Wesley Matthews opened up about adjusting to the defensive schemes of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Matthews said he gets better day after day in terms of understanding the Lakers’ defensive tactics.
“How do we mesh everybody’s strengths and make sure they all coexist with what the defensive scheme is? For myself, it’s a little bit of a change because rather than hedging through screens, now they say bust over and you’ll have help. That’s an adjustment for me where as if I didn’t make a stop, it was going to be tough.
So not gearing myself back a little bit, but understanding I’m funneling people into LeBron, Marc Gasol, A.D. and all the other defenders this team has. As opposed to just playing 1 versus 2, or 1 versus 1 around the screen,” Matthews said, via Lakers Nation.
Matthews and the Lakers will face the Clippers in season opener on December 22.