Lakers.com writer Jeff Skibiski takes an in-depth look at the Lakers first round pick in the piece Javaris Crittenton: Stepping Into the Spotlight
In completing his bicoastal journey, Crittenton has also been buoyed by the support of current Lakers teammates Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher. According to Crittenton, Bryant has singled him out for his diligence as a student of the game, happily sharing his All-NBA First Team knowledge by helping him with his defensive stances, explaining how to guard players based on their unique skill sets and how best to utilize his own offensive game.
“He’s been teaching me little nuances of the offense and things of that nature so it’s been great,” said Crittenton.
Veteran point guard Derek Fisher has similarly taken Crittenton under his wing—a move that is not lost on the rookie as he prepares for his first season of NBA action.
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