Home
Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Comments On Bench Outplaying Starters Reviewed by Momizat on . In the season opener victory against the Clippers, the Lakers got 76 points from the bench. It was a pleasant surprise and most didn't expect that type of produ In the season opener victory against the Clippers, the Lakers got 76 points from the bench. It was a pleasant surprise and most didn't expect that type of produ Rating:
You Are Here: Home » News » Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Comments On Bench Outplaying Starters

Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni Comments On Bench Outplaying Starters

jodie meeks

In the season opener victory against the Clippers, the Lakers got 76 points from the bench. It was a pleasant surprise and most didn’t expect that type of production to continue. Seven games into the season, the Lakers have the highest scoring second unit in the NBA and have clearly outplayed the starting line-up.

Averaging nearly 58 points per game, the bench has played extremely well and Jodie Meeks is currently leading the team in scoring with 12.3 points per game. At practice, head coach Mike D’Antoni commented on the bench outplaying his starter so far this season:

With Pau Gasol getting back into game shape and Steve Nash struggling with injuries, it has forced D’Antoni to go with an 11-man rotation. While it isn’t ideal, every player has produced and it has given the veterans more rest than expected. Steve Blake is currently the only player who is averaging more than 30 minutes per game for the Lakers.

Before the season, most did not expect the Lakers to get off to a 3-4 start. While the bench needs to continue playing at a high level, the starters need to do their part and play better if they want to make the playoffs. The Lakers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves and look to get back to the .500 mark.

————————————————————————————-
Steve Blake Game Winning Shot Over Dwight Howard And The Rockets


About The Author

Editor-in-Chief

Dan Duangdao is the Editor-in-Chief of Lakers Nation. Follow him on Twitter: @DanDuangdao

Number of Entries : 472
There are 12 comments

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Medium Large, LLC - All data and information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles Lakers, it's employees, or its’ affiliates. LakersNation.com is an independent fan site and not associated with or represent National Basketball Association or the Los Angeles Lakers. Furthermore, LakersNation.com makes no representations as to accuracy, suitability, or validity of any information on this website and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Scroll to top