Why some of you guys were so high on Sasha I don't know.
The guy played the same sloppy game tonight that he did in summer league. I just don't see what he has to offer this team. Brown played mediocre and he won't have trouble snagging that back-up PG spot. All in all, the Lakers are in need of a point guard. I like Atkins and what he can do, but he always has and still has more of a solid back-up PG feel to me.
Good game though. For the first pre-season game there were some really positive signs. Mihm was most "Mihmpressive" (sorry had to say it) but then again I've always thought that with a consistent staff, team and system behind him he will turn out to be a great acquisition.
Disappointed to see that Medvedenko still looks confused on defense and doesn't seem top be showing much aggression for rebounds. A guy his size has got to have some kind of inside game and in the three years he's been here now, I have yet to see him even attempt to develop one. Cook was also a disappointment to me. Granted, I know it's a pre-season game and I certainly wouldn't make or break a player based on one game, but Cook and Medvedenko have had a good summer to work on some things and it seems as ifg neither of them did any work at all.
Kobe, was in mid-season form and after he gets comfortable letting his teammates take a chunk of the offense his season will defintiely be memorable.
Odom was obviously struggling with an entirely new system, but I fully expect him to adapt by the season's opener. His defense was stellar.
Not bad for a hobbled team without two (counting Karl 3) ogf it's main cogs in the lineup.
Man I'm so happy to see basketball back on... feels like home again.
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