Thursday , Feb , 25 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Phil Jackson: Artest’s Good for 35 Minutes; Ariza Wasn’t

"Trevor was a late bloomer for us last year," Lakers coach Phil

Jackson said. "A lot of people remember him as a starter, but he came off the bench (until late in the season). (Vladimir) Radmanovic started and Luke (Walton) started.
"We moved a lot of people around. (Ariza) was a late guy who came on (strong at the end of the season). We liked his defense, but he wasn’t a 35-minute a night man, and Ron is.

"I think (the Lakers’ defense) has gotten better because of the way we play." 

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