Ariza fitting in

The Lakers’ second unit is on the court, three minutes into the second quarter, and Trevor Ariza is included. Ariza has been slow in fitting in since arriving from Orlando, mostly because coach Phil Jackson has wanted to find the right place for him and not disrupt a second unit that has been strong. Ariza has been impressive in limited action. His defense is strong and he’s a versatile player who isn’t afraid to attack the basket, especially on the baseline. Here’s what Jackson had to say about Ariza, and his acclimation to the Lakers, before tonight’s game:

“There was a little hesitation that I felt he had in the offense. He didn’t feel real comfortable out there offensively and I set his minutes a little different. I wanted him to play with the group that he felt most comfortable with offensively. and keep that second unit intact because of the way they move the ball.”

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  • Anonymous

    trevor was a hella of a pick up , tha real kobe backup and by tha end of tha season be our best defenesive player by the end of tha season , luke ur spot in tha starting 5 is gettin really tested , id rather see trev outhere wit , kb, lo , ab , and fish and can j crit get more playing time damn he be ballin