Mike D’Antoni Says Lakers ‘Can Be Better Than Most People Think’


Mike D’Antoni is extremely optimistic about the upcoming 2013 version of the Lakers, and told ESPN LA (710 AM) that he think “the Lakers can be better than most people think.”

D’Antoni looks forward to a full season with the Lakers.

“I think we can be better than most people think,”  D’Antoni said onESPN LA (710 AM)radio Tuesday to Mark Willard and Mychal Thompson.  “I think  Mitch [Kupchak, Lakers general manager] and [owner and executive] Jim Buss  have done a great job of retooling as well as we could.”

D’Antoni’s not necessarily sure of his lineups, but likes the versatility they can offer.

“A lot of combinations can happen,” said D’Antoni.  “The guys that come in [to camp] and win the battle — they will they settle [the rotation] amongst themselves.  I foresee 11 guys playing a lot of minutes.”