Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner of the LA Times wrote:
Coach Phil Jackson gave the team a break during training camp, letting them stay home Sunday, the final day of two-a-day practices.
Jackson indicated Saturday he was happy with the players' efforts, particularly in a Friday night scrimmage.
"Everybody worked hard," he said. "My coaches felt that 'Drew [Bynum]played the best that he's performed all week, at least hustle-wise.
"The first unit felt very confident and played well together. Pau [Gasol], particularly, had an impressive practice. His rhythm is there because he's been playing. He just kept it up."
The day off was a tad too late for some players.
After Saturday's morning practice, Odom sauntered up to Jackson and asked if players could skip the night practice.
Jackson smiled, put his hand on Odom's shoulder and said, "No."
Odom smiled back.
"I had to ask," said Odom, a big baseball fan who wanted to watch the Dodgers-Cubs game. "I was just looking out for my guys."