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Daily News: Jordan Farmar stepped behind the 3-point line and attempted jump shot after jump shot Saturday at the University of Hawaii. He shot from the corner, from the wing and from straightaway and made many more than his missed.

Then it was Farmar’s turn to rebound and Sasha Vujacic began to shoot. When Vujacic was finished, he rebounded while rookie Javaris Crittenton took his shots.

The three young Lakers guards tried to win bragging rights in a shooting drill while also attempting to win the third guard spot behind Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher.

It’s a significant role since the 33-year-old Fisher doesn’t figure to play as many minutes as he did during his first stint with the Lakers.

Fisher and Bryant hardly ever seemed to leave the floor while leading the team to three consecutive NBA titles to start the decade. The difference between then and now is not lost on Farmar, a second-year player from UCLA.

“I want to push him every day, and it’s the same with Javaris,” Farmar said when asked about battling for Fisher’s leftover minutes. “(Crittenton) is learning every day, trying to push us both. I think it’s only going to make us a better team.”

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  • ab4sure

    THE BATTLE IS OVER…Crittenton wins the No. 3 guard. Sorry Farmar fans and Sasha dreamers. Let us hope that the No. 4 guard can contribute and be ready.

  • fatty

    AB4sure,

    Critt looks very good I must admit. That extra year of playing for Farmar might give him the edge to start the year. But if I was Farmar, I would never call in sick, because Critt might have his job when he gets back.

  • TheLAunit

    Farmar looks Better then the other two guards in camp, not to mention his exprience with the Triangle. I think Farmar should beat them out.

  • ab4sure

    LAunit, where did you get your video/info on the guards??? I would like to see it. Did you see Critt in SPL??? Critt shined…Farmar was avg. at best. To be honest he was disappointed in the way he played in the summer. Hopefully he will look better in preseason. Also, Critt played the tri all four year in hs and looks very comfortable in the system.

  • BEC

    Farmar said it right “There’s no substitute for experience”. Crit might seem the better player, probably is, but he doesnt have any experience playing in the NBA. Lets not forget that Farmar has played an NBA season and even has playoff experience, a given starting job.
    When it comes down to it Crit and Farmar will probably have equal minutes going through the season, but during key moments in games and post-season play, were play time counts the most, Farmar will be the one out on the floor. Experience means more than talent alone. Thats why championships and games are won with veterans, experienced players.

  • lakers4life

    [quote comment="14229"]Farmar said it right “There’s no substitute for experience”. Crit might seem the better player, probably is, but he doesnt have any experience playing in the NBA. Lets not forget that Farmar has played an NBA season and even has playoff experience, a given starting job.
    When it comes down to it Crit and Farmar will probably have equal minutes going through the season, but during key moments in games and post-season play, were play time counts the most, Farmar will be the one out on the floor. Experience means more than talent alone. Thats why championships and games are won with veterans, experienced players.[/quote]

    actually d-fish will be out there but if ur just talking about farmar and crit, it will be farmar