, now look at you, tossing and turning like a candle in the wind.

  • Wtheck is he smoking! Take responsibility and mark it as your fault B. Scott. They were in the game until he put that 2nd unit in there, and let them blow the Suns lead. He failed to put back the starters at the right time.

    1. What was he suppose to do? Was he suppose to keep the starters in there for the entire fourth quarter?

  • i thought this the LAKERS!!!
    our the level of standard is being lowered?
    KICK! this BS out already!

    1. LOL…It is funny that the standard would be even questioned or criticized. Byron Scott is probably the hardest coach in the league as far as standard goes.

        1. Has he not been criticized for being too hard on his players? Wouldn’t that mean that he is hard on his players expecting a high standard? How am I being delusional?

          If you said that his tactics aren’t working, that would be true. If you said he isn’t holding himself to a high standard, that would be true as well. But to say he isn’t holding his players to a high standard, isn’t true.

          1. If you cant read the record then I feel sorry for you. The record defines him, 2-9 meaning simply….. He’s not doing much right and including more than the things you mention which are obvious. According to Kobe, Scott himself and the organization, the Lakers were touted as having a shot at making the playoffs which I originally agreed with. Anyhow the record speaks for itself. Reality is the Lakers are underachieving. Scott is lucky he is still there. Most would be gone by now. He needs to take a hard look in the mirror as to his coaching mechanics and make some changes.

          2. Ok, I’ll play, you say he’s “underachieving.” Respectfully, I ask this. What does he (BS) need to do to successfully get (making the playoffs) where we all believed we should be? What do you see as problems to the Lakers reaching their goals? I know you say BS, but what are some things from your perspective “specifically” he should do? Again, no disrespect to anyone, just trying to get other perspectives out there. Peace.

          3. I read the record just fine. The record says that his methods aren’t working. The record doesn’t say that he isn’t hard on his players.

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