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#1 J-H!zZl3

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 11:31 AM

Another blatant need the Lakers had to address was the desire to improve upon their struggling second unit, which ranks dead last in the league, putting up just 20.5 points per game. Using Sessions with the substitutes not only can feature his scoring more than if he was deferring to Bryant, Gasol and Bynum for the bulk of his minutes, but it also makes a guy like Barnes more effective. Barnes, averaging just 7.1 points on the season, had 17 points Friday and 12 points on Sunday in his first two games playing alongside Sessions. The bench ended up with 30 points, about 10 points more than its season average.

"I love playing with Barnes," Sessions said. "This is my second game playing with him and I love playing with a guy with his intensity. He gets after it. He's a slasher, he can catch the ball and he's looking to run and I like to run, so it's definitely a good 1-2 punch."



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I said that Sessions was going to be Barnes' best friend, because he can push the ball and create easy baskets. He and Barnes play really well together because Barnes is always looking to run and slash to the basket.

Edited by J-H!zZl3, March 20, 2012 - 11:32 AM.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 11:34 AM

Good to hear, I really like the duo, much damage can be done if only Sessions got more playing time :whistle:

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 11:35 AM

I think that's why Brown is putting in McRoberts....get some fast break goin

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Good to hear, I really like the duo, much damage can be done if only Sessions got more playing time :whistle:


exactly my thoughts.

Edited by RayRay, March 20, 2012 - 11:38 AM.

only Kobe can stop Kobe.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Now just play the dude more :angry:

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:09 PM

This team turns the ball over way too much,

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:20 PM

I think everyone noticed that. Barnes has benefited most since Sessions came to LA. If he's not getting easy layups he's getting open threes.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:29 PM

If that the case have Matt start then
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:31 PM

If that the case have Matt start then



Thing is we're not really going to fast break with our starting lineup. Matt is out there with McBob and Sesh to do just that from what I saw.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Thing is we're not really going to fast break with our starting lineup. Matt is out there with McBob and Sesh to do just that from what I saw.



just realize Artest won't do much for the bench
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:38 PM

just realize Artest won't do much for the bench


You're the one who suggested that Matt starts. :blink:

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:40 PM

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 12:42 PM

I think that's why Brown is putting in McRoberts....get some fast break goin



Thats what I was gonna say he needs to mix in there with those 2, McBob and Kobe & Pau.
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 02:53 PM

Since we got Sessions, Barnes has been avg. 14.5 points the last two games, now were getting points from our pg and sf as well. We need to play them two more, cmon Brown.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 02:59 PM

I feel bad for Sessions though in a way cause Barnes seems to be the only one willing to do that. Everybody else for the most part, (except McRoberts maybe) seems to be old and or just prefer to slow it down. Ebanks probably can, but he never plays. Goudelock is young, but his handles are weak. Morris, he's just out of control, if it weren't for that maybe, but he's reckless beyond tolerable.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 03:48 PM

Am I the only one that still thinks its weird that we actually have a legit PG?

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 03:50 PM

Am I the only one that still thinks its weird that we actually have a legit PG?



It definitely feels surreal.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 05:07 PM

"I love playing with Barnes," Sessions said. "This is my second game playing with him and I love playing with a guy with his intensity. He gets after it. He's a slasher, he can catch the ball and he's looking to run and I like to run, so it's definitely a good 1-2 punch."


I'm worried this will turn into Sessions coming off the bench.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 07:40 PM

I'm worried this will turn into Sessions coming off the bench.


Or play Barnes more minutes
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Posted March 20, 2012 - 08:38 PM

I'm worried this will turn into Sessions coming off the bench.

Don't... Essentially Sessions played starter minutes tonight.. right around 30 and Blake had 18.
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