During an early preseason practice, Lou Williams caught a long rebound and looked around for a point guard to pass to.
Immediately, Lakers Coach Luke Walton gave him another idea.
“Go Lou, go Lou, go Lou,” Walton said, quietly but with urgency. “Take it yourself, push it, push it, push it.”
Williams, playing as the first-team shooting guard, started the fastbreak. A play later, power forward Julius Randle caught a defensive rebound and started dribbling down the court. A play after that, center Timofey Mozgov threw an outlet pass to small forward Nick Young, and Young initiated the offense.
This may seem like a menial preseason...