Lakers News: Luke Walton Happy Team’s Defense Is Ahead Of Offense
Luke-walton-1
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this season, it was believed that the Los Angeles Lakers had a lot of potential on offense, but defense would be a major issue. Head coach Luke Walton knew his team needed to make major improvements on defense, which is why he spent most of training camp focusing on that end of the floor.

As a result, so far the Lakers defense has actually shown signs of growth in this early season, while the offense has struggled to find any kind of consistency.

Walton however, sees this as a positive, noting that he’s happy the defense is ahead of the offense considering how much they needed to improve and that offense is easier to develop via Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report:

The Lakers defense has definitely kept them in games so far this season and having that as the foundation of the team is important. If the Lakers want to get out in transition, they have to play good defense, get stops, and create turnovers.

While the offense has struggled mightily so far, Walton’s squad does have plenty of potential. Brook Lopez, Brandon Ingram, Jordan Clarkson, and Kyle Kuzma can all be big-time offensive players and if the Lakers can maintain and improve their effort on defense, it’s only a matter of time before their offense catches up.

You May Also Like

Lakers Video: LeBron James Thrills Fans On Nike’s World Tour

While LeBron James is renowned as being one of the greatest players of all-time, he’s worked to expand his scope…

Kobe Bryant Doubtful For Lakers Vs. Warriors, Opening Night Status

It’s been eight days since Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant suffered…

Lakers News: LeBron James Reacts To ESPN Moving Up ‘The Last Dance’ To April 19

Like the rest of the sports world, LeBron James was anxiously awaiting the June premiere of “The Last Dance.” The 10-part…

Lakers Identity Changes Dramatically As Season Nears

Chuck Klosterman, one of the preeminent writers and contributors to the newly…