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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 07:44 PM

For the Lakers to take the next step and be the perennial favorite in the West, Farmar has to take the starting point guard position from aging Derek Fisher and make it his.

He played in all 82 regular-season games and all 21 playoff games, so the 2006 first-round pick from UCLA got a full learning experience in 2007-08. But after averaging 9.1 points, 2.7 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 20.7 minutes a game during the regular season, he dipped to 5.7 points, 1.3 assists and 1.6 rebounds during the playoffs in 17.1 minutes. Even more suspect was seeing his .461 field-goal shooting during the regular season drop to .383.

That's not to ignore the fact that he's still only 21, but his speed, defensive ball pressure and superb 3-point shooting are vital to keeping the dogs off of Kobe Bryant and making the Lakers better overall. But coach Phil Jackson has to show enough confidence in him to start and run the halfcourt offense before he and the Lakers take it up a notch.


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#2 Angela1986

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 08:07 PM

I'm interested to see what happens to Farmar this season. He's a gym rat so I'm confident that he is working on his game. I do kinda worry about our PG position.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 08:23 PM

Just something else to look forward to. This coming season is gonna be great!!

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 08:33 PM

ya i can see him improving.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 08:40 PM

Hope Farmar takes a step forward not backward, also applies to Sasha, very intrigued if he has improved his game, I would love to see him become more than a spot up shooter.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 10:11 PM

Farmar will most likely improve for sure. Damn I can't wait for the season to start; it's going to be so awesome.

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Posted August 29, 2008 - 10:58 PM

he will improve cause he is a UCLA BRUIN
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Posted August 30, 2008 - 12:27 PM

Farmar has a lot of potential in that half Jewish half black half white body.

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 12:35 PM

he will improve cause he is a UCLA BRUIN

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Hope Farmar takes a step forward not backward, also applies to Sasha, very intrigued if he has improved his game, I would love to see him become more than a spot up shooter.


Sasha is the next Luke Walton, we big hopes for him too last season and he let us down

Edited by ickerfan567, August 30, 2008 - 12:36 PM.


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Posted August 30, 2008 - 02:32 PM

^^Sasha played very well for us last year,

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 03:03 PM

samething with luke, the year before

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 07:33 PM

samething with luke, the year before

Sasha hasn't played yet though so how can he prove himself? :enough:

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 07:35 PM

i am hoping that sasha will not be like Luke, but its at the back of mind screaming
HES GONNA FAIL
HES GONNA FAIL

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 07:35 PM

samething with luke, the year before

God I hope you're being sarcastic. Do you not know anything about our players? Luke spent the summer after signing his contract running his restaurant. Sasha's a gym rat who says he's spending the summer working on his game. How exactly is that like Luke?

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 08:25 PM

Jordan will hopefully play consistent enough to be the starter, i seen him avg 11ppg 4.5apg and keeping those Crittenton fans quiet.
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Posted August 30, 2008 - 08:33 PM

Jordan will hopefully play consistent enough to be the starter, i seen him avg 11ppg 4.5apg and keeping those Crittenton fans quiet.

I don't see him becoming a starter this year with Fisher coming off one of his best seasons, but 11 and 4.5 seems like a good prediction.

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 08:36 PM

I don't see him becoming a starter this year with Fisher coming off one of his best seasons, but 11 and 4.5 seems like a good prediction.

Maybe D-Fish and Farmar will alternate or something. Start some games, come off the bench most games.

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Posted August 30, 2008 - 08:38 PM

God I hope you're being sarcastic. Do you not know anything about our players? Luke spent the summer after signing his contract running his restaurant. Sasha's a gym rat who says he's spending the summer working on his game. How exactly is that like Luke?


agreed,

"The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences,
and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon,
for each day to have a new and different sun."

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Posted August 31, 2008 - 08:12 AM

He will improve now since he has competetion with another guard now (Sun)

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Posted August 31, 2008 - 08:19 AM

Seeing how dedicated he is, I think he will really improve.




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