New Coach Mike D'Antoni addressed a wide array of topics at his introductory Lakers news conference Thursday.
One issue the team has had so far this season is getting bench production, especially at shooting guard from Jodie Meeks and Devin Ebanks.
D'Antoni seemed to have confidence that he'll get the most out of the entire roster.
"Jodie Meeks, for example, I told him today the only time he needs to shoot is when he touches the ball; other than that, don’t shoot," D'Antoni joked. "That what he does. You're in the league not because you can drive, dish or do all that stuff. That's not him."
Meeks has averaged just 2.5 points per game on 27.3% shooting so far this season.
"[He] may knock down the next 10 threes, look at that he's the Eddie House of the situation," D'Antoni said. "As soon as we get everyone together, get our players, get Steve [Nash], get this thing rolling, then we’ll see who can help us -- and the bench will help us. We'll play the guys who can play."