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Matt Stainbrook works out for the LA Lakers

Josh Smith was also there, presumably so Stainbrook wouldn't have to showcase his moves against no defense.

Stainbrook, pictured here about to score.
Stainbrook, pictured here about to score.
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First, some nice pictures from the decent folks out there in Los Angeles:

Working on the "mark your territory" drill:

Maybe I'm reading too much into those pictures, but it looks like Smith is too fat, slow, and unskilled to handle Stainbrook. Maybe some film would be informative:

If that's not enough, how about the statistical breakdown of the three games they played head-to-head:

G FGM-FGA FTM-FTA Pts Reb Ast TO Fouls
Stainbrook 3 14-23 12-15 40 20 4 6 12
Smith 3 10-19 10-15 30 11 4 6 12

Stainbrook also played 23 more minutes than Smith did during those three games. Sure, that gave him more time to accumulate stats, but there's something to be said for being fit enough to, you know, stay on the floor. I would love to see Matt succeed at the professional level; being compared to Josh Smith is a great first step toward that for him.