Netease Sports reported on September 29:
Lakers coach Vogel was interviewed today and talked about the upcoming playoffs. He revealed that the Lakers just celebrated the night they defeated the Nuggets, and then began to formally prepare for the finals. "The players are now very focused. I want to beat the Heat in the game."
He believes that the Heat should not be underestimated. The latter's style of play is unique, with elements of the Lakers' three opponents in the playoffs this year, the Trail Blazers, the Rockets and the Nuggets, so it will be very difficult to deal with.
Vogel should be talking about the Heat like the Trail Blazers with a powerful backcourt, the Rockets' small ball style, and the Nuggets Jokic as a flexible big man.
He said that the Heat has a strong lineup and three All-Star players. "Their Butler, Adebayor and Dragic are all. As long as Dragic can stay healthy, he is an All-Star player."
In the finals, how the Lakers deal with the Heat big man Adebayor will be a key, who can shoot inside and outside, can cope very well, and pass the ball very well.
Vogel thinks that Adebayor is already a very powerful star, and they will let Howard play against Adebayor part of the court.