Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell to Train with Steve Nash

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kbp24
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Lakers' Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell plan to train with Steve Nash By Ananth Pandian | NBA writer July 16, 2015 9:38 am ET With the No. 2 pick in June's NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected D'Angelo Russell, who is expected to be the team's starting point guard for the next several seasons. Russell has shown flashes of brilliance in Las Vegas Summer League, and the Lakers are hoping that he can play at the same time as Jordan Clarkson. Earning NBA All-Rookie First Team honors last season, Clarkson is expected to build on an excellent rookie year, where he averaged 11.9....

OCLakerfan8
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Guess this is Nash's way of paying back the Lakers after swindling them. Jordan's game did go to the next level after training with Nash last year. Coincidence?

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This is a great news. They get to pick the brains one of best point guards who is not that fast and not that athletic but did it through hard work, shooting prowess, cunning and brains. I hope Randle also ask Bass to help him out this summer and Upshaw asked Hibbert to train with him. Good luck and learn a lot from them.

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Yes, this is great news and am glad Nash was willing to work with these young point guards. I was wondering if Nash is being considered to be a regular assistant coach helping out with the point guards.

I know that they had Jabaar working out with Andrew Bynum a few years back, and I am sure they will do the same with other young players considered to be the future of this franchise.

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Russell/Clarkson training not only with Nash but with each other should really help them get some chemistry. They should include Randle as well because if is going to play point forward, he could use some tutoring from Nash and again, training with Clarkson/Russell will help all of them build chemistry.

Upshaw needs to train with Olajuwon to refine his skills.

All the rookies/sophmores should have training partners to help them develop... aka buddy system.

PG with Nash

SG/SF with Kobe

PF/C with Kareem or Olajuwon

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Hearing this really made me wonder something. Why don't franchises dip into their savings to pay NBA legends to help develop their young players? Specifically the Lakers who can afford to pay multiple legends to teach the young ones.

From what I remember, Olajuwon charges/charged 50k a workout session. Not sure how long the session is however; Maybe a couple hours long.

Since Clarkson, Russell, and Julius are our main pieces, they need to be mentored their first 3-4 years and hopefully have enough knowledge to blossom into stars.

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I have no problem with this but Russell needs to be established as the PG when he's on the floor and not everybody trying to bring the dam ball up.

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I have no problem with this but Russell needs to be established as the PG when he's on the floor and not everybody trying to bring the dam ball up.

When the season starts, either Russell, Clarkson, Kobe, or Williams will bring the ball up. But then again, Scott said that if Randle gets the rebound, he wants him to push the ball which I agree with.

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Nash just needs to be a part of this coaching staff period.

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sevankb24 wrote:
Hearing this really made me wonder something. Why don't franchises dip into their savings to pay NBA legends to help develop their young players? Specifically the Lakers who can afford to pay multiple legends to teach the young ones.

From what I remember, Olajuwon charges/charged 50k a workout session. Not sure how long the session is however; Maybe a couple hours long.

Since Clarkson, Russell, and Julius are our main pieces, they need to be mentored their first 3-4 years and hopefully have enough knowledge to blossom into stars.

I'm guessing most of them probably don't want to be mentors/coaches or they have just moved on to different chapters of their lives focusing on family or their other endeavors, etc. I know Kobe has said many times he has no interest in coaching in the future.

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Upshaw needs to train with Bynum Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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sevankb24 wrote:
When the season starts, either Russell, Clarkson, Kobe, or Williams will bring the ball up. But then again, Scott said that if Randle gets the rebound, he wants him to push the ball which I agree with.

I don't agree with that but it's his call.

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I don't agree with that but it's his call.

I guess it depends on which team we would be playing that night. If it's a team that doesn't get back in transition, then Randle should have the green light to take it all the way.

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Russell needs to adjust his shooting, NBA is faster than the amateurs... NBA has more athletic defenders...He is a pretty good shooter just needs some adjustments... he gets free easily not because of athletism but because of his dribbling ability, shooting mid range and long range needs some adjustments...Most of his shots has good line but most of the time short... Pleasing to know that he is willing to improve... He needs lots of work specially on his speed and stamina and shooting... He'll be ok i guess...

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OCLakerfan8 wrote:
Guess this is Nash's way of paying back the Lakers after swindling them. Jordan's game did go to the next level after training with Nash last year. Coincidence?

Swindling them? He wanted to retire but the Lakers told him not to. They wanted to try trade his contract for something. If anyone has swindled the Lakers it has been Kobe the past 2 seasons.

Nash 65 games $28 million

Kobe 41 games $53.5 million.

But because it is Kobe nothing is said.

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sevankb24 wrote:
Hearing this really made me wonder something. Why don't franchises dip into their savings to pay NBA legends to help develop their young players? Specifically the Lakers who can afford to pay multiple legends to teach the young ones.

From what I remember, Olajuwon charges/charged 50k a workout session. Not sure how long the session is however; Maybe a couple hours long.

Since Clarkson, Russell, and Julius are our main pieces, they need to be mentored their first 3-4 years and hopefully have enough knowledge to blossom into stars.

Because that is what they pay the coaching staff to do.

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Tempy wrote:
Swindling them? He wanted to retire but the Lakers told him not to. They wanted to try trade his contract for something. If anyone has swindled the Lakers it has been Kobe the past 2 seasons.

Nash 65 games $28 million

Kobe 41 games $53.5 million.

But because it is Kobe nothing is said.

Kobe is a big part of 5 rings...

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Tempy wrote:
Swindling them? He wanted to retire but the Lakers told him not to. They wanted to try trade his contract for something. If anyone has swindled the Lakers it has been Kobe the past 2 seasons.

Nash 65 games $28 million

Kobe 41 games $53.5 million.

But because it is Kobe nothing is said.

Nothing is said? Plenty has been said about that. Y'all have said it for me these last couple of seasons lol but if it makes you feel better:

Jeanie Buss is a dumb @itch bimbo for giving Kobe that money. Bimbo and Jimbo both should go F- themselves for being that dumb. lol

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Here we go.....................................

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Because that is what they pay the coaching staff to do.

A coaching staff doesn't teach you skill, they teach you set plays.

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lakedson wrote:
Kobe is a big part of 5 rings...

WAS not is. You pay a player what he is worth at that moment or for the future, potentially what he could be before or during his prime. You don't pay that money to people that are declining in play, past their prime.

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sevankb24 wrote:
A coaching staff doesn't teach you skill, they teach you set plays.

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sevankb24 wrote:
A coaching staff doesn't teach you skill, they teach you set plays.

I suppose they didn't get to the set plays part yet...

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OCLakerfan8 wrote:
Nothing is said? Plenty has been said about that. Y'all have said it for me these last couple of seasons lol but if it makes you feel better:

Jeanie Buss is a dumb @itch bimbo for giving Kobe that money. Bimbo and Jimbo both should go F- themselves for being that dumb. lol

Let's get real, lakers didn't pay kobe because of his past, they paid him because they couldn't get any top FA'S and they needed a draw for that new tv deal.

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And Dwight wouldn't even work out with Kareem.

But then again I guess his mind was already made up that he was leaving anyways.

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Russell will be a good player when he figures out when he drives in the lane he needs to keep his dribble and not always attack the basket. That's where a lot of his missed shots and turnovers come from. He need to probe the paint like Nash did. I think that's what he'll work on the most. Keep that dribble alive.

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Anytime you can get an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and training from a future Hall of Famer, you have to take advantage. This is only going to help both guys in the long run.

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I suppose they didn't get to the set plays part yet...

All they've done so far is confuse our players lol

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I hope D'angelo Russell is working hard this summer in the weight room gaining BMI and speed. He should work on his weaknesses such as driving the basketball to the basket with the left and right side as well. And also learn how to finish at the basket effectively because the guards in the West are extremely good!

Otherwise, Clarkson is improving. He just need to learn to drive and finish better.

C'mon young backcourt!


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