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#1 LALDynasty

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 12:18 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)�€”A doctor recommended surgery for Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar, who hurt his left knee last week against the Miami Heat.

Team doctor Steve Lombardo examined Farmar on Monday in Los Angeles and confirmed the guard has a torn lateral meniscus. The team said Farmar has not decided whether to have surgery, and it�€™s unclear how long he will be out.

�€œWe�€™re not happy about it, obviously, but this is what we go through in an NBA season,�€� Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. �€œThat�€™s why we have a roster. We have guys who can play, and backup people who can help. We hope we get guys to support us now that Jordan is gone and will be for a while.�€�

Farmar was hurt Friday in the fourth quarter of the Lakers�€™ 89-87 loss to the Heat. The former UCLA star was averaging 7.9 points and 2.4 assists in nearly 20 minutes backing up Derek Fisher.

Because Farmar could be out for 6-8 weeks, Jackson said the Lakers were considering acquiring a player with quickness and speed to help spell Fisher in his absence.


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Jackson said the Lakers will discuss adding another point guard to help spell Fisher as they have one spot open on their roster.

"I doubt that we'd bring in a two-guard because we're really looking at someone who can help Fish manage his time," Jackson said.

"The numer of small gaurds in the league has increased significantly so we probably look at someone with that quickness and that speed and that size."


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With rumors swirling that Jordan Farmar could need surgery, veteran possibilities for the Lakers include Tyronn Lue and even Jannero Pargo.

Los Angeles could also wait and see how Sasha Vujacic does after moving from shooting guard to backup ballhander.

"I think Sasha can push that ball with a level that's OK," coach Phil Jackson said. "Decision-making, that's a different story."


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Posted December 23, 2008 - 12:47 AM

smush parker's a free agent.


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Posted December 23, 2008 - 01:16 AM

Use :yue: at PG! hahahah.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 01:20 AM

Watch it be Marbury, no matter what we need.

If that is the case, we better get David Lee as well.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 01:28 AM

We need to get Duhon. LO's contract expires this year, so the Knicks would like it.
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Posted December 23, 2008 - 01:40 AM

We need to get Duhon. LO's contract expires this year, so the Knicks would like it.

I don't think the Knicks will make any kind of trade with their point guards, unless it means they are dishing out Marbs.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 01:58 AM

We need a PG quick, because it doesn't seem like Farmar's going to be back soon considering he needs surgery on his KNEE, foreshadowing a long recovery time for him.

Fisher can't play heavy minutes due to his age, meaning we need to get someone who can play PG while Fisher is on the bench resting. It's going to be interesting how the team is going to deal with this problem, but for now, we need to get an update on what Farmar's decision is.

Edited by KuYa JL, December 23, 2008 - 01:59 AM.


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Posted December 23, 2008 - 01:59 AM

and plus duhon runs that team + d'antoni's offense very efficiently. he's gonna be NYs point guard for a while.

edit* while on this topic, do you guys think that there's even a chance we let sun yue suit up on a nightly basis as fish's backup?

i mean, the best way for somebody to learn is by doing.

Fisher can't play heavy minutes due to his age

he played 41 minutes at orlando and 40 tonight. ten minutes more than what he's been averaging w/ farmar coming off the bench. alarming. we need him fresh for the playoffs, so i agree that if we're not going to pick up somebody quick, to do something with our current rotation asap.

Edited by androsays, December 23, 2008 - 02:06 AM.


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Posted December 23, 2008 - 04:18 AM

Starbury baby.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 06:14 AM

just wait till marbury gets waived. He can just take that last roster spot for the minimum.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 07:14 AM

If we can get Ty Lue without giving up much, that would be best. He's a veteran who knows our system and knows how to play against other pgs in the NBA. Up until last year, he was actually very productive. I know he's not as quick as he used to be, but who among us can forget the number he did on A.I. in the 2001 NBA Finals? He's also accustomed to playing limited minutes these days, so he wouldn't complain about lack of playing time like a certain Starbury is certain to do if we're foolish enough to sign him.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 09:42 AM

If we can get Ty Lue without giving up much, that would be best. He's a veteran who knows our system and knows how to play against other pgs in the NBA. Up until last year, he was actually very productive. I know he's not as quick as he used to be, but who among us can forget the number he did on A.I. in the 2001 NBA Finals? He's also accustomed to playing limited minutes these days, so he wouldn't complain about lack of playing time like a certain Starbury is certain to do if we're foolish enough to sign him.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 10:45 AM

I don't even think Knicks are going to waive Marbury.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 01:22 PM

not too many options out there for available "quick" pg's
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Posted December 23, 2008 - 01:32 PM

Phil, and the Lakers probably already have someone in in mind, curious to see who it is.

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 02:13 PM

Interesting. PG with speed, quickness, and SIZE.

Kirk Hinrich - 6'3
Stephon Marbury - 6'2
Marcus Banks - 6'2
Luke Ridnour - 6'2

Other guards without the size:
Jannero Pargo - 6'1
Tyronn Lue - 6'0
Raymond Felton - 6'1
Earl Watson - 6'1

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 03:04 PM

Odom for Felton!

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 03:07 PM

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Posted December 23, 2008 - 03:09 PM

he played 41 minutes at orlando and 40 tonight. ten minutes more than what he's been averaging w/ farmar coming off the bench. alarming. we need him fresh for the playoffs, so i agree that if we're not going to pick up somebody quick, to do something with our current rotation asap.


Actually that's what I meant. Fisher is fully capable of playing big minutes, but we need to keep him fresh for later on in the season. He can't go out and play 40 minutes a game or else he'll be burnt out by the time Farmar comes back.

Edited by KuYa JL, December 24, 2008 - 09:19 PM.


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Posted December 23, 2008 - 03:19 PM

Odom for Felton alone would be a steal.

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I can see Felton having a Billups like explosion (Billups was considred a bust before exploding in Detroit) with the Lakers.

He's been poorly utilized in Charlotte, for they've had him play 2guard. He's not a 2guard, he's a point. He has great speed, and handles, and has the potential to be an excellent defender.

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