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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 07:54 PM

LA Times: We're having Lamar come in and play off the bench so that he can start thinking about how he can help the team and what he can do when he does that," Coach Phil Jackson said. "But I don't know if I'll experiment with it in a game yet."

If Odom became a reserve, he could still play substantial minutes, Jackson said.

"If the team's successful out on the floor, you want to keep that group going, so if a guy comes in and plays, you play him until he's tired," he said. "We [could] really get a sixth guy who can play 34 minutes with ease."


Phil. :huh:

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 07:56 PM

I think it would be best if Odom starts. Vlad is too streaky and has horrible defense while Ariza shares the same faults as Odom (lack of a J)
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Posted October 11, 2008 - 07:58 PM

I think it would be best if Odom starts. Vlad is too streaky and has horrible defense while Ariza shares the same faults as Odom (lack of a J)

If Odom doesn't start this season, Phil better start Vlad.

Vlad has actually been trying to play D this preseason. :huh:

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 07:59 PM

this is phil telling him to get his [expletive] together.
wake up, lo. wake up.

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 08:02 PM

Start Ariza. Bench Odom.

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 08:02 PM

LA Times: Along those lines, Andrew Bynum worked more with Pau Gasol in the first unit (there's still some confusion, but Drew said they're coming along as a tandem), Vlad Radmanovic- whose play and ability to expand the court was praised by Phil- also spent time there, and Lamar Odom played both forward spots and even in relief of Derek Fisher off the bench for a good chunk of time.



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Posted October 11, 2008 - 08:05 PM

If we had Ron-R.on we wouldn't be in this situation.

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 08:06 PM

If we had Ron-R.on we wouldn't be in this situation.

:huh:

Yeah, we need to get rid of Odom. :chick:

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 08:07 PM

If we had Ron-R.on we wouldn't be in this situation.

:huh:

They Queens would never trade with the Lakers. Why do people think the Lakers actually had a chance to get Artest? :chick:

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 08:08 PM

Start Ariza. Bench Odom.

backed.
until odom shows some want, he should be coming off the bench.
even then, trev's hustle and explosiveness might compliment the first team better.

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Posted October 11, 2008 - 08:35 PM

There's just so many possibilities in our lineups...I'm going ga-ga already....




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Posted October 11, 2008 - 08:59 PM

There's just so many possibilities in our lineups...I'm going ga-ga already....



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Posted October 12, 2008 - 12:10 AM

I'm not happy. I'm ECSTATIC!!!! (joking).


Maybe a good move for him. Where ever he plays this season, he wants to play WELL. He wants to stand out.


He won't stand out on the starting unit...at least, not in a good way.

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 12:50 AM

Odom is too talented to be a 4th option guy in the starting lineup.

His talents and skills suit him better as a 1st option with the bench unit.

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 01:15 AM

odom for prince

or marion

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 01:37 AM

Odom is too talented to be a 4th option guy in the starting lineup.

His talents and skills suit him better as a 1st option with the bench unit.

very well put.
if he could incorporate some energy into the process, this could be the second coming of Manu.

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 07:44 AM

He will succeed at the 2nd unit since he will have the ball in his hands... and he will play PF...

Why start him if he cannot rebound and score much, since he will be at the perimeter all day... that would be a waste of his talent...

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 08:14 AM

wake up, lo. wake up.


I wish to see Lamar as starter with this team! :rolleyes:

Better he wake up early this season... otherwise, trade deadline will be his expiration date here!

Salud.

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 08:28 AM

He will succeed at the 2nd unit since he will have the ball in his hands... and he will play PF...

Why start him if he cannot rebound and score much, since he will be at the perimeter all day... that would be a waste of his talent...

true :rolleyes:

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 01:23 PM

I'm starting to feel like it doesn't matter who starts as long as whoever is on the floor is producing. We have versatile depth and could potentially have the sickest rotations in the league.




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