We are nine games into the season and the Lakers are an impressive 6-3 with the toughest schedule of any NBA team.
Let’s start by taking a look back at my post-game analysis. Every night I do my top three Lakers as well as my Smush of the Day or STD. I came up with a scoring system which gave first place each night 3 points, second place 2 points, third 1 point, and the STD -1 point. Below you can see the totals which shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Kobe is off to a great start, doing more than just scoring, most noticeable is his defense. Both Bynum and Farmar have given the Lakers exactly what we needed off the bench. Bynum has been consistent every game and Farmar has helped us with crucial runs during games. Odom comes in at 4th, but remember, he has only played four games now. Cook has -6 points, which should come as no surprise.I will continue this tally all year long to see how players progress and follow up with articles every 8 to 10 games.
Now it’s time for the comments section. How are you all feeling about the 6-3 start? How do you feel about the rotations? Should any Lakers be getting more or less playing time? What do the Lakers need to work on most? Can we put the trade talks to rest?
Let us hear it Laker Nation!