Training camp, day 3

Kobe Bryant didn’t participate in the morning session, but might in the evening workout as he tries to get back to normal after undergoing offseason knee surgery. …
Steve Blake practiced in the morning and reported no setbacks after suffering a mildly sprained ankle in Sunday’s workout. …
Ron Artest has been slowed by a nagging hamstring injury, but has been pushing through practices without complaint, according to Lakers coach Phil Jackson. …
Jackson held his only two-a-day of camp today. Last year, he held only two. His reasoning is sound: the Lakers are a veteran team and don’t need to wear themselves out. …
Artest asked Jackson if Blake had been hanging around the practice facility a lot during the summer, since Blake seems to know the triangle offense quite well. …
Blake, in his first season with the Lakers, said he arrived two weeks early and also watched a DVD highlight reel of the triangle to prepare for camp. …
Artest had a yearlong struggle with the triangle in his first season with the Lakers after leaving Houston as a free agent in the summer of 2009. …

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