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#1 Ken #1 Beloved

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 02:15 PM

Here's an article authored by Kevin Ding of the OC Register (my favorite along with Mark Heisler). He has convinced me that we don't need to bring in another guard yet.

http://www.ocregiste...77-point-season

Also, I was thinking about the concept of 96 minutes. Bynum, Gasol and LO essentially divvy up 96 minutes among the 3 of them at the 4-5 positions. What's wrong with Fish, Sasha and Kobe divvying up 96 minutes at the 1-2 positions? Fish's minutes can still be limited and Sasha can really ratchet up his game if he gets 25-32 minutes a game. Do we really need another guard?

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 02:30 PM

Sasha is doing pretty well up in the PG position, but it's good to add more depth in PG since we're struggling in that position.

Edited by Lakersfan1211, December 30, 2008 - 02:32 PM.


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Posted December 30, 2008 - 02:45 PM

Sasha is doing pretty well up in the PG position, but it's good to add more depth in PG since we're struggling in that position.

People keep saying that but I totally disagree. The triangle does not require a pro-typical pg. Fisher is perfect for that position and he's a smart, tough defender. Sasha is a much better defender than Farmar (read the Kevin Ding article). The PER bs that people keep posting is just that .. bs. We're 25-5 and we've beaten the best point guard, CP3, handily, twice. Nash - 0 for 2 against us. Rondo - off game. Quick, shoot first pgs like Jameer Nelson or Rafer Alston or Jose Juan Barea will burn anyone. Point guards get run into high picks and the guy they are guarding is usually the quickest player on the opposing team. I love Fish, Farmar will develop, and Sasha needs quality minutes .. lots of them.

Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, December 30, 2008 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted December 30, 2008 - 04:05 PM

Sasha can do well in the PG position. But i don't really think he's all that great for it too. His passing isn't too good for a PG & he can't attack the basket too well.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 04:14 PM

I think his passing is fine for the triangle. His problem is that he is poor at penetrating the lane. But his stroke makes up for that deficiency and we have Kobe, LO and Trevor to slash.

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Posted December 30, 2008 - 07:43 PM

I like the way Sasha has played at the PG spot the past 2 games. He looked good passing the ball the last game against GS. I agree that his inability to drive to the basket effectively is a problem but he doesn't need to with guys like Ariza, who are known to slash.
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Posted December 31, 2008 - 07:53 AM

Sasha is a rhythm player, he needs to know he's going to have minutes in order to play well. Farmar's injury has been a blessing for him. I've been wanting a point guard that was long and could shoot, like Harper or Shaw and Sasha seems to fit the bill quite well. Of course it's early yet, we'll have a better picture of what he can do in that role over the course of the next 20 games or so.

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Posted December 31, 2008 - 09:29 AM

I think we'd want another PG for insurance, Sasha's not the most durable guy in the world, and without him and Farmar we'd be left with Fisher and Yue at guard. Ariza alone can't stop guard penetration, we really suffer in that area with or without Sasha and/or Farmar. However, it's not necessary to get another PG.

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Posted December 31, 2008 - 10:37 PM

I like Sasha but I'm not sure he can fill in long-term at PG.

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Posted December 31, 2008 - 10:50 PM

Here's an article authored by Kevin Ding of the OC Register (my favorite along with Mark Heisler). He has convinced me that we don't need to bring in another guard yet.

http://www.ocregiste...77-point-season

Also, I was thinking about the concept of 96 minutes. Bynum, Gasol and LO essentially divvy up 96 minutes among the 3 of them at the 4-5 positions. What's wrong with Fish, Sasha and Kobe divvying up 96 minutes at the 1-2 positions? Fish's minutes can still be limited and Sasha can really ratchet up his game if he gets 25-32 minutes a game. Do we really need another guard?


I like how Sasha has stepped up as of late, he's not a true point guard, but we don't need one in the triangle offense. Sasha makes Luke expandable. I am unsure if the Lakers will make a move for a point guard, but I think a quick, backup guard like Speedy Claxton and or a Ty Lue would be a good thing. We need some quickness on the perimeter (it's unfortunate that Lindsey Hunter is unavailable, he's a good defender and knows the triangle)

I am still in favor of trying to "steal" Kirk Hinrich from the Bulls.

Let me just remind you all of the "heavy" minutes Fish was playing against Memphis and Orlando because the players on the bench were struggling to get the job done (all road games), we still need a backup point guard that can help us defensively...

Sasha has been playing well as of late, good article. happy New Year to all of you.

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Posted December 31, 2008 - 10:58 PM

I like Sasha but I'm not sure he can fill in long-term at PG.


I guess the question is: How do you define "long-term?" 6 more weeks, or to the All-Star break, is short term to me, especially if this helps gets Sasha in a groove for the stretch run. Unless there's a real sensible deal out there, it seems logical to leave things alone.

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Posted December 31, 2008 - 11:35 PM

i say give sash a chance. if he doesnt live up to it, just have mitch pull another pau and trade him for chris paul or something. no big deal
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