10/4: Training Camp Reports - Day 5

10/4: Training Camp Reports - Day 5

Postby JSM on Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:14 am

Art Thompson III of the Orange County Register Blog wrote:Fatigue continues to get the better of Sun Yue, forcing the Lakers’ rookie guard to mainly watch practice due to mononucleosis.

Through an interpreter, Sun said Saturday that he no longer has a high fever nor is he contagious. He started out practice with the rest of his teammates, taking part in the warmup and stretching period.

However, Sun acknowledged that his body still feels weak. He apparently tried to do too much at Friday’s morning practice and later that afternoon, complained of dizziness.

“He was able to do two drills today and then he got tired,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “His legs and his lungs both gave out on him. But that’s not unexpected.”

Sun’s condition is being monitored daily, by the Lakers’ medical staff and through the interpreter, Sun said that there is no timetable set on his being cleared for all basketball-related activity. However, it does not appear that Sun will be out for an extremely lengthy stretch of time.

Of course, the longer that Sun remains out, the further he falls behind in learning the system. Although the two-year guaranteed contract that Sun signed this summer essentially secures him a roster spot, the longer that he is out, the less opportunity Sun would have to compete for playing minutes.

“It’s very disappointing for him,” Jackson said. “But at least he’s here, now. For the first three days, he couldn’t come to our workouts.”

That absence, said Jackson, prevented Sun from visually absorbing what was being taught on the court.

When asked if he was bored at practice, mainly sitting on the side, Sun answered in English, “Yes.”
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Vujacic good to go

Postby JSM on Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:15 am

Art Thompson III of the Orange County Register Blog wrote:Either Sasha Vujacic is a very fast healer or the left ankle sprain that he suffered earlier this week in training camp, was of the minor variety.

Vujacic took part in all phases of the Lakers’ morning practice on Saturday, although he was mindful of taking his cuts at mid-speed, rather than at full throttle.

According to Lakers coach Phil Jackson, Vujacic did not experience much swelling in the ankle.
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Welcome rest for trio

Postby JSM on Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:16 am

Art Thompson III of the Orange County Register Blog wrote:Guards Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher, along with forward Pau Gasol all were given Saturday morning off from practice.

However, the three Laker starters were expected to practice Saturday evening, during the second-to-the-last session of two-a-day workouts that the team will have.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that Gasol had a impressive workout during Friday’s evening practice. Jackson said that although Bryant has not been shooting the ball particularly well in practice, his speed is at full capacity.
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Re: Welcome rest for trio

Postby therealdeal on Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:53 am

JSM wrote:
Art Thompson III of the Orange County Register Blog wrote:Guards Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher, along with forward Pau Gasol all were given Saturday morning off from practice.

However, the three Laker starters were expected to practice Saturday evening, during the second-to-the-last session of two-a-day workouts that the team will have.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that Gasol had a impressive workout during Friday’s evening practice. Jackson said that although Bryant has not been shooting the ball particularly well in practice, his speed is at full capacity.


Phil is just down on everyone this year...
his negativity could end up hurting the morale of this team... I know its like this every year, but sheesh. The only good things he's said have come from Powell.
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Re: 10/4: Training Camp Reports - Day 5

Postby Phatal FaZe on Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:44 pm

Kobe shooting bad in practice?

:bang:

The floor is going to be clogged more this season. We need Kobes jumpshot more than ever now. Hopefully the decision not to get his finger taped doesn't result in a drop of 5 or so ppg and a drop in his FG %.
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Re: 10/4: Training Camp Reports - Day 5

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:52 pm

Phatal FaZe wrote:Kobe shooting bad in practice?

:bang:

The floor is going to be clogged more this season. We need Kobes jumpshot more than ever now. Hopefully the decision not to get his finger taped doesn't result in a drop of 5 or so ppg and a drop in his FG %.



What the hell are you talking about? I would assume that because you used Kobe's name in your post you realized you were talking about "Kobe". Kobe shouldn't have to score as much so his points are going to drop anyway. Try checking out the Lakers roster on NBA.Com that might ease some of your pain.
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: 10/4: Training Camp Reports - Day 5

Postby Fly Like A Mosquito Bite on Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:45 pm

puffyusaf#2 wrote:
Phatal FaZe wrote:Kobe shooting bad in practice?

:bang:

The floor is going to be clogged more this season. We need Kobes jumpshot more than ever now. Hopefully the decision not to get his finger taped doesn't result in a drop of 5 or so ppg and a drop in his FG %.



What the hell are you talking about? I would assume that because you used Kobe's name in your post you realized you were talking about "Kobe". Kobe shouldn't have to score as much so his points are going to drop anyway. Try checking out the Lakers roster on NBA.Com that might ease some of your pain.

He knows exactly what he's talking about. You don't. Read his again.

He's saying that Kobe will have to space the floor with his jumpshot this season for Pau, Bynum, and Maybe Odom who are all inconsistent shooters.
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