The Los Angeles Lakers are having fun again. This isn’t the Showtime Lakers by any means, but with an exciting young core, L.A. is turning heads—especially after blowing out the Warriors on Friday night.
Last season, the Lakers did not win their fourth game until December 15. Six games into this season and L.A. is already 4-3. As has been covered extensively, Byron Scott did not mesh well with the team’s youth movement and it sounds like new head coach Luke Walton’s message and style is resonating with the roster.
After last night’s dub against the Suns, Lou Williams told ESPN‘s Mike Trudell that the team wants to “run through a wall for [Walton]:”
Lou Williams said Luke Walton has a way of making the players feel like they’re his teammates, and want to “run through a wall for him.”
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 7, 2016
Before the season even started, point guard D’Angelo Russell was singing Walton’s praises saying that the former Warriors bench coach is “always involved:”
“I feel like I can call him anytime. He’s not like a head coach that will sit back and just watch his other coaches and colleagues just train other players, he’s always involved. He’ll get out there and play with you if he wants. It’s just great to have a young coach like him in the building.”