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#1 Lakersfan1211

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 05:40 AM

Trevor Ariza steered clear of the issue about who will be starting at small forward for the Lakers in 2008-2009 after Coach Phil Jackson suggested that Ariza may replace Lamar Odom, the L.A. Times are reporting.

"I haven't had no conversation with Phil about that," Ariza said. "I really don't care. I'm here to play basketball. Whether I start, come off the bench, whatever role I play, that's what I'm going to do. I'm not going to stress over it. L.O. is a great player too."

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 07:33 AM

I hope he starts. Odom can be nice coming off the bench.
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Posted October 02, 2008 - 07:55 AM

Hope Ariza finally improved his shot
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Posted October 02, 2008 - 12:18 PM

Yeh that's cool that he knows his role on the team. I kind of rather see Lamar start though and Ariza coming off the bench.

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 03:25 PM

Ariza has a shot from baseline while Odom can't hit threes.....Ariza has Defense while Odom struggles on D sometimes...IMO Ariza starts Odom 6th man. Starting 5

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 03:33 PM

Yeh that's cool that he knows his role on the team. I kind of rather see Lamar start though and Ariza coming off the bench.

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 03:35 PM

Hope Ariza finally improved his shot



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Posted October 02, 2008 - 06:07 PM

News today said something about Odom being the ball-handler.

Offense:
Odom
Fisher
Kobe
Pau
Bynum


now on defense, its like the original line-up we been craving now with Bynum in the mix.

Defense:
Fisher
Kobe
Odom
Pau
Bynum

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 09:18 PM

My bold prediction:

Vlad starts by the end of the season.

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 10:14 PM

damn that is a bold prediciton. IMO that is not going to happen unless both Ariza and Odom get injured.

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 11:41 PM

My prediction, which will of course happen:

MACHINE starts at guard by the 5th game of the season... then starts at every position by the end of the season.

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Posted October 03, 2008 - 12:21 AM

Ariza taking the high road... doesn't surprise me one bit.

I agree, Vlad can definitely become the starter...

Odom would be a better fit backing up Gasol as a PF than backing up the starting SF.

The 2nd unit would look like this:

Farmar-Sasha-Ariza-Odom-Mihm/Mbenga/Bynum/Gasol

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Posted October 03, 2008 - 12:50 AM

News today said something about Odom being the ball-handler.

Offense:
Odom
Fisher
Kobe
Pau
Bynum


now on defense, its like the original line-up we been craving now with Bynum in the mix.

Defense:
Fisher
Kobe
Odom
Pau
Bynum


it doesn't work that way offense will still be

fisher
kobe
odom
gasol
bynum

he is the facilitator and ball handler but not the PG
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Posted October 03, 2008 - 02:12 AM

damn that is a bold prediciton. IMO that is not going to happen unless both Ariza and Odom get injured.



If you haven't been paying attention for the past 4 years, that is en-TIRELY possible...

If Phil is looking for the unit that plays well in the triangle, it is ALSO entirely possible that Vlad's ability to spread the floor will create adequate spacing for the 3 STARS to operate.

But don't take my word for it...wait to see.

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Posted October 03, 2008 - 04:36 AM

Yeah Radman will probably start eventually; give his 5 minute streak, then be subbed for Odom/Ariza.

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Posted October 03, 2008 - 03:29 PM

Radman could also get injured too. :clap:

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Posted October 03, 2008 - 11:20 PM

Radman could also get injured too. :mad:


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Posted October 04, 2008 - 10:01 AM

Can I throw you a wooden plank so you can touch it?

I don't understand. :)

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Posted October 04, 2008 - 06:54 PM

I don't understand. :beers:


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Posted October 04, 2008 - 07:25 PM

Wooden Plank? Wood? Touch the wooden plank? Touch wood?

But why would I want to touch it? :beers:

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