Ariza Fine With Bench Role

Ariza has been a huge spark off the bench for the 14 – 2 Lakers, and he’s just fine with that according to the Zenniest coach in the league, Phil Jackson.

“As he continues to have huge impacts on almost every game,it’s natural to wonder whether Trevor Ariza will displace Vladimir Radmanovic as the starting small forward. Phil Jackson suggested that Ariza prefers not to start — and Jackson said it became clear to him in just the second exhibition game that Radmanovic’s 3-point threat made sense to keep starting on the same unit as Kobe Bryant. ”

Orange County Register