Injuries were the main topic of conversation at today’s Lakers practice. Head Coach Mike D’Antoni said both Steve Nash and Pau Gasol practiced in full for the most part yesterday, with the exception of a drill at the end of practice. The Lakers are currently holding two-a-day practices, but Nash and Gasol are the exceptions, practicing only once per day. D’Antoni said Kobe Bryant is in every film session and on the sidelines watching what’s going on.
There was a general message, though, that the vibe around the Lakers practice facility was completely different than last year. D’Antoni said Steve Nash noticed it and told him the other day.
“It feels good. Last year it was tough, just from the start,” said Nash. It was hard to feel a lot of positive energy. It always seemed like a challenge whereas this year it feels a bit more like a team.”
Though Nash said he couldn’t predict how well the Lakers would do this year, there was positive energy all around. Check out our videos from today’s practice below and don’t forget to subscribe to our Lakers Nation YouTube Channel.
Injury Updates: Steve Nash and Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol Discusses Next Season And Contract Negotations
Mike D’Antoni and Steve Nash Talk About The Differences Between This Year And Last Year