In mid-April, Trey Anastasio and his new Ghosts Of The Forest rounded out their east coast tour with a pair of performances at the stunning United Palace in upper Manhattan.Trey Anastasio Discusses Plans For Ghosts Of The Forest Live Album On SiriusXMDuring a chat with SiriusXM JamOn host Ari Fink, Trey announced a special live recording plan for Ghosts of the Forest’s New York City shows. He explained,This has been in place all along, but, the idea was to take the two nights and record the shows as a live album at the United Palace Theatre. It will almost be like a regular recording session, with two passes at the shows. For example, when Aretha Franklin was famously recording a record she would do two passes and that was it. Everyone had to play live. So for us, this is like we get two takes at the United Palace Theatre, but most importantly, the full picture of the Ghosts of the Forest document will have our community members and family in the audience. The recording will end up being a live album.On Wednesday, after sharing “Ghosts of the Forest” the day prior, Anastasio has unveiled the second pro-shot video from the recent Ghosts of the Forest NYC performances with “Drift While You’re Sleeping”, which you can watch below:Ghosts of the Forest – “Drift While You’re Sleeping” – 4/12/2019 (Pro-Shot)[Video: Trey Anastasio]Trey Anastasio Band (which features Ghosts of the Forest members Ray Paczkowski, Tony Markellis, and Jennifer Hartswick) is gearing up for a run of shows in late May before Trey and Ghosts of the Forest drummer Jon Fishman turn their attention back to their main project for Phish‘s 2019 summer tour, beginning with a two-night run at St. Louis, MO’s Chaifetz Arena on June 11th and 12th. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.
Coach Luke Walton said he felt it was the first time in the preseason that he thought the team played with both the pace and the control he’s seeking – and it’s not coincidental that it happened in Ball’s first game back. Having two true point guards with Ball and Rajon Rondo seemed to stabilize a second unit that has played without cohesion in the preseason.“Tonight, it was definitely better than it was a few games ago,” he said. “We still had a couple possessions where that ball was flying up the court with zero dribbles, and that’s who we want to be.”Ball said it took him some time to catch his breath in the first quarter, but others said they didn’t see as many signs that he was laboring. While he hasn’t dunked much in practice, Kyle Kuzma said, he’s seen signs that Ball’s offseason conditioning has helped him a lot.“I don’t know how he does it,” Kuzma said. “He’s always been that way, and I think the weight room helped him gain more athleticism in the offseason. You can kind of see it in how fast he runs up and down the floor.”Wednesday night was also interesting for a twist in the closely watched position battle between Ball and Rondo: They played together. With both on the floor, the Lakers were able to push the throttle in transition (they totaled 38 fast-break points in the game to Golden State’s 17).While neither made a 3-point shot – which is a potential flaw in the lineup – Walton said he liked the look and the flexibility it gives the Lakers in specific quick half-court actions. Ball said he was also comfortable sharing the floor with him.“You got two point guards on the court at once: push me to the two, I can guard twos,” Ball said. “I don’t think that is a problem, and I did it at UCLA so not a big deal.”FREE-THROW TURNSTYLEWhat popped off of Brandon Ingram’s stat sheet on Wednesday wasn’t his 26 points, but how he got them: He was 15 for 17 from the free-throw line.It was a part of a night in which the Lakers shot a whopping 46 free throws (making 38), with Walton admitting, “it’s a lot – I’ll leave it at that.” But the Lakers have hoped to see more free throws in general from Ingram, who averaged just under five attempts per game last year.“Being a great scorer in this league, you’ve got to be a pretty good free-throw shooter and you’ve got to get to the line a lot,” Walton said. “We’re encouraging (Ingram) to be aggressive but we also need him to continue to move the ball when the defense has done a good job of loading up, but when he gets to the line like that he’s a very good player.”HART BACK IN ACTIONSecond-year guard Josh Hart didn’t score a point against the Warriors on Wednesday night, but he did play for just over 10 minutes. While a hamstring tweak kept him out of some practices early in the week, he went through shootaround Wednesday morning before playing one stint in the first half.“He wanted to go back in, said he didn’t feel anything,” Walton said. “But I agreed with him before the game I was gonna give him one long run and that was it.”Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed LAS VEGAS — For all the hand-wringing about Lonzo Ball’s knee, it seemed to be in good shape as the 20-year-old-point guard cruised through the air a few feet above the court on Wednesday night.He was in his first game back since offseason surgery that the Lakers had been incredibly cautious about rushing him back from. He was playing with a few teammates he had never shared the floor with before, including the very man who was sending him an alley-oop, LeBron James.But to Ball, crushing that second-quarter dunk off James’ pass was the most normal thing in the world as he enters his second season with the Lakers – and perhaps served as a reminder that this is his natural role.“That was my first time playing on his team,” he said. “But that is my play. We run it all the time, and he threw it up there for me.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years It wasn’t all easy for Ball, who started his preseason debut against the Golden State Warriors with a pair of turnovers and an airball. But with seven points, two assists and four steals, Ball also helped define what his role will be on this year’s Lakers, even if it won’t be the one he got last year when he was handed the keys after being drafted.When Ball was on the floor, the Lakers outscored the Warriors by eight. The game also saw the Lakers notch 28 assists against just 19 turnovers while ripping 13 steals off the Warriors. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error