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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted October 01, 2008 - 09:55 PM

Odom has been shifted to ball-handling guard, part of an experiment conducted by Coach Phil Jackson in a monthlong petri dish called exhibition season.

Odom, who has already clashed with Jackson in training camp, has brought the ball up court for the Lakers in their first two days of practice.

Derek Fisher has shifted to a shooting-guard role on offense and Kobe Bryant has moved to small forward.


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Posted October 01, 2008 - 09:58 PM

what about fisher an farmar

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Posted October 01, 2008 - 09:58 PM

Whoaaa, never thought they would try this..



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Posted October 01, 2008 - 10:01 PM

what about fisher an farmar

Did you read the article?

Fisher is playing the 2 and Kobe is moving to SF.

Whoaaa, never thought they would try this..

Phil tried something similar a couple of years ago and it didn't work. :o

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Posted October 01, 2008 - 10:10 PM

Wasn't LO playing the point part of a thought some time back?

He's a what, Point-Forward?




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Posted October 01, 2008 - 10:27 PM

I don't think it'll work out. I reckon that Farmer and Fisher would do a better job at point than Odom.
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Posted October 02, 2008 - 07:38 AM

Wasn't LO playing the point part of a thought some time back?

He's a what, Point-Forward?


He was doing it in Miami. That was skinny LO, new LO is way too big, and a bit slower.
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Posted October 02, 2008 - 12:18 PM

Why all the nay-sayers?

We should be happy they're exploring this. They're experimenting which is good news to us.

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 01:48 PM

Did you read the article?

Fisher is playing the 2 and Kobe is moving to SF.
Phil tried something similar a couple of years ago and it didn't work. :D


Yeah but Lamar was playing PF while playing the Scotttie Pippen role. He was playing SF. With him playing SF maybe something will be different now.

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 06:09 PM

^ true. Now Let's wait for the season to start! :rock:

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 08:22 PM

crrrazy.
don't really know what to think of it.

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 08:37 PM

I feel like this could actually work. LO has the quickness and ball handling skills to play point.



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Posted October 02, 2008 - 09:14 PM

Doom, doom, doom, doommmm....

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 09:15 PM

Phils like a mad scientist, and Lamars his experiment :lol:

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Posted October 03, 2008 - 12:28 AM

Frankenstein in the making....uh huh uh huh....yeah yeah yeah.




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Posted October 03, 2008 - 12:39 AM

some of you guys are ridiculous

he will not be playing PG its all triangle stuff

hes not the PG hes the facilitator

kobe was our facilitator before but now they intend to move him to the small foward position in the triangle which if i remember right is the scorer it is the place where both kobe and MJ had some of their most successful games

it just means less off the ball for lamar and more off the ball for everyone else

lamar will still be defended by the small foward and he will still guard the small foward

i can almost guarantee if this goes through none of us will even notice the difference except that lamar dribbles the ball up the floor

and its not an experiment they tried this already its the scottie pippen role we all know it failed the only reason they are revisiting it is because our line-up is bynum, gasol, lamar, kobe, and fisher instead of kwame, lamar, walton, kobe, smush
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Posted October 03, 2008 - 10:09 AM

It's worth trying. Odom is better than Fisher at bringing it up, vision, passing, dribble penetration, penetrate and create and leading transition. Fisher to 2 and Kobe to 3 in the tri plays to the strengths of both.

I can see what Jackson is trying to do here, get Odom to develop an initiator's mindset, in particular getting him in the habit of pulling boards and immediately thinking transition. At the same time he's trying to get Odom away from his off-ball weaknesses where he drifted perimeter at 3.

It reads like sink or swim. I give Odom a chance to swim once he gets in shape. But if he sinks on this then Jackson may decide he wants Lamar as a 6th man. Odom won't go for that in a contract year and it leads to a deadline trade. We'll see what goes down but I like the willingness to experiment.




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