Julius on working with Erman: ” This is my first time in 4 years I’ve had to do a defensive skill drill… so yeah”
— Kumar (@FearTheBrown) July 13, 2018
Julius Randle has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans and is now ready to spill all of the tea about his former squad and how their practices probably consisted of running the 3-man weave and like, half-court shot contests as Luke Walton smoked a bowl on the sidelines.
There were a few stories floating around last season that Luke Walton and his staff of local LA bros were less of coaches or more of just general vibists which makes total sense considering that Luke’s dad, Bill Walton, is high on peyote somewhere in the desert having a heart-to-heart discussion with a cactus right this second.
NBA coaching is weird.
Your job is basically stroking great players’ egos and telling them how great they are and pretty much just hoping they know where to stand on defense. Sure, Brad Stevens is given all the credit for making guys like Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder look like All-Stars but at the end of the day, what is Luke Walton going to say to LeBron James next season? Trick question: nothing.
Love the Julius Randle New Orleans Pelicans signing. He provides all if not more of the toughness that DeMarcus Cousins brought to the Cans last season except he has both of his achilles and he actually runs back on defense.
Everyone assumes that LeBron is going to snap his fingers and turn the Lakers into the No. 3 Seed in the Western Conference but we’re forgetting that most of this young starting 5 HAS NEVER PRACTICED DEFENSE BEFORE.
The New Orleans Pelicans will have a better season than the Los Angeles Lakers. Facts.
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