Friday, October 3, 2014

Kobe/Scott Singing the Praises of Veteran Ronnie Price

The Lakers signed Ronnie Price to an unguaranteed contract, making him one of several players competing for the final regular-season roster spots.

But Price has separate himself from the pack by securing a Kobe endorsement.

Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times:

After the team had finished, all-star Kobe Bryant singled out veteran guard Ronnie Price for quickly showing he’s ahead of his teammates.
“Price looked really good. He looked like he could run all day,” Bryant said. “He’s in phenomenal shape.”
“When he was in Utah, he gave us a lot of problems,” Bryant said. “He really turned a few games around for them … with his energy and ability to get to the basket. He’s an underrated shooter.”
Price might not need Kobe’s help. Lakers coach Byron Scott is also raving about Price (though maybe he’s just following Kobe’s lead).

Scott, via Roderick Price of the Los Angeles Times:
Ronnie Price has been the one guy that I could look at and say, ‘Wow, this guy has really got my attention,’” Scott said. “Offensively, he just understands what we’re doing. He plays within that box, which means he plays within himself."
“He doesn’t try to do anything he’s not capable of doing. And defensively he’s a little bit of a pitbull. He just gets after people. I love that about him.”

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