Lakers in the News 8/07/15: Roy Hibbert vs. Roy Hibbert

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Lakers In the News This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:58 pm    Post subject: Lakers in the News 8/07/15: Roy Hibbert vs. Roy Hibbert

Lakers announce 2015 NBA preseason schedule
by espn.com

The Los Angeles Lakers released their 2015 NBA preseason schedule, which includes two games in Hawaii against the Utah Jazz on Oct. 4 and 6 at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Also, they'll travel to the MGM Grand Garden Arena to play against the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas.

The Lakers will play the reigning champion Golden State Warriors twice during the preseason. The first game will be in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center and the second game will be played at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Here's a look at the team's full schedule (all times Eastern):

http://espn.go.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/7402/lakers-announce-2015-nba-preseason-schedule


Last edited by lakersfreak on Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:11 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:00 am    Post subject:

Roy Hibbert is up for the 'challenge' of playing with Kobe Bryant
by Ananth Pandian - cbssports.com

After a disappointing end to his tenure with the Indiana Pacers, Roy Hibbert is hoping for a fresh start next season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Hibbert was traded to the Lakers in a salary dump after the Pacers made it clear that the former All-Star was not in their future plans. But instead of moping around thinking about how the Pacers treated him, Hibbert has been energized by the trade and is excited about the opportunity to be coached by former player Byron Scott.

Hibbert is even excited to be playing with Kobe Bryant, who usually demands a lot from his teammates. This doesn't seem to bother Hibbert as he told ESPN's Baxter Holmes, he is up for the challenge.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25262344/lakers-roy-hibbert-is-up-for-the-challenge-of-playing-with-kobe-bryant
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:02 am    Post subject: Which Young Los Angeles Laker will be the Architect of the Teamís Reconstruction?

Which Young Los Angeles Laker will be the Architect of the Teamís Reconstruction?
by Bradford Evans - h4-entertainment.com

For nearly ten years, the Los Angeles Lakers have relied heavily on the presence of veterans to lead them to the promise land. Whether it has been Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, or Lamar Odom, the key players on the Lakersí roster have had years of experience under their belts. However, with the exception of Kobe Bryant this season, the Los Angeles Lakersí key players are all exceptionally young.

Los Angeles will have to rely on Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, and DíAngelo Russell to provide the Lakers with wins this season. The Los Angeles Lakers will begin their first steps towards rebuilding Rome this season. Clarkson, Randle, and Russell will be responsible for leading the Lakers in their version of the Reconstruction Era. However, many are curious to see which young Laker will initiate the teamís rebuild.

http://www.h4-entertainment.com/2015/08/which-young-los-angeles-laker-will-be-the-architect-of-the-teams-reconstruction/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:03 am    Post subject:

Why Roy Hibbert became a master of defending with verticality, and how that should help the Lakers
by Drew Garrison - silverscreenandroll.com

The addition of Roy Hibbert should change the identity of the Los Angeles Lakers' defense, and it's in no small part because the former All-Star has honed in on his ability to use the "verticality" rules to his advantage. That's what helped shape the Indiana Pacers into one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, and helped Hibbert take hold of his career.

Verticality is the principle that a defensive player can absorb contact without being called for a foul by going straight up, which has made a giant wall like Hibbert one of the toughest players to score against in the paint.

When did the idea of mastering the ability to protect the rim this way kick in for Hibbert? ESPN's Baxter Holmes' in-depth profile of Roy Hibbert is a great journey into the Lakers' new defensive anchor's mind, and also has a variety of fascinating stories about the big man. One of those is the moment Roy decided he wanted to take be a student of the school of verticality, which happens to trace back to the 2009 NBA Finals.

Here's a small excerpt from Holmes' profile on Hibbert, who recalled a moment during the Lakers' championship run that flipped the switch to his defensive transformation:

http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2015/8/6/9109471/la-lakers-news-roy-hibbert-defense-verticality
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:05 am    Post subject:

Roy Hibbert opens up about mental health struggles, says Ron Artest inspired him
by Sean Highkin - probasketballtalk.com

Roy Hibbert has had one of the more confusing NBA careers of the last decade. Heís been a two-time All-Star and for the first half of the 2013-14 season, looked like a legitimate Defensive Player of the Year candidate. But other times, heís looked lost, especially on offense. His split from the Pacers was ugly ó they all but begged him to opt out of his contract and he didnít, so they traded him to the Lakers. Itís a fresh start for Hibbert, and heís confident heíll be able to play with Kobe Bryant.

Hibbert also opened up to ESPN.comís Baxter Holmes about his struggles with mental health, revealing that heís visited a sports psychologist in the past, inspired by Ron Artest, who famously thanked his psychiatrist after the Lakersí 2010 title.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/08/06/roy-hibbert-opens-up-about-mental-health-struggles-says-ron-artest-inspired-him/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:18 am    Post subject:

60 Seconds With NBA Rookie Robert Upshaw (Video)
by Serena Winters - lakersnation.com

The Los Angeles Lakers added Robert Upshaw to their 2015 Summer League roster, garnering a wave of interest in the undrafted rookie. Lakers Nation takes 60 seconds to get to know the 7í0″ center with a 7í5.5″ wingspan with over a dozen random questions. From milkshake flavors to secret talents to guilty pleasures and superstitions, itís all in our fun video above.

http://www.lakersnation.com/60-seconds-with-rookie-robert-upshaw-video/2015/08/05/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:20 am    Post subject:

Lakers chief joins cancer research battle, donates $1.5M to Cedars-Sinai
by Debbie L. Sklar - mynewsla.com

Los Angeles Lakers president and part owner Jeanie Buss has donated $1.5 million for Surgical Oncology Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, it was announced Thursday.

The donation will serve to establish the Dr. Jerry H. Buss Surgical Oncology Fellowship ó a tribute to her late father and close friend and family physician, Dr. Allan W. Silberman.

ďJeanie was inspired to endow the fellowship by her parentsí courageous battles with cancer,Ē a statement said. ďBoth were patients of Silberman. Her mother, JoAnn, is a cancer survivor and remains under Silbermanís care.Ē

http://mynewsla.com/education/2015/08/06/lakers-president-part-owner-buss-gives-cedars-sinai-1-5m-for-surgical-oncology-research/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:21 am    Post subject:

Roy Hibbert vs. Roy Hibbert
by Baxter Holmes - espn.com

Roy Hibbert is sweating, the beads gathering along his brow. After a one-hour workout, Hibbert has dressed in a royal blue suit with a gray flower on his lapel to sit before a bank of cameras and about a dozen reporters at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility. To Hibbert's left are fellow Lakers acquisitions Lou Williams and Brandon Bass. To his right, retired jersey numbers of Lakers centers grace the wall: Mikan, Chamberlain, Abdul-Jabbar, O'Neal.

Just 18 months prior, Hibbert appeared on course to finish his career in the same rarefied air. He was arguably the MVP of the NBA's best team, the closest thing to a LeBron James stopper, the reason the Miami Heat had to reconfigure an offense that later won titles. He turned "rim protector" and "verticality" into catchphrases. The NBA even chose him to solo star in an "NBA Cares" commercial.

"It's tough to find guys like that, 28 years old, 7-2, that have had that kind of success," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak says proudly.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13382086/roy-hibbert-looking-career-resurgence-los-angeles-lakers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:23 am    Post subject:

Brandon Bass looking forward to opportunity with Los Angeles Lakers
by Terrance Harris - nola.com

The day the Los Angeles Lakers introduced Brandon Bass along with two other acquisitions last month has easily been the most comical, if not impactful, moment of this offseason.

It's become customary for someone in the Los Angeles media market to ask new Lakers if they have heard from the team's star, Kobe Bryant. So when the question was presented to Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Bass during their combined introductory press conference, there was a long silence.

Finally, Bass broke the awkward moment with a laugh.

"We had a little crowd there and that's how I started laughing because I was looking at everybody's faces," he said. "That reporter had to know Kobe wasn't going to say nothing to the team.

"To be honest, I didn't expect him to say welcome. I just expect on the first day of training camp to be on the court with him."

http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2015/08/brandon_bass.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:24 am    Post subject:

10 Random Questions With DíAngelo Russell (Video)
by Serena Winters - lakersnation.com

Itís time to get to know Los Angeles Lakers guard and No.2 draft pick DíAngelo Russell off the court! In our Lakers Nation installment of 10 Random Questions With DíAngelo Russell, we chat with the rookie about his celebrity crush, biggest pet peeve, favorite fast food and more! Plus, weíre a fan of his music choice for his go-to karaoke song. Enjoy!

http://www.lakersnation.com/10-random-questions-with-dangelo-russell-video/2015/08/06/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
fiendishoc
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Posts: 7891

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:51 am    Post subject:

Nice try Lakersnation asking Upshaw about his 'guilty pleasure' in rapid fire questioning.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersfreak
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 11 Apr 2001
Posts: 12389
Location: Riverside Rescue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:54 am    Post subject:

Byron Scott must resist the urge to play veterans over Lakers' youth
by Anthony Irwin - silverscreenandroll.com

Trudging through last season was hard enough after Julius Randle went down with a broken leg. Matters were made even worse when Byron Scott decided he'd take it upon himself to win as many games as possible and do so with the veterans the Los Angeles Lakers had on the roster. Sure, the vast majority of those he leaned on are no longer Lakers, but who needs a long-term plan when you can win a game on a random Thursday evening against some forgettable foe by way of a Wesley Johnson jumper?

Johnson now plays for the Clippers, by the way.

This season, though, that cannot happen. Scott will have to resist the urge to stick to his old-school guns and allow the Lakers' young core of Randle, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell the flexibility to make mistakes and learn from them on the court. This may sound like hyperbole, but how Scott treats the young guys will be the most important storyline to keep an eye on this season, and it isn't remotely close.

To a certain extent, this is why coaches can make for bad general managers. One could make the argument the two head coaches are the most competitive people partaking in a game. Why else would someone put themselves up for the ridicule that comes with making decision after decision with little to no job security? (Cut to David Blatt and his terrible "Top Gun" analogy)

Coaches are paid and desperately want to win in the moment. Why care about the franchise's future if you won't necessarily be around to see it take shape? So, when the time comes to make one of the aforementioned decisions and Scott looks down the bench at a veteran who's been there before and might better handle a pressure situation versus a rookie or sophomore who'll almost definitely screw something up, chances are, Scott's going with the vet.

He shouldn't; but he will.

http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2015/8/7/9110405/la-lakers-byron-scott-youth
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> Lakers In the News All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2010 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB