Lakers News: Anthony Brown On Who He Molds His Game After


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Anthony Brown not only got his first opportunity to start a game for the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of their preseason schedule against Maccabi Haifa (Israeli Premier League), but he absolutely made the most of his 22 minutes of action. His two points on 1-of-2 shooting from the field and relatively empty box score certainly won’t impress anyone that didn’t happen to actually watch the game, but he was able to make an impression upon his coaching staff and teammates with his activity.

What will Anthony Brown make this season? Find out here!

Even with Kobe Bryant slated to play minutes at the small forward position, that remains the thinnest on the roster and a situation that could be tailor-made for a 6’7 three-point shooter that is willing to defend the overabundance of scoring wings in today’s game.

“I don’t try to mold my game after anyone in particular,” Brown told media members following the game. “I look at a lot of people. Danny Green is the most active player right now. Khris Middleton, but other than that, no one that I like mold myself after,” Brown concluded.

Coach Scott, in particular,ย praised his defensive effort and seemed to be impressed by the fact that Brown actively applied ball-pressure along the perimeter throughout his time on the floor. Kobe was very complimentary of Brown’s time on the court, specifically praising Brown’s poise and ability to play under control in such a big moment for the 23-year-old Southern California (Bellflower) native.

Brown may still have plenty of competition ahead when it comes to making the opening night roster, but it appears he could have an “inside track” if he is able to continue duplicating the type of defensive effort that raises so many eyebrows. The team has plenty of scoring options, so it should come as no surprise that a player willing to sacrifice productivity in an effort to make things difficult for opponents would have the favor of the coaching staff and veterans.

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  • Very good effort defensively by a rookie.
    His defense last night reminded me of Dhalsim from Street Fighter, as he crouched down low and used his long arms side to side to block. Good stuff.

    He also receives bonus points for being a local (Lakers fan) from Bellflower!

    Now he needs to be ale to continue that type of defense with the better teams and just as importantly we need to see his outstanding 3 point shooting that he is known for.

  • I’m not really worried about his shit right now. As long as he can become a lockdown defender that can be great. Then he can work on his offense just how K.Leanord from the Spurs did.

  • I’m not really worried about his shit right now. As long as he can become a lockdown defender that can be great. Then he can work on his offense just how K.Leanord from the Spurs did.

  • If he can hit a three and defend ok he will be a nick pick up for us. 3 and D, that’s it

  • If he can hit a three and defend ok he will be a nick pick up for us. 3 and D, that’s it

  • That (defense) and defending elite players will be an area of concern for the Lakers this season. I’m sure that and a few other areas will need to be addressed if the Lakers want to obtain the type of seasons the team has grown accustomed to but not had recently.

    We are definitely looking head and shoulders above every team we have started the season with since 2010- 2011 IMO.

    So hopefully they all remain healthy. We know the season will point out areas we need to strengthen. And I’m sure if things don’t work out they will make a move or two before the mid season trade deadline.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • That (defense) and defending elite players will be an area of concern for the Lakers this season. I’m sure that and a few other areas will need to be addressed if the Lakers want to obtain the type of seasons the team has grown accustomed to but not had recently.

    We are definitely looking head and shoulders above every team we have started the season with since 2010- 2011 IMO.

    So hopefully they all remain healthy. We know the season will point out areas we need to strengthen. And I’m sure if things don’t work out they will make a move or two before the mid season trade deadline.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • He’s already a good perimeter shooter. & been really good at defense. MWP will teach him better defense. Look what MWP did for Randle. Randle had shaky defense. Now he’s looking like a lock down defender

  • He’s already a good perimeter shooter. & been really good at defense. MWP will teach him better defense. Look what MWP did for Randle. Randle had shaky defense. Now he’s looking like a lock down defender

  • Good enough D last night, they are showing improvement in each game and their playing like a team, nice game keep at it.

  • Good enough D last night, they are showing improvement in each game and their playing like a team, nice game keep at it.

  • Sounds like he’s becoming exactly the player Mitch drafted him to become.

    And while he’s 6’7″ he’s also becoming a swingman and can play some SG.

    Everyone take note – Very quietly Scott is developing our young squad into well rounded guys with good fundamentals. And while I’m not sold that he’s a guy who can polish a team and push for a championship, he might be the perfect guy to rebuild the team and hand it off to another coach for the last leg of the championship journey.

  • Sounds like he’s becoming exactly the player Mitch drafted him to become. And that he’s exemplifying everything his predraft scouting suggested that he’d become. We haven’t seen his catch and shoot mastery but a few reports have trickled out that he’s doing well in practice.

    And while he’s 6’7″ he’s also becoming a swingman and can play some SG. We saw a little bit of this last game I think. If he can retain his speed he could be a SG eraser on defense.

    Everyone take note – Very quietly Scott is developing our young squad into well rounded guys with good fundamentals. And while I’m not sold that he’s a guy who can polish a team and push for a championship, he might be the perfect guy to rebuild the team and hand it off to another coach for the last leg of the championship journey.

  • I know fans want to win NOW, but I smile when I think of how good this team (and young players) will be in the future. In 3-5 years, guys like Randle, Russell, Clarkson, Brown, Nance, Upshaw, Holmes and Frazier will be very good and should be the core of the team for a decade.

  • I know fans want to win NOW, but I smile when I think of how good this team (and young players) will be in the future. In 3-5 years, guys like Randle, Russell, Clarkson, Brown, Nance, Upshaw, Holmes and Frazier will be very good and should be the core of the team for a decade.

  • Yes that is true. But if you don’t instill a culture of success and aiming to win now the future will have about as much a chance as the Oakland Raiders have had since they abandoned the “just win baby” philosophy Al Davis encouraged John Madden to hold his players up to as a standard to live by.

    I prefer to have set the highest expectations now because I truly believe what Les Brown once said……..

    “Most people don’t fail because they aim too high and miss, most people fail because they aim too low and hit.”

    Just win now and later Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Yes that is true. But if you don’t instill a culture of success and aiming to win now the future will have about as much a chance as the Oakland Raiders have had since they abandoned the “just win baby” philosophy Al Davis encouraged John Madden to hold his players up to as a standard to live by.

    I prefer to have the highest expectations now and later because I truly believe what Les Brown once said……..

    “Most people don’t fail because they aim too high and miss, most people fail because they aim too low and hit.”

    Just aim to win now and later Lakers ! Because you can.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, Anthony Brown, MWP… SF is not the thinnest spot on the roster. You could plug Jonathan Holmes in this spot too. That’s 5 guys. Said and knowing Kobe is expected to take the 3 spot, knowing Nick Young is expected to take the backup 3 spot. Knowing that MWP likely will be kept and Brown is also under contract, you can’t keep saying that SF is the thinnest spot.

    For all intents and purposes, it could be argued that PG is the thinnest spot. Yes, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams can play point, but they’re the de-facto SG’s. D’Angelo Russell and Marcelino Huertas are currently the 2 PG’s on the roster.

  • Defender yes, I agree in college he was a great shooter but that is yet to be seen in the NBA level. It will come though. I see Trevor Ariza type of player on him.

  • Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, Anthony Brown, MWP… SF is not the thinnest spot on the roster. You could plug Jonathan Holmes in this spot too. That’s 5 guys. Said and knowing Kobe is expected to take the 3 spot, knowing Nick Young is expected to take the backup 3 spot. Knowing that MWP likely will be kept and Brown is also under contract, you can’t keep saying that SF is the thinnest spot.

    For all intents and purposes, it could be argued that PG is the thinnest spot. Yes, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams can play point, but they’re the de-facto SG’s. D’Angelo Russell and Marcelino Huertas are currently the 2 PG’s on the roster.

  • Defender yes, I agree in college he was a great shooter but that is yet to be seen in the NBA level. It will come though. I see Trevor Ariza type of player on him.

  • explain thinnest in basketball terms with your roster selection. I agree with your roster selection they are deep in BODIES but in terms of talent they are thinnest due to old age and lack of quickness and A. Brown is not ready. We never had disagreement with the guards being thin.

  • explain thinnest in basketball terms with your roster selection. I agree with your roster selection they are deep in BODIES but in terms of talent they are thinnest due to old age and lack of quickness and A. Brown is not ready. We never had disagreement with the guards being thin.

  • It always comes down to bodies though at the end of the day. Those that say the roster is thin on SF’s are looking at Kobe and Young still at SG’s and saying we’re guard heavy and SF light Kobe is going to see probably 28-32 minutes at SF, Nick is probably going to see around 20 minutes a game between SF and SG spots, mostly at SF. You might see Metta get spot minutes at SF and PF. You’d see Nick getting more at SG if Williams is shifting to PG and Huertas isn’t playing at all for whatever reason. Regardless though, when you factor in who is going to be fixed at what spot regularly, the Lakers aren’t thin there. There are 4 names there. MWP is older but still very healthy, Kobe is older but he’s looking better, Young is 30 which technically puts him at his prime currently, he’s not an old guy yet. Brown will start to look closer to ready by All Star break with enough practice, some D League time as well. He’s going to be relied on for defense more than offense though.

  • It always comes down to bodies though at the end of the day. Those that say the roster is thin on SF’s are looking at Kobe and Young still at SG’s and saying we’re guard heavy and SF light Kobe is going to see probably 28-32 minutes at SF, Nick is probably going to see around 20 minutes a game between SF and SG spots, mostly at SF. You might see Metta get spot minutes at SF and PF. You’d see Nick getting more at SG if Williams is shifting to PG and Huertas isn’t playing at all for whatever reason. Regardless though, when you factor in who is going to be fixed at what spot regularly, the Lakers aren’t thin there. There are 4 names there. MWP is older but still very healthy, Kobe is older but he’s looking better, Young is 30 which technically puts him at his prime currently, he’s not an old guy yet. Brown will start to look closer to ready by All Star break with enough practice, some D League time as well. He’s going to be relied on for defense more than offense though.

  • He needs minutes, knock down the open trey open J, play lockdown defense, then he’s all good.

  • He needs minutes, knock down the open trey open J, play lockdown defense, then he’s all good.

  • Beat Queens: Showcase 6’9″ F Holmes – Solid Like to see if can play Defense. Showcase
    Frazier G – Defense, is what I’am looking for. DR & JC have been
    allowing TOO many guards deep into paint, and unable SO Far to slow down
    Opponents on D. Showcase 7’0″ Upshaw – let Hibbert rest sore knees. (No
    MORE Sacre, Black, Kelly – they had years to showcase)

  • Beat Queens: Showcase 6’9″ F Holmes – Solid Like to see if can play Defense. Showcase
    Frazier G – Defense, is what I’am looking for. DR & JC have been
    allowing TOO many guards deep into paint, and unable SO Far to slow down
    Opponents on D. Showcase 7’0″ Upshaw – let Hibbert rest sore knees. (No
    MORE Sacre, Black, Kelly – they had years to showcase)

  • Exactly what you said about Metta teaching these kids is what the doubters don’t see as a benefit of having Metta.

  • Exactly what you said about Metta teaching these kids is what the doubters fail to see as a benefit of having Metta.

  • MWP might not even play this season if he does it’s probably the last minute for defense

  • MWP might not even play this season if he does it’s probably the last minute for defense

  • I somewhat agree with J Taylor on B Scott not being a championship caliber coach… He got out coached in that OT loss a couple of games back. Even though it was a preseason game, swaggy and #23 (cant recall his name right now) were enough firepower to close out the game IMO… Scott’s back to back finals appearances in 02 and 03 were the products of J Kidd’s play and not really Scott I think… Not sure if you guys recall but even the Hornets (led by CP3) pushed the lakers far into their 1st round matchup in the late 2000’s due to CP3’s play… didnt really see any coaching influence by Scott in that series also.

  • I somewhat agree with J Taylor on B Scott not being a championship caliber coach… He got out coached in that OT loss a couple of games back. Even though it was a preseason game, swaggy and #23 (cant recall his name right now) were enough firepower to close out the game IMO… Scott’s back to back finals appearances in 02 and 03 were the products of J Kidd’s play and not really Scott I think… Not sure if you guys recall but even the Hornets (led by CP3) pushed the lakers far into their 1st round matchup in the late 2000’s due to CP3’s play… didnt really see any coaching influence by Scott in that series also.

  • how do you feel about these 3 players?
    Nick Young? Lou Williams? and Jabari brown?
    i think nick and lou can come off the bench and replace Kobe and Clarkson.
    and hopefull huertas can replace dangelo russell.
    do you think thats a good plan?
    i know i always come u p with the best ideas!
    the Lakers should throw me a job…

  • how do you feel about these 3 players?
    Nick Young? Lou Williams? and Jabari brown?
    i think nick and lou can come off the bench and replace Kobe and Clarkson.
    and hopefull huertas can replace dangelo russell.
    do you think thats a good plan?
    i know i always come u p with the best ideas!
    the Lakers should throw me a job…

  • how do you feel about nick young? lou will?
    do you think we should keep jabari brown or ryan kelly?
    i lost faith in kelly and i know hes playing well now but what about last year?
    personally i rather waive or trade him and sign jabari he scored 50 on the dfenders i know its dleague but still 50?
    to make that many shots itself is pretty impressive.
    ryan kelly scoring 15 aint a big deal to me really…..

  • how do you feel about nick young? lou will?
    do you think we should keep jabari brown or ryan kelly?
    i lost faith in kelly and i know hes playing well now but what about last year?
    personally i rather waive or trade him and sign jabari he scored 50 on the dfenders i know its dleague but still 50?
    to make that many shots itself is pretty impressive.
    ryan kelly scoring 15 aint a big deal to me really…..

  • Lou is a great addition and could easily fill in as a starter if and when necessary. Nick Young just needs to give as much effort on defense as he does on offense. If so he would create problems plus be hard to keep on the bench. We are pretty stacked at the guard position but I still like Jabari so I wouldn’t be mad to see him make the team. Kelly has had an issue staying healthy enough to contribute and there is not much value in him filling up water bottles and passing towels.

    We can’t say Kelly is playing well because he had a good game against a non NBA team. Has he played well in any of the prior games? Will he hold up health wise?

    I think they should give you a call, text, email or something because I like your thinking LOL……

    Paytc

  • Lou is a great addition and could easily fill in as a starter if and when necessary. Nick Young just needs to give as much effort on defense as he does on offense. If so he would create problems plus be hard to keep on the bench. We are pretty stacked at the guard position but I still like Jabari so I wouldn’t be mad to see him make the team. Kelly has had an issue staying healthy enough to contribute and there is not much value in him filling up water bottles and passing towels. You or I can do that.

    We can’t say Kelly is playing well because he had a good game against a non NBA team. Has he played well in any of the prior games? Will he hold up health wise?

    I think they should give you a call, text, email or something because I like your thinking LOL……

    Paytc

  • me too.
    i love Kobe probably as much as you do bro.
    i got the new Kobe;s that just come out 245 bucks.
    cant wait for tonight Kobe is going to help us win.

  • Seeing the twilight years of your favorite players always tends to make one nostalgic…

  • if kobe still plays the same after the all star break… you could maybe say its definitely his final season… but for now watching him play i think he’s just taking it one step at a time… see how aggressive he was against detroit

  • Meh…it happens to everybody who plays 13+ years in the league. Sooner or later they start to slow down. It’s up to the coaching staff to manage their minutes so that they can stay healthy all year, which doesn’t really seem to be happening now.

  • I Agree, its not a shame, its life. Playing 20 years has taken his toll but I am going to enjoy him for this last season because I don’t see Kobe playing After this season. Before the season started, I thought he could pace himself and finish the season healthy and strong and probably play another year but after seeing now, I don’t believe he plays 21 years but that’s ok, the memories will live forever..

  • I’m just happy he hasn’t picked up a long term injury yet. I want to see him at least give us one or two more games that remind us of how he was in this league for a very long time and I think the chances are much better the more games he plays. At his age one cannot expect him to be firing on all cylinders straight away. He is coming off two long term injuries so his early season struggles are expected. He just needs to keep playing more games. The more games he plays, the closer he gets to game time rhythm again.

  • He s averaged 30 minutes per game and taken 3 off…

    What more do you want?
    Let’s hire McHale to stand on t he sidelines with a stop watch and yank kobe the second he reaches his restiction, regardless of the situation in the game.

  • The difference is that he and scott wanted to win their first home game.

    Kobe wanted to reward the fans, and scott wanted to give a lesson to the young guys.

    Not every game will have the same emphasis.

  • If you want him to be healthy all year long, then yes…you have to limit his minutes. I’d say more like 20-22 per game…may be 25 tops.

  • The paradox is I’m not getting as angry infront of the TV as when we ruled the league. Then I expected excellence and threw delirious hissy fits when we appeard lazy or stupid. That pressure is gone now. ๐Ÿ™‚ But gawd daym, do I miss the old days and I sure as shee-ate miss the mindblowing greatness of Kobe.

  • He “enjoys” cashing that paycheck. At 25.5 million bucks a year, what does that break down for 3 point shot made?

  • Kobe plays 37 minutes and Byron Scott says he doesn’t worry about it. This MINUTES FOO FOO was fed to the fans last year to keep the focus off Bryant’s declining play, tanking, and Byron’s poor coaching. It’s clear, Kobe is weak sauce and the surrounding cast is mediocre, living acrimoniously in Mr. ‘has-been’s’ shadow. Suggest they fire Scott (2 Wins, 10 Losses) and hire Thibodeau….they really need defense defense defense. They really need Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry. The Short Buss kids have turned LA into Clipper fans…sell the team to new mgt.

  • Only in re-runs dude. Watch Golden State if you want showtime now.

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