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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 01:44 AM

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Lakers guard Jordan Farmar took part in a series of shooting drills and punctuated it with a dunk half an hour before Monday's game.

Ahead of schedule? Sure looks that way.

"I don't even know what the schedule is," Farmar said, smiling. "But I feel good."

Farmar has missed 15 games because of torn cartilage in his left knee that required surgery last month. He is supposed to be back near the All-Star break, which is more than three weeks away, but his rehabilitation is going well and the Lakers are cautiously optimistic about an early return.

Farmar is averaging 7.9 points and 2.4 assists in 19.6 minutes a game. The hard-charging reserve was injured after stealing the ball and going in for a layup Dec. 19 against Miami.

His return would cause instant relief for Derek Fisher, who had averaged 39.3 minutes in his last nine games before Monday.

"We know we have to get Fish off the floor a little bit," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said.

The Lakers have experienced a spate of injuries in recent weeks, though Farmar is their last player still on the sidelines.

Luke Walton was activated Monday after missing eight games because of a sore right foot. He did not play against Cleveland.


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Posted January 20, 2009 - 01:48 AM

great news all around :clap: :rock:

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 02:08 AM

Take your time...we've got alot of season left. We are going to need him for the long haul.

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 02:13 AM

Needed badly because Fisher is playing horribly with the extended minutes. But I wonder if Luke is going to have to work his way into the rotation again or is he going to be starting? coming off the bench in the second unit? Or will Vlade not play any minutes again.

Edited by allornothing, January 20, 2009 - 02:14 AM.


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Posted January 20, 2009 - 02:22 AM

Take your time...we've got alot of season left. We are going to need him for the long haul.


true, he shouldn't force playing if he's still hurt

but then again, a speedy recovery is exactly what we need to give fisher the rest he needs

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 02:23 AM

Farmar should have been starting...possible he never gets injured.

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 02:28 AM

Yeah Jordan is crucial in our Bench Mob.

Main thing is he needs to return when he 110% not 97.8%.

Fully rehabilitated :farmar:
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Posted January 20, 2009 - 11:27 AM

Glad they're both doing well.
We'll be in full force soon.


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Posted January 20, 2009 - 11:30 AM

Good news!! =]


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Posted January 20, 2009 - 11:35 AM

I agree GCMD.

The team is doing fine for now. Eventually they'll need Farmar back, but for now there's no rush.

I'm actually more happy that he went ahead and got done what he needed early on so he'll be available and back in shape for the playoffs.

Hopefully in his time watching he's seen the Lakers need his defense, speed and playmaking more than the random threes he got addicted to.

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 11:48 AM

Shweeet deal. :dance1: :clap:

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 12:38 PM

lol D-Fish will need a vacation after the hard work he's been doing since Jordan went out... :D


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Posted January 20, 2009 - 01:11 PM

Fisher has been outstanding this year.

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 01:30 PM

Jordan who? i forgot he was on the team.

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 02:33 PM

i really dont want luke to go back to starting. i dont think he deserves to start.

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#16 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 03:29 PM

That's good news to hear. You think he'll be starting anytime soon?

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 03:38 PM

Great news! We need Ear Jordan back!

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 04:20 PM

Great news! We need Ear Jordan back!


no we dont. we are doing fine without him.

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Posted January 20, 2009 - 04:29 PM

Fisher has been outstanding this year.


on offense defensively hes gotten lit up but then again so has the team in general
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Posted January 20, 2009 - 05:00 PM

Farmar should have been starting...possible he never gets injured.


If Fisher continues to struggle, and Jordan plays solid the first few games back then by the end of Feb Jordan should start.
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