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2010-11 Back-to-Back NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Originally posted by GameOver:
Lakers Could Make Bynum Role Player
Oct 06, 2010 8:01 AM EST

Lakers coach Phil Jackson says he could limit Andrew Bynum's minutes significantly if he is bothered by a knee injury for the four straight season.

Los Angeles could turn him essentially into a role player over the long-term if it will preserve his health.

Jackson hopes that they'll avoid such a scenario this season, but it's a possibility if he suffers another knee injury.

"We're hopeful that this is the time he's able to start playing consistently through a season," Jackson said.

"If not, we're going to have to look at Andrew as a short-minute guy, somebody like Yao Ming who's going to be limited in the amount of minutes he plays."

Yao will be limited to 24 minutes a game for Houston this season and will sometimes miss the second game of back-to-backs.

"If his knee doesn't hold up after having this process, then we'll have to think about what kind of minutes he can play in a career," Jackson said.

"This would be a [fourth] consecutive year that things didn't go well. We're concerned. That's why we're giving this extra time, or the doctors asked for extra time for this to heal, so when this heals, his career can go forward instead of having these stops in the middle of the season."

This is exactly what I want them to do. Spare his minutes all season so he'll be ready when we really need him. The playoffs.
^It's also Mike Bresnahan from the LA Times stirring s**t, like he always does. He asks these hypothetical questions like "Is it a possibility that you'll be out until December?", and Bynum answers "Yeah, it's a possibility, it all depends on when I'm cleared by my doctor".

Then the headline is "BYNUM PUSHES RETURN DATE BACK TO DECEMBER"

He always does that s**t.

Anyway, game tonight at 7pm against Pau's old team, FC Barcelona.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
^It's also Mike Bresnahan from the LA Times stirring s**t, like he always does. He asks these hypothetical questions like "Is it a possibility that you'll be out until December?", and Bynum answers "Yeah, it's a possibility, it all depends on when I'm cleared by my doctor".

Then the headline is "BYNUM PUSHES RETURN DATE BACK TO DECEMBER"

He always does that s**t.

Anyway, game tonight at 7pm against Pau's old team, FC Barcelona.

The game is live at 11:30 am, pst.
Look what I found in my old photobucket account:





Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
^It's also Mike Bresnahan from the LA Times stirring s**t, like he always does. He asks these hypothetical questions like "Is it a possibility that you'll be out until December?", and Bynum answers "Yeah, it's a possibility, it all depends on when I'm cleared by my doctor".

Then the headline is "BYNUM PUSHES RETURN DATE BACK TO DECEMBER"

He always does that s**t.

Anyway, game tonight at 7pm against Pau's old team, FC Barcelona.

The game is live at 11:30 am, pst.

was actually watchin that fora minute... good game.

- 98
Originally posted by kidash:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
^It's also Mike Bresnahan from the LA Times stirring s**t, like he always does. He asks these hypothetical questions like "Is it a possibility that you'll be out until December?", and Bynum answers "Yeah, it's a possibility, it all depends on when I'm cleared by my doctor".

Then the headline is "BYNUM PUSHES RETURN DATE BACK TO DECEMBER"

He always does that s**t.

Anyway, game tonight at 7pm against Pau's old team, FC Barcelona.

The game is live at 11:30 am, pst.

was actually watchin that fora minute... good game.

- 98

Yeah, Barca played hard. They kept at them thee whole game. Phil kept kobe available and they went for the win at the end. Came up a little short, though. Good for Barca.


It's a trip the way they played with hybrid rules. NBA style goaltending rule with Euro style defense that allows everybody to just stand in the lane with no worry of 3 second rule.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Look what I found in my old photobucket account:






Nice game against the euros....The Lakers looked like s**t and couldn't buy a basket. Glad it's only preseason.
Can we just start basketball season already?
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Can we just start basketball season already?

Seriously.

I think the Lakers are going to get off to a rough start. Not having Bynum means that Odom starts, and there's no one to tie together the bench. Our two best bench guys after him are new, so there's going to be an adjustment period. And on top of everything else, Kobe's still recovering from the knee surgery and may not be himself for the first month or so.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Can we just start basketball season already?

Seriously.

I think the Lakers are going to get off to a rough start. Not having Bynum means that Odom starts, and there's no one to tie together the bench. Our two best bench guys after him are new, so there's going to be an adjustment period. And on top of everything else, Kobe's still recovering from the knee surgery and may not be himself for the first month or so.

I can see a rougher start than usual, but nothing can be as bad as the Niners start.
God I am counting the days... 14
Originally posted by socalfan21:
God I am counting the days... 14

Seriously.

Game tonight against the Kings at 7pm, btw.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Can we just start basketball season already?

Seriously.

I think the Lakers are going to get off to a rough start. Not having Bynum means that Odom starts, and there's no one to tie together the bench. Our two best bench guys after him are new, so there's going to be an adjustment period. And on top of everything else, Kobe's still recovering from the knee surgery and may not be himself for the first month or so.

The 2008 team with the Fish-Kobe-Vlad-Lamar-Pau starting lineup made it to the Finals with no Bynum at all.

There are several wrinkles in play now:

1. Everyone's a bit older.
2. Kobe's going to start slow with the knee.
3. Ron's needs to start getting the Tri now.
4. Bench is completely different with Blake and Barnes.
5. Early schedule is somewhat challenging.

But I think we will survive it fine and have a strong record as well.
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