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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.”