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August 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBuechler will be the Lakers’ summer league head coach, emphasizing a concept that has significantly contributed to the Lakers overseeing their worst four-year stretch in franchise history (91-237).“The real focus is going to be on our defense,” Buechler said. “We were 30th in defense last year. That has to change. That has to change right now.”It has not changed for quite some time.In Luke Walton’s first season as coach, the Lakers finished 28th out of 30 NBA teams in points given up (111.5), last in defensive field-goal percentage (48.3) and last in fast-break points given up (16.2). That fared mostly worse than in 2015-16 for former Lakers coach Byron Scott. Then, the Lakers finished 27th in points given up (106.9), 29th in defensive field-goal percentage (47.3) and 29th in fast-break points given up (17).“I made it clear. The rest of our coaching staff made it clear with our players. The focus is defense,” Buechler said. “For us to progress and get back to a playoff-caliber team, which we want to do as fast as possible, the defense has to change. It has to change right now.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error After the Lakers heard that message, they vowed they will meet the challenge.“That’s all we’ve been focusing on, really,” Lakers rookie forward Kyle Kuzma said. “We really got a pretty electric offense with guys like Lonzo (Ball,) BI (Brandon Ingram), and Big Zu (Ivica Zubac) down there. We can throw it in the post. Our main focus is defense and trying to stop guys.”Buechler listed Zubac, Ingram and Lakers shooting guard Josh Hart as potential defensive stoppers.“We’re a team that kind of wants to get out there and run,” Hart said. “That starts with defense and starts with getting stops, rebounding the ball, getting deflections and getting out and running.”Words of wisdomIn less than two weeks, Zubac went from an unknown 32nd pick out of Croatia to a fan favorite. That’s because Zubac showed his potential on last year’s Las Vegas Summer League team.So, Zubac’s younger teammates have sought his advice.“I’m in a different situation. I was a rookie and didn’t know anything last year,” Zubac said. “I was asking a lot of questions. I can help the other guys that haven’t been in this situation. I really enjoy it.”Zubac has told his teammates to “be patient,” mindful he rarely played before starting late in the season. Since then, Zubac has tried to improve his perimeter shooting. Will he showcase that in summer league?“It depends if I get a lot of chances,” Zubac said. “If I’m open at the 3-point line, I’m going to shoot it. It depends how many times I’m going to be open.”center_img EL SEGUNDO >> Those championship trophies along the window inside Jeanie Buss’ office represent what consumes the Lakers franchise.The trophies have provided a visual reminder what could be obtainable in June, but that has been unreachable while missing the playoffs for four consecutive years.So those images symbolize something else when the Lakers compete in the Las Vegas Summer League beginning against the Clippers at 5:30 p.m. today.“We’re going there to win the summer league,” Lakers assistant coach Jud Buechler said.last_img read more