It's kind of ironic when the media portrays both Odom
listed @ 6'10 as just being tweeners in todays NBA standards but labeling them out to be liabilities
at the defensive end w/their negativities is a bunch of BS coming out of them and it better get our starting forwards motivated enough in proving these Bozo's
wrong. With Defense already being the main focus at camp this year the Lakers will have to adjust quicker in defending the pick & rolls better assuming they may have a harder time chasing down the smaller quicker 3's
in this league in compliance w/faster rotation coverage to shut down the penetrations coming from the speedier PG's
. Odom starting @ PF may not be bulky enough to withstand the bruteness being dished out by the stronger PF's for the duration of the game but has fit in nicely in adapting to that PF role
using his length & quickness has become one of NBA's top rebounders.
So I'm not buying all this negative media crap about our starting forwards being at a disadvantage at the defensive end cause Odom & Radmanovic will make their opponents eat crow
at our offensive end than they would make us at our defensive end, besides IMO having the height advantage in the NBA can make up for the lack of bulk and can be more effective in a defensive ploy used in rotation coverage. This year the Lakers in defense of the pick & roll can counter act by throwing different lineups at our opponents w/most of our key players having the flexibility
to play 2 or more positions is to our advantage. Is the purpose of hearing from the media no better served other then to P/O the players & their fans?