Lakers considering Kyle Kuzma for possible sixth man role

first_imgDALLAS — It worked for Manu Ginobili and Jamal Crawford. It works for Lou Williams.Could Kyle Kuzma make his presence felt as a high-scoring sixth man?It’s something the Lakers are looking at as Kuzma ramps his minutes back up. On Friday night for his return from injury, the Lakers were most concerned about getting him adjusted and keeping him under 20 minutes. But long-term, as they figure out rotations, coming off the bench could become Kuzma’s regular role.Coach Frank Vogel didn’t want to lock himself into that idea, however. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The biggest barrier Kuzma might face is his learning curve on defense.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “Well the first thing is cohesiveness with his teammates, and obviously executing the scheme that we put in defensively with pick-and-roll coverages, with pindown coverages, the way we wanna switch, how we’re bringing help to the post,” Vogel said. “All those types of things are Basketball 101, you have to use your instincts, but each coach has a slightly different slant to all those elements of your defense. So all those things you have to learn, and with new teammates, that’s something he’s gonna have to learn, too.”DAVIS PUSHING THROUGH SHOULDER SORENESSThe Lakers faced at least a little uncertainty on Tuesday night that the soreness in Anthony Davis’ right shoulder might have kept him sidelined for that game. Friday night had no such drama, with Davis cleared to play long before tip-off, but the Lakers still took steps to keep him feeling good.Davis did not participate in the live session in Thursday’s practice in El Segundo, a precaution to help him recover. He told the media Friday afternoon at shootaround that the pain was lingering, but he wasn’t too worried.“It’s still a little sore, but I’m fine. Obviously it’s going to be like four or five days rest to let it all the way heal, just like any injury. But I want to play, so as long as I keep playing it’s going to always be a little soreness there.”center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Sometimes it makes sense to have a guy coming off the bench filling that role, and sometimes it doesn’t,” he said. “Sometimes it makes more sense to put him in the starting lineup. I don’t know the answer to that. It depends on each group. I have to see everybody play with each other, but there’s definitely value to that.”The thing Vogel likes, and something the Lakers have struggled with as they stagger All-Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, is keeping an elite scorer in the game midway through each half.As Kuzma gets gradually worked into the rotation, Vogel won’t change his strategy with Davis and James: Davis generally plays the whole first quarter, and James generally checks in at the start of the second after three to four minutes of rest (with the pattern repeating each half).“Hopefully as Kyle gets comfortable and we get Rajon (Rondo) back, we can see some lineups where both of those guys are being rested together and we can see them playing together, which is a positive too. One of the negatives of staggering (James and Davis) is they have less minutes together.”The Lakers also got some looks with James, Davis and Kuzma in the same lineup, something all of them have suggested could be more frequent as the season goes on.last_img read more

Greyhound and 2 Trucking Companies responsible for crash

first_imgTwo trucking companies and Greyhound Canada have been found responsible in a civil suit, over a three vehicle crash in northernwestern Alberta more than three years ago. It occurred in heavy fog on the morning of Aug. 10th, 2005, when a semi-trailer carrying a load of cement powder on Highway 43 near Smoky River hit a second tractor-trailer carrying groceries. A Greyhound bus then smashed into the two trucks, ripping the bus apart and causing serious injuries to two Filipino citizens, on their way to Grande Prairie.Virginia Rances and her husband Francisco, who has had both his legs amputated, suffered serious injuries and remains in Grande Prairie, unable to return home.They launched a lawsuit against Greyhound, Trimac Transportation and TCM Transport. Earlier this week, Justice K.C. Nielsen found the three companies liable, with Greyhound being responsible for 40 percent and, the two trucking companies equally splitting the remaining 60 percent. In his written decision, the judge found all three drivers at fault, saying they “breached the standards of professional drivers and the regulations.” Mediation is scheduled in February, among the four parties, to determine a financial settlement.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Friday, 24 November. Vera COULTERThe death has occurred of Vera Coulter, Drumkeen, Ballybofey, peacefully at her her home surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of William and much loved mother of Sue, Geraldine, Valerie, Yvonne, and Mark. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her husband, daughters, son, grandchildren, extended family circle, neighbours, and friends. Remains reposing at her home today, Friday Nov 24th from 5pm. Funeral leaving her home on Sunday Nov 26th at 11 am for Requiem Mass at 11.30 am in St. Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen, with interment afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. Family time on the morning of the funeral please. Joseph O’DRISCOLLThe death has taken place November 23rd 2017 at Letterkenny University Hospital of Joseph O’Driscoll, 303 Coneyburrow, Lifford. Beloved brother of Dudum, Joan, Carmel, Hugh-Paddy and the late Attracta.Reposing at his home on Friday (November 24th) from 4.30p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Saturday (November 25th) at 10.25a.m. for Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Murlog at 11a.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing brother, sisters, nieces, nephews and family circle.  Maureen MCCAFFERTY (née McCusker)The death has occurred of Maureen McCafferty (née McCusker), Hilltop House, Iona Road, Letterkenny, Donegal.Reposing at her residence since yesterday evening. Removal on Saturday, 25th November, at 11.20am to St. Eunan’s Cathedral for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in New Leck Cemetery. Raymond HENRYThe death has occurred of Raymond Henry, Drumfin, Inver, peacefully at his residence. Reposing at his late residence.Removal on Saturday at 12.30pm to St. John’s Church, Inver for Funeral Service at 1pm followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the Irish Cancer Society. A one way system will operate at the wake, Entry at Drimnakillew, Inver and exit on the Ardaghey/Ardara Road. Josephine (Josie) ROCHFORD (née McGrath)The death has occurred of Josephine (Josie) Rochford late of The Sycamores, Strandhill, Sligo / Pettigo, Donegal, November 23rd 2017 peacefully at Summerville Healthcare, Strandhill. Beloved wife of the late John and sister of the late Pat-John and Philomena. Dearly loved sister of Mary, Kathleen, Vera, Rita, Bernadette and Mona. Sadly missed by her family, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbours and many friends.Reposing at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Sunday 26th November. Mass of the Resurrection in St. Patrick’s Church, Strandhill at 10.00am Monday 27th November. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Summerville Patient Comfort Fund c/o Sean Feehily at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: November 24th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:obituarieslast_img read more