dckingsfan wrote:Jason Jones: Walton acknowledged the defense needs a lot of work but added: “There’s no reason to panic” nothing the King were working with “two-and-a-half days of prep work.”
I remember how god awful we looked last year in preseason before coming out of the gates looking like a new team so I'm not putting a ton of stock into how we've looked so far. The India trip leaving with us only a few days of practice didn't help things either. For as much criticism as Walton gets as to the quality of coach he is, one thing he always had was those Lakers teams in the top half of the league, defensively. I think we were somewhere like 28th on defense last year so any improvement there will really help us.