noradL.A. Times: The call went out to Vladimir Radmanovic to become the starter again at small forward.

The answer Radmanovic gave the Lakers probably wasn’t what they were looking for Tuesday night against the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center.

And he’ll probably get the call again, if only because injuries keep taking players from the lineup.

Radmanovic started in place of Luke Walton (sore right foot) and he will be needed even more because forward Lamar Odom went down in the second quarter because of a hyper-extended right knee that will require an MRI today.

For the first 20 games of the regular season, Radmanovic was the starter before he lost his job to Walton.

“It wasn’t strange,” Radmanovic said about starting again. “I just felt like I lost my timing a little bit.” And it showed mightily.

He missed his first shot, a three-pointer. He missed his second shot, a layup, and his third shot, a jumper near the free-throw line, and his fourth, a jumper. He even missed a dunk in the third quarter.

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  • http://TheLakersNation.info Billy Kupchak

    Insanely Healthy Energy for TLN!

    Vlad hasn’t been taking his vitamins :(

  • Eidraq

    radman = worthless

  • ronin99

    How many times has Vlad complained about not getting playing time? And then he starts and chokes. radman = worthless!!!

  • http://www.nicklachey.us Nick Lachey USA

    Well. Most people were criticizing Luke when he started. I really don’t get these people. True Lakers fans would not be stabbing their own players after every game.

  • daboss1849

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    True basketball fans do tho!!!!

  • imfasterthanur

    He needs his snowboarding glasses back.

  • Smush Walton

    We should have tore up his contract and booted him off the team after his snowboarding injury. With each game he shows us all just how worthless he really is.