pgL.A. Times: The Lakers have a void at point guard because of an injury. In Sasha Vujacic’s eyes, he is capable of filling that role.

The Lakers have a need for a backup point guard because Jordan Farmar had surgery on his left knee for torn cartilage and will be out for eight weeks.

Vujacic pointed out he came into the NBA as a point guard. He also pointed out how in Lakers Coach Phil Jackson’s offense there is a two-guard front in which both guards can facilitate the offense.

“Phil knows that I can play at that position,” Vujacic said. “I really feel comfortable and I’m excited about the opportunity.”

It means Vujacic can’t look for his shot first, the way he can as the shooting guard. It means he has to run the offense and get his teammates involved.

There was a moment in the second quarter when Vujacic had the ball on a two-on-one fastbreak, when he made the right play. Vujacic threw a behind-the-back pass to Trevor Ariza, who was fouled on the play and got two free throws because of Vujacic’s pass.

Vujacic finished with six assists, his season high.

“We’re giving him some minutes out there,” Jackson said. “I thought that he did all right. With Lamar [Odom] back there on top of it, he’s got somebody that’s experienced in that role so that the two of them can co-exist.”

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  • Billy Kupchak

    The Lakers do not *i repeat* DO NOT need to trade Mihm or anyone else, for that matter, to obtain an 8-week temporary PG replacement. Also, don’t forget that Sun Yue is the NBA’s tallest PG! :cool:

    Insanely Healthy Energy for TLN!

  • Billy Kupchak

    The Lakers DO NOT need a temporary PG replacement. We already have the NBA’s tallest PG in Sun Yue! :cool:

  • ben lee

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    wrong, we already have the nba’s tallest PG in lamar

  • Whatsa

    Vujacic is looking solid at doing PG.

    And give Sun Yue more minutes so he can feel the NBA.

  • ricky

    We don’t need to trade for anyone. Keep Chris because he is a solid back up and we can sure use him in the playoffs if Andrew or Pau get into foul trouble. As for our point guard situation, we really don’t have one. I think we live with Sasha at the point guard spot because he knows how to play it and he can shoot it when the defense collapses on Pau and/or Andrew or if Kobe penetrates to the rim. I also feel that this is an opportunity to let Sun Yue play some more minutes like 8-10 per game to get a feel for the NBA and to get real game time practice with the triangle offense. The important thing that the coaching staff needs to do is tell him to be more aggressive and take shots when he is in the game so he can get into that mentality.

    We are good as it is and if anything, Lamar can always play the point forward.

  • Billy Kupchak

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    Excuse me?!?

    Please make sure you provide correct facts about Lamar Odom before you ASSume otherwise. L.O. has never been a guard & has ALWAYS been a forward. If you want to express your limited knowledge on TLN, please do so on the SHOUTBOX.

    Since you decided to nominate yourself as the guessing genius on this thread, I will merely smirk at your efforts & give you a Wikipedia point of reference, so that you don’t find yourself silently whispering, “oops” over & over again! :cool:

    Wikipedia on Lamar playing the position of a point forward

  • PauKobeBynumOdomDynasty

    wow i thot the article said “Vujacic gets shot at west point” at first…no we dont need a new PG i think Sun Yue is a good backup, and we’ll always have Lamar

  • Billy Kupchak

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    ~lol~ @ your thought

  • Smush Walton

    These people that mention “Lamar” and “point guard” in the same sentence – what a JOKE! If we use Lamar as a point guard then we are TOAST. Lamar may be the “tallest” point guard in the league, but he also will be the CLUMSIEST and the most ONE-HANDED and probably the WORST D-FENDING! No Thanks!