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Posted April 22, 2009 - 04:20 PM

LOS ANGELES — Phil Jackson offered to take the blame for the Lakers not continuing their great first-quarter roll, suggesting he didn’t do that well with his substitutions. One complication was Kobe Bryant wanting to stay in the game for the start of the fourth quarter, when he usually rests … but Jackson had good reason to heed Bryant’s request: Bryant is increasingly masterful at seizing moments in games to step forward and go for the jugular (instead of always at the end of games).

Jackson didn’t name other names, but he mentioned trying to play too many people. Bad news, Jordan Farmar.

Farmar had several bad plays to start the second quarter when he got his minutes in his usual matchup with Utah’s small backup point guard (Brevin Knight). And even though he later did get one left-handed fast-break layup, Farmar did not look sharp — and Shannon Brown played instead of Farmar in the second half when Utah used small backup point guard Ronnie Price.


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Posted April 22, 2009 - 08:49 PM

Can't believe no other Laker fan here seemingly is excited about this. This is awesome news!

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 08:53 PM

well I never like to see any Laker struggle, thats unfortunate for Farmar but thats how the ball bounces. you make your own breaks

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 08:53 PM

Shannon's production has been HUGE for us.
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But I am still not giving up on Jordan.
I still see him breaking out and playing some high quality ball
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Posted April 22, 2009 - 08:54 PM

^ Maybe offensively someday hopefully, but never defensively, that's for sure.

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 08:55 PM

Good news.

Bleeding purple & gold...

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 09:54 PM

Poor Jordan, i had the pleasure of being able to watch this guy in high school at Taft, this kid was a baller, hopefully he'll change back to his old ways.

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:16 PM

It's sad to see Jordan struggle, especially when he showed so much promise when he was playing at top form early in the season and before his knee injury.

Even though Shannon Brown is playing great, I'd like to see Jordan have a little success too.

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:18 PM

Jordan needs at least 10 mins and brown 10 mins as well. He didnt play well cuz he only played 3 mins. wat do u expecT??
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Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:31 PM

Farmar's ultra high confidence seems to be at the valley right now. I guess it comes with it though.

I'd love to see him roll along and truly believe there will be a time in this post-season where he will win us a game in some way or form this series.

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:35 PM

At least Shannon will be getting more minutes. Sucks that Farmar is struggling like this.

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:51 PM

I hope Farmar doesn't lose confidence because he's a pretty good player when he's on. He looked really good in preseason and he was the Laker I was most excited about other than Bynum.

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:51 PM

Jordan needs at least 10 mins and brown 10 mins as well.

Can't believe you feel that way when it's obvious Brown is helping us WAY more than Farmar. You seriously want them each to get the same amount of minutes? and only 10 for Brown who's obviously playing way better and is more important to this team right now?

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Posted April 23, 2009 - 12:27 AM

I hope we can resign Shannon for next season.

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Posted April 23, 2009 - 07:13 AM

Karma for the Luke "3 minute" Walton comment from earlier in the season? Hmm..



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Posted April 23, 2009 - 07:33 AM

Starting PG in this league, huh?


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Posted April 23, 2009 - 08:05 AM

I'm thinking that if we don't play Farmar at all (or at least, never ever play the Farmar-Vujacic combo again) we'll be up by enough to afford playing him when the game has already been decided.

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Posted April 23, 2009 - 08:14 AM

I like Jordan, but hes weak on D. This dude Shannon solves many problems including a taller defender on the perimeter. And thus far hes been explosive. Its still to early to make a decision but if Shannon continues to play like this.....Farmar better have a good agent.


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Posted April 23, 2009 - 08:47 AM

Phil had a point. He sat players too long and things changed, Kobe wanting to be in to start the 4th qrtr is Kobe showing hes not going to let us loose ground to start the qrtr was a good move imo.
Also, remember this when the TNT guys tell you that Andrew Bynum is "injury prone" -- it's because Kobe Bryant fell on his leg. He's injury prone because someone fell on his leg. Put that in your pipe when one of them says something along the lines of "I just don't know if they can rely on him." Can they rely on Kobe to not fall down and tumble into his leg, again?

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Posted April 23, 2009 - 09:40 AM

I'm thinking that if we don't play Farmar at all (or at least, never ever play the Farmar-Vujacic combo again) we'll be up by enough to afford playing him when the game has already been decided.

Totally agree.

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