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Backup Duel: Shannon Brown vs. Jordan Farmar


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#1 BeeZee

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:08 AM

Is Phil Jackson getting excited about Shannon Brown and getting down on Jordan Farmar? Well, to an extent.

Jackson wanted to see how Brown would fare muscling up and staying in front of a quality big point guard such as Chauncey Billups, and Brown certainly helped the Lakers succeed. Jackson referred to how Billups might’ve been able to “overpower Jordan,” but also called it “a unique situation” to use Brown behind starter Derek Fisher, who got into early foul trouble.

“I like some of the things he’s doing,” Jackson said of Brown.

Brown is trying to adapt to the Lakers’ triangle-offense system as fast as he can — and learn to play with the freedom that it entails — but he also knows that his best way to get on the court is prove his athletic defensive ability can change games. Even though time is running out on the regular season, Jackson wants to keep testing Brown, which the coach acknowledges is “a little bit of a sacrifice for Jordan.”


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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:09 AM

Shannon Brown looks like he can keep up with the big guards and he's pretty fast too. Farmar got blowned by Deron Williams badly last year..

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:17 AM

watch out for brown.
i'm starting to think the trade was centered around him.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:21 AM

I think for the most part, this might be Fish's last year here and Brown gives a spark off the bench, we haven't seen since a while. It'll be interesting to see what happens with this. I want to see Brown get more minutes in the playoffs.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:28 AM

I doubt it's Fisher's last season.


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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:36 AM

i think fish has one more good one in him... two more from the bench, even... if he sees fit. I honestly see Brown has his successor right now. quarterback contesssssssst!

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:41 AM

I don't think shannon brown should be trusted THAT much right now..ease him into the backup role

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:43 AM

I don't think shannon brown should be trusted THAT much right now..ease him into the backup role


Yeah, we were high on Farmar last 2 years, now look what's gotten in him.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 09:49 AM

watch out for brown.
i'm starting to think the trade was centered around him.


yep this guy plays without fear and its starting to look like adam morrison was cap filler
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Posted April 10, 2009 - 10:33 AM

Anything to see less Farmar.
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Posted April 10, 2009 - 10:46 AM

I like Shannon. I am not a fan of Jordan that much. I don't think any way this is Fisher's last year, but LA needs to start grooming his replacement. Is that Brown? Maybe but maybe not. I don't think it's Jordan though. I hope LA resigns Brown though and gives him a long look. Like when Jordan went down this year and Sun Yue was worthless so Fisher had to kill himself playing far too many minutes. Brown could have really helped in that case. I want LA to resign Shannon and see what he can do.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 10:55 AM

brown is gonna be key in one of our playoff series :clap:
i feel it coming i called this (i can be quoted on it in the future)

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 11:29 AM

This can only be positive. Competition for teammates is always good. It pushes them to be better. Hopefully it helps Farmar get his head out of his arse and start playing better. He didn't help his case yesterday.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 01:16 PM

I'm glad that we have a decent alternative to Farmar.

We can't forget that Farmar had in-season surgery; nonetheless, he almost seems to have forgotten how to play.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 01:21 PM

I'm glad that we have a decent alternative to Farmar.

We can't forget that Farmar had in-season surgery; nonetheless, he almost seems to have forgotten how to play.



I have lost all my patience with Farmar and had trouble trying to describe his poor performance. That is definitely the most accurately stated observation of him. He looks absolutely lost every time he steps in the court.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 01:22 PM

Brown is what we need in post-season.


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Posted April 10, 2009 - 01:24 PM

I have lost all my patience with Farmar and had trouble trying to describe his poor performance. That is definitely the most accurately stated observation of him. He looks absolutely lost every time he steps in the court.

He's playing just about as bad as it gets right now. He's literally making Sasha Vujacic look like an All-Star and that is definitely saying something.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 01:32 PM

phil does like bulky point guards

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i can see brown being a laker for a while

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 01:42 PM

Farmar has no lateral movement, and he has no idea how to play in the triangle offense (even though the bench usually ditches it in the first place).

Brown is already trying to practice good spacing, and we all know he can play defense better than Farmar (if you've seen him pre-Laker).

He's better for this team.

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Posted April 10, 2009 - 01:52 PM

I'm a fan of Farmar, but at the moment i'd like Shannon to get Jordan's minutes..




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