A lot of the talk at practice yesterday centered around the news first reported in this article about an extension for center Andrew Bynum (more takes on that here and here). The OC Register’s Kevin Ding has no doubts about Bynum, but points out that he’s not a sure thing, yet.
With so many small forwards on the roster Luke Walton is being considered more a small than a big as he returns to the lineup this weekend. More than anything, Luke is just excited to get out there, no matter where he plays.
Derek Fisher is mixing a little more fire into his laid back personality and wants that to translate into a sense of urgency for this Lakers squad.
Pau Gasol goes in-depth about his hometown, his former team and his desire to maybe play there again once his NBA days are over.
C.J. Giles is putting his troubled past behind him and garnering some compliments from Phil Jackson.
More practice as the team prepares for this weekend’s Shootout at STAPLES Center. FC Barcelona tomorrow followed by either the Clippers or Raptors Sunday (winners play winners and losers play losers with the Lakers tipping at 7:30).