Los Angeles Lakers like what they see with D'Angelo Russell at shooting guard

Los Angeles Lakers like what they see with D'Angelo Russell at shooting guard


Los Angeles Lakers like what they see with D'Angelo Russell at shooting guard

Years ago that dynamic had a direct impact on Walton.

The Lakers drafted him in 2003 and when veterans Kobe Bryant, Shaquille ONeal, Gary Payton and Karl Malone showed up for camp that year, Walton recalled, they told him life was going to be hell for me ... because of stuff my dad said.

Ultimately, though, the affable rookie was so likable that his teammates never singled him out for comments made by Bill Walton.

Walton was asked if he ever asked his dad to pipe down to save him the grief.

My entire life, he deadpanned.

Nwaba decision

David Nwaba reached the end of another 10-day contract, practicing one last time with the Lakers.

Now the Lakers must decide if they want to sign Nwaba for the rest of the season or move on to take a look at another player on a 10-day contract.

Whats great about David, hes not scared of any challenge, Walton said. Weve had him sit on the bench for three quarters and then guard Isaiah Thomas, and guard Kyrie [Irving] and LeBron [James] last night. Hes never overwhelmed by the situation, which is really impressive for somebody in his circumstance.

Nwaba has played on two consecutive 10-day contracts for the Lakers. Before that, the Los Angeles native played for the D-Fenders, the Lakers development league affiliate.

His defense has impressed the Lakers, and he has shown off his athleticism more than once in the last three weeks. His dunks wowed the crowd at Staples Center.

He admits to a little bit of surprise that the Lakers have relied on him so much.

But I take pride in my defense and they can see that, Nwaba said. Im glad theyre just giving me the opportunity to showcase it.



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