Training camp started. Running drills and 2 days practice are again part of the player’s agenda. Coaches looking for improvements from last year, and who will start in certain positions this year. But the Lakers cancelled the 2 scheduled practices last Sunday to rest the players? Shouldn’t the players all be well rested since they're coming off of the off-season? Apparently not, we have:
Luke strained right hamstring.
Odom off-season surgery (left shoulder).
Kwame off-season surgery (right shoulder and left ankle).
Mihm ankle surgery.
Sounds like we've been through half of the season already…
However I am optimistic this year. At least we know from the very start what players are not a 100%, compared to last year. Last year through the season we have players dropping like flies due to their injury, not to mention Smush let the other team’s guard score, Parker disappeared on the playoffs. So far, looks like we have more depth in any position this year compared to the last roster.
So if that injury bug is still looming in la la land, it might as well hit now than later!