Smart: 'We'll just keep growing from here'
Keith Smart praises the play of his young players, despite watching his Kings suffer a lopsided loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.
-- couple moments here and there were. You know kind of separation we'll go to our young mean really good job. Fill in the gaps those guys have really good gym floor and now we're just you grow from here. A lot of positive the only we got depleted team playing -- and then lose another big you know of course it gave. But our guys you have to play out of position a lot against some very very talented big guys. And I thought overall we did a good job it showed some fight kept himself critical in the game game got away but we got back -- a little bit. So we thought about it we still had good defense and game that we have a good chance points Whipple couldn't help there because that. But I thought though overall we did very good job. There's. Yeah. Well I knew some of the wont happen here by Travis starts two good shots and and Jason. You know what to get in early fouls. In the game in the first quarter and do -- try to use either James or use Travis Outlaw places Ford and of course -- -- -- -- -- Travis. Gives -- a bit more space -- war. And a lot of work here is why James down a little bit and then down. We have to bide time Likud and I did those two big guys in foul trouble and that way we had to go to small small line. It's too early in the game. But I -- -- work out but it managed to to work out get this close we came out late. It's about five minutes of somewhere in there to where we have now -- told us well. -- Yes I I guess it is it's obvious that young man has worked his tail off. Young man he's -- 1 up and am I gonna I gonna make me. For him because he's just positive right now what we're doing he's kept -- perfect attitude the whole time. And I got to find ways to make sure he's old war and a guy works hard and all time. Free practice practice. Holes practice and and he's showing in his game right now so really proud of how he's maintained composure through all of this. And as far as season and we're -- find ways -- Yeah. Are you manage. Well yeah you will get it then we'll we'll do the same thing you know I was -- and having DeMarcus Cousins for another game. Probably get a chance to get Collison Collison backs regularly -- energy guy big name for the most won't play again. And then you know we take some upon that we had this basketball game and I kind of -- it would go -- as -- -- get a team back together unfortunate for our team right now. To have -- this -- because blog that the that we had to do. And are being that we are doing even depleted team right now. We still had chances there to maintain an -- play against the elite group of players as well. -- We you'll see him working in game. They have a stash -- -- they know that they're no good players over there. So it does when those guys into position and have -- his play and make plays. You know the way our loads of would have -- so that's what he does Kobe -- back -- his vehicles ice that we we knew that was it happened so not a surprise to us. -- guys came out we gave -- and we had I was two doesn't have enough to play this. -- As a group overall I guess -- other guys did everything they possibly do his game to give us an opportunity he gives -- stay in the game has always equals equals and in. If he happens -- a closely in the fourth quarter. And we had our moments but didn't within -- keep maintain that you'll -- -- -- -- that was a big part of the game right there for us we really take care of that. An obvious haven't signed him floor you -- it's a lot of treatment -- -- You go back some guys Chuck Hayes -- you'll was job to try and defend that gag a lot of reflections. Yeah we did a good job of creating turnovers and reflections. -- but overall with his account of a decides that kind of wore down. -- -- -- -- -- More grip I had and his dream like. To be aggressive in doing is going to war and that's what he needs to do employ games he has played great games. And how we played on the floor. Always in an aggressive personality shoot the ball I he has total green light to do what he's doing basketball floor. Would -- so. It's only what he does. But he has total -- You might expect me. To -- -- you -- -- -- he has the full point to do that he had the opportunity to the basketball and -- it's solely up to him. What he wants to be aggressive and get passive aggressiveness for. That's what good players do. These -- -- that way we've got a game to keep the little things well.