The Lakers played the Utah Jazz in a pre-season game last night and there was much was to be optimistic about, but not everyone thought so. At times the Lakers just didn’t have it defensively. Nash got burned several times by John Lucas III and Steve Blake could not contain Gordon Hayward.
With Tracy McGrady hanging up his jersey he has took it upon himself to express his feelings towards the Lakers via Twitter.
Sitting here watching the Lakers, and I feel sorry for my boy Jellybean when he comes back!
— Tracy McGrady (@Real_T_Mac) October 23, 2013
Even though that was a huge slap to the face to the members of the Lakers team, Jordan Farmar looked great running the offense, Wesley Johnson finally looked comfortable out there scoring and grabbing rebounds, and with Xavier Henry driving to the lane aggressively, it looked as though there were things to be excited about for the Lakers. Only time will tell how this Laker’s team will pan out this season, but for now we can smile knowing the Laker season will start in less than one week.
Lakers Nation News
Can Kobe Bryant Settle For Being Second-Best? [LA Times]
Mike D’Antoni Lowers Expectations For Lakers’ Pace [LA Times]
D’Antoni Impressed With Lakers Bench [OC Register]
What The Lakers Need From Nick Young [Forum Blue & Gold]
Kaman Misses Second Laker’s Practice With Virus [OC Register]
NBA Finals Return to 2-2-1-1-1 Finals Format [ProBasketballTalk]
Doc Rivers Discusses Cover Up [ESPN]
Rose, Hill Disagree On Rivalry [SB Nation]
Deron Williams Back In Practice [ProBasketballTalk]
Nerlens Noel To Miss Entire Season [ESPN]