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Lakers trainer Gary Vitti suggested more rest for Steve Nash and apparently the message has got to head coach Mike D’Antoni.
Steve Nash is open to the idea.
According to Nash, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni is considering adopting a model similar to how San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich coaches Tim Duncan by giving him games off to rest throughout the season even when he is healthy.
“Mike mentioned it to me,” Nash told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Friday during a sit-down interview on the eve of the first day of Lakers training camp. “I’m open to it. Obviously I’m not the type of guy that’s going to look at the schedule and see which games I can miss — that’s never occurred to me — but if there’s a way that we can make the season better by missing a game here and there, I’m open to it.”
Resting Nash is probably the right thing to do but are the Lakers talented enough to overcome it?
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Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol is back in the weight room working with the teams strength coach. Since May, Gasol has been sidelined while he recovered from procedures to alleviate tendinosis in
At 39-years-old, Steve Nash is the oldest player in the league this season. For that reason, along with the fact that he was plagued by injury last season, it makes sense to limit his minutes this year.
Mike D’Antoni is planning on doing just that, and he may even sit the Canadian point guard on the second night of back-to-backs.
The following transcript from Media Day is provided...
The Los Angeles Lakers signed Nick Young this summer because he can shoot. So, when he’s passing the ball too much, Mike D’Antoni gets on at him about not jacking up enough shots.
Here’s what Young told Mark Medina earlier this week:
As he’s spent the past month in informal workouts at the Lakers’ practice facility, Nick Young has heard coach Mike D’Antoni harp on one...
Mike D’Antoni says that he doesn’t expect Kobe Bryant to play during any of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ pre-season games.
The following transcript from Media Day is provided by Lakers.com:
Q: On whether he expects Kobe to be ready for any preseason games:
D’Antoni: I am not expecting it. He’s going to try everything he can to get back as soon as he can. I don’t think there’s...
It’s finally here! Today the Los Angeles Lakers‘ season gets kicked off with Media Day 2013. Keep checking back to this page all day long for all the latest updates from El Segundo.
10:16 am – Nick Young shows off his new look.
Video game shots with Swaggy P https://t.co/AS7cbXwAj9— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 28, 2013
10:11 am – Media Day gets underway.
They’re not prescription T..Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has gone to Dubai to promote healthy living in the United Arab Emirates, where diabetes and obesity are major health problems among the young and old.Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, is opening a health business in Dubai, but he also gave a basketball workshop and spoke about the importance...
Kobe Bryant was of course the main attraction at Media Day 2013 for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he fielded a number of different questions while on the air with Time Warner Cable SportsNet. His off-season trips, thoughts on a few of the young players and, of course, where he’s at with his rehab are all covered in the video below, which features Chris McGee and James Worthy.
You think Kobe Bryant is sick of talking about Dwight Howard yet? Speaking at Los Angeles Lakers Media Day Saturday, Bryant was surrounded by reporters and asked questions about Howard’s choice to leave the Lakers for the Houston Rockets. They were the same questions Bryant answered all summer, so no doubt he was tired of […]
During an interview with Time Warner Cable SportsNet – who were live at the purple and gold’s Media Day in El Segundo – D’Antoni discussed what he hopes to achieve in his first training camp with the Los Angeles Lakers, how he’s beginning to get to know the new players and their style of play, and how he may manage the minutes of certain players this season.
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In case you thought that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had any positive feelings about former teammate Dwight Howard, those can all be dispelled in the below tweet.
Check out Kobe’s thoughts from the Lakers media day as reporter by the Sporting News Sean Deveney:
Kobe Bryant was asked about his surprise level when Dwight Howard left: "Honestly, man, I don't really...
Kobe Bryant is nothing if not brutally honest.
The Lakers may be trying to gear up for the 2014 campaign, but before they can focus on the upcoming season, they were forced to face some blemishes from the past. During their annual media day on Saturday, Bryant was asked about his feelings regarding Dwight Howard‘s departure from the team.
Kobe Bryant was asked about his surprise...
It won’t be a Derrick Rose situation, Kobe will be back at some point, we just don’t know exactly when. Mitch Kupchak provided some details on how Bean’s rehab is going.
“No real expectations,” Kupchak said Wednesday, addressing the media in advance of the start of camp. “I do believe that [Bryant will] get back and he’ll play this season. You won’t be able to look...
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In a career where he has shared a locker room (and mostly feuded) with future Hall of Famers such as Shaquille O’ Neal, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, and Gary Payton along with current Hall of Famer Karl Malone, Kobe hasn’t made a lot of friends. It is apparent that Kobe hasn’t liked sharing a spotlight throughout his career, so it shouldn’t...