Lakers training camp day one roundup

Lakers training camp day one roundup

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Today marked the glorious return of Lakers basketball. It’s been a long, tiresome summer of hot takes and anticipation, but we are finally here. The Lakers started training camp today, and our first bits of information to feed our ravenous hunger for the team are coming in.

These are the most beautiful images I have seen in a long time. Now on to the main course.

The main thing to come out of day one of camp was Julius Randle. Luke Walton raved of his skill and work today a couple of time

Randle also showed some range, albeit practice shots, and we got a closer look at him improved jump shot.

Luke Walton also made a point early to stress the defensive side of the ball. This will no doubt be the Lakers biggest weak point this summer and it’s refreshing to see the coach actually stress and teach this side of the ball for an extended period of time.

Most of the Lakers players stressed defense during media day (everyone always does though), but that coupled with Walton stressing that very first is encouraging.

Before the actual training camp, Mitch Kupchak talked about the team and his expectations for this season.

I personally agree with Kupchak in that this team should not be evaluated by wins, but they do need to win more than 17 to show growth as a unit. It’s hard to sell a team on their potential if they don’t show some sort of tangible improvement.

Tomorrow starts day two of camp and Lakers basketball is officially back!

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