- Aug 29, 2007
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Practice Wrap-Up: Monday 11/05/07
Lamar on the Mend
For the first time since the Lakers were eliminated by the Suns in last years playoffs, Forward Lamar Odom practiced with contact in a basketball situation.
The rehab from off-season shoulder surgery has been long for Odom, but hes not rushing it, Its a long season. I need to be as strong as possible to go through the long season and make it all the way through.
Over the next couple of days Odom expects to ramp up his activity, including lifting weights after practice, in the hopes of playing Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Hopefully the doctor will clear me to play.
Praise for Bynum & Radmanovics this year.
He praised Bynum for running the court well and mentioned that his teammates are starting to look for him more now in situations in which they know they can succeed.
Much of Radmanovics success can be attributed to an increased comfort level within the offense as well as being 100% healthy.
Last year he had a terrible start and a terrible end so he didnt have a chance to perform the way he wanted to, said Jackson. Hes a good athlete. Hes a good active player that can do a lot of things because his size gives him the ability to play a couple different positions.
Jackson also talked about Radmanovic being better equipped to rebound now that his hand, which he injured before the start of last season, is completely healthy.
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