The Los Angeles Lakers completed their road trip with a 4-0 record, taking down the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies twice.
A significant part of the defending NBA champions’ success came from contributions by the Lakers’ newcomers Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol and Wesley Matthews.
Robert Horry, who won three championships with the Lakers, talked to Allie Clifton of Spectrum SportsNet about the new additions to the team and what they bring into the game.
“He [Dennis Schroder] controlled the game. I like how sometimes he looked at LeBron, said ‘Give me the ball, get down the court, let me get you off the ball so you can rest a little bit, not be so active.’ I loved how he did that,” Horry said.
“I also like how Marc Gasol controls the paint. He controls the paint with his voice… telling the people where to be.”
When speaking about Matthews, the seven-time NBA champion noted that sometimes players get complacent when they come to fill in a role for another player. In Matthews’ case, he came in for Danny Green. Horry likes what he sees from a former Bucks guard.
“And then the fourth my favorite guy Trez. I think they’re still trying to learn him because he’s not doing hardly any things he was doing with the Clippers.
I like what he’s doing with his rebounding, getting shots because those first three games of the year Trez was averaging 17 points. I want to see him get back to that. and let them understand ‘This is what we have in this guy that we can get some points in the paint and not just shoot threes.'”