The Mavs "power" forward is up to 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds this season with 1.7 assists per game. It's going to be tough for Lam Lam to win another Sixth Man of the Year award with those numbers. By comparison, Brandan Wright averages 6.2 points, 3.0 boards.
In response to Lakers forward/"head coach" Kobe Bryant's claim that the Mavs don't know how to use Lam Lam, Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said, "Kobe has certainly earned the right to have an opinion. And I certainly understand defending his former teammate he has been in the trenches with."
When asked if he paid such comments any mind, Carlisle said, "No. I don't. I appreciate you asking. ... He's a member of our team and he understands his responsibilities. All we are asking of him is to defend, rebound and play your game. I think he can help us."
Carlisle is clearly, obviously and painfully sick of this subject. This is what can happen when the Los Angeles Lakers give you something for free.
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