Early on in training camp, it is normal for a few players to stand out, and that is no different through the first few days for the Los Angeles Lakers.
A lot of the focus has been on Kobe Bryant and how he has looked like his normal self so far, but according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, there is another guard who is looking good so far:
Ronnie Price continues to impress in camp so far. Kobe's a fan of how he plays. Has a chance as a backup PG to Nash and Lin.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 2, 2014
Kobe isn’t the only one impressed by Price’s performance so far as head coach Byron Scott also singled out the veteran according to the OC Register’s Bill Oram:
Byron: “Ronnie Price is one guy that’s really gotten my attention.”
— Bill Oram (@bill_oram) October 2, 2014
The guard situation for the Lakers is an interesting one right now. Xavier Henry has yet to practice, likely putting him behind the eight ball. Rookie Jordan Clarkson has caught the eye of Kobe Bryant as well, but he is still a rookie and no one knows quite what to expect from him.
Kobe always prefers to play with people he trusts and if people don’t meet that standard, they won’t be seeing the floor. Price seems to be doing that very quickly which could bode well for him down the line.[divide]
Lakers Practice Footage: 5-On-5 Scrimmage, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Nick Young Trash-Talkin