A great article on our backup PG’s.

L.A.Times: Lakers Coach Phil Jackson has used that combination in the first two exhibition games and can envision doing the same this season.

“It’s obviously an option that we want to have,” Jackson said. “We think that both of them, with their speed and quickness and their ability, they’ll be able to get steals and we can get up the court.”

The two feel as if they complement each other.

“We both really enjoy it,” Farmar said about playing in the backcourt with Brown. “He doesn’t mind playing off the ball. He’s a little bigger. He can guard the two-guards with no problem. He’s extremely athletic. When I see him on the wing, that’s either an assist or I get a layup. Every time we’re together on the court, something is going to happen.”

Farmar and Brown can change the course of the game when they are playing together.

The tempo becomes quicker for the Lakers.

They can force the action on defense by full-court pressing.

“We keep teams on alert,” Brown said. “We definitely pick up full court and cause a little bit of havoc in the backcourt.”

“We talk about it all the time about how we enjoy playing together and that it’s trouble for a lot of other backcourts when we get that opportunity,” Farmar said.

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