Kupchak evaluates point guard position

Kupchak evaluates point guard position

There are 43 comments on the LA Daily News story from Dec 27, 2008, titled Kupchak evaluates point guard position. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Derek Fisher says he can keep playing extended minutes for as long as the team needs him to.

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kampikkobe

Las Piņas City, Philippines

#1 Dec 27, 2008
I say let the Lakers play Sun Yue. I can't forget that Olympic game where Sun blocked "Superman" Dwight Howard when he was going strong to the hoop. That's what makes a good player - special.
Jethro

Niles, MI

#2 Dec 27, 2008
kampikkobe wrote:
I say let the Lakers play Sun Yue. I can't forget that Olympic game where Sun blocked "Superman" Dwight Howard when he was going strong to the hoop. That's what makes a good player - special.
Kupchak is looking for a small defensive guard. Sun is better suited to defend taller slower guards. What about Ty Lue? He should be available.
Lakers Fan In Illinois

Sikeston, MO

#3 Dec 27, 2008
The Lakers Can't Afford to Wait on Farmar

The Lakers can't afford to wait on Jordan Farmar to come back in 8 weeks, they need to get a true point guard now to fill the space until Farmar comes back because using Vujacic and Odom for the ball-handling duties, extending Fisher's minutes and using Trevor Ariza to defend some of the quicker point guards is fine on a game-to-game basis, but will eventually take away from the offensive productivity. Fisher is older and slower and gets used by younger, faster point guards causing him to foul way too much which gives free point to opposing teams. Spend the money and get a good point guard and keep on winning. Go Lakers!
apujac

Austin, TX

#4 Dec 27, 2008
kupchak should leave things the way they are. let his current players get extended time playing and the chance to make contributions while farmar is out.
Lakers Fan In Illinois

Sikeston, MO

#5 Dec 27, 2008
Jethro wrote:
<quoted text> Kupchak is looking for a small defensive guard. Sun is better suited to defend taller slower guards. What about Ty Lue? He should be available.
Tyronn Lue is with Sacramento, but would be a great pickup because he has played with the Lakers before and should be able to run the triangle system with no problem. The Lakers don't need another shooter because the have plenty, right now they need someone to move the ball up court and get it to the other players.

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#6 Dec 27, 2008
Jethro wrote:
<quoted text> Kupchak is looking for a small defensive guard. Sun is better suited to defend taller slower guards. What about Ty Lue? He should be available.
Ty Lue plays for Milwaukee. But let me warn you about someone that is available....Someone who knows the triangle very well..........Please Mitch, don't bring back Smush Parker!!!!

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#7 Dec 27, 2008
Lakers Fan In Illinois wrote:
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Tyronn Lue is with Sacramento, but would be a great pickup because he has played with the Lakers before and should be able to run the triangle system with no problem. The Lakers don't need another shooter because the have plenty, right now they need someone to move the ball up court and get it to the other players.
Might want to look at Milwaukee's roster. Unless there are two of them, he doesn't play for sack-town..
Jun Cano from San Diego

Lemon Grove, CA

#8 Dec 27, 2008
The Christmas day phenoeinal game played by the Lakers against the defending champ Celtics was one of the most exiting game they ever palyed in a long time. The Lakers displayed not only a great defense and good scoring ability, but they have demonstrated a Lakers team used to be known as high quality championship team they once were.

The Lakers team we have seen on Christmas day will be very hard to beat should they continue to permorm and play as they are even with the absence of their top guard Farmar. As great as they are, they have not only beaten the Celtics in a very fashionable way, but have ended their 19 straight consecutive wins by playing an exemplary game with a demontstration of both skill and great defense.
Lakers Fan In Illinois

Sikeston, MO

#9 Dec 27, 2008
Yea I know, I thought he was at Milwaukee, but while looking to verify I found some erroneous information...thanks for the correction and you are right # 7, do not bring Smush Parker back.
Jun Cano from San Diego

Lemon Grove, CA

#10 Dec 27, 2008
The Christmas day phenoeinal game played by the Lakers against the defending champ Celtics was one of the most exiting game they ever palyed in a long time. The Lakers displayed not only a great defense and good scoring ability, but they have demonstrated a Lakers team used to be known as high quality championship team they once were.

The Lakers team we have seen on Christmas day will be very hard to beat should they continue to permorm and play as they are even with the absence of their top guard Farmar. As great as they are, they have not only beaten the Celtics in a very fashionable way, but have ended their 19 straight consecutive wins by playing an exemplary game with a demontstration of both skill and great defense.
Jun Cano from San Diego

Lemon Grove, CA

#11 Dec 27, 2008
The Christmas day phenoeinal game played by the Lakers against the defending champ Celtics was one of the most exiting game they ever palyed in a long time. The Lakers displayed not only a great defense and good scoring ability, but they have demonstrated a Lakers team used to be known as high quality championship team they once were.
The Lakers team we have seen on Christmas day will be very hard to beat should they continue to permorm and play as they are even with the absence of their top guard Farmar. As great as they are, they have not only beaten the Celtics in a very fashionable way, but have ended their 19 straight consecutive wins by playing an exemplary game with a demontstration of both skill and great defense.
Lakers Fan In Illinois

Sikeston, MO

#12 Dec 27, 2008
Giving credit where due, Number 6 suggested not bringing back Smush Parker and I totally agree, but the Lakers do need a true point guard right now to help Fisher if they want to win the ones where the other teams have smaller, faster point guards.
Lakers Fan In Illinois

Sikeston, MO

#13 Dec 27, 2008
The Lakers must continue to play hard and tough with a take no prisoner attitude if the want to win the western conference because all these other teams are starting to get well and are playing better. 42-8 would be a excellent 50 -games start. However, being realistic about it, with the players they have they could go 67-15 if they keep their eye on the prize and play smart and tough.
Rickey k

United States

#14 Dec 27, 2008
Answer bring in stephon marbury to back up farmar he already knows the players tervor and lamar odom and fond of Kobe bryant and coach phil jackson and phil can deal with a some what bother player or strange persona its what the lakers like and need remember dennis rodman and phil jackson it came with three rings.
Rickey k

United States

#15 Dec 27, 2008
I believe Stephon Marbury will give the lakers great scoring and more defensive options the thing is he has hinted to trying to play with lakers when he showed up at the knicks game and he has property out in LA area he is fast learning and baskaetball IQ very good now his personality well you cant have it all. Oh correction to my early statement rodman won two rings with phil.
joe the decider

United States

#16 Dec 27, 2008
With their Basketball Identity in question The Lakers showed they can play with anyone. Going up against the defending champion Boston Celtics the Lakers showed they want a rematch come June. Still though do they have enough ? When the Lakers added Gasol to the roster last year everyone gasped at the prospects. Now one gut check later the future is full of promise. The question is do they have the right mix to over take whom ever comes out of the Eastern Conference. Do the Lakers need a point guard or do they need backboard help ? Most of the point guards that can give them trouble are in the Western Conference on teams they can handle. So come June just maybe a forward would be best ? No rebounds no rings. With the leagues deepest bench the Lakers have the spare parts to trade for the right player that makes the league gasp once again. With expiring contracts and disgruntled players and lame duck general managers out there I'm sure the Lakers could pry that one player they need to give cardiac arrest to the league.
Someone who can guard Paul Pierce or reasonably stay with LaBron James. Is Michael Cooper or Dennis Rodman in shape ? forgive me if I dare to dream. Either way the Lakers decide to go pt. guard or forward there's only room for five players at a time and with all those spare parts I'm as sure as rain in the Forrest. That they got there sight's set on someone who can play at an all star level. Take notice now that when the trade deadline comes and goes the Lakers will suck all the air out of Boston and the rest of the league.
Lakers Fan In Illinois

Sikeston, MO

#17 Dec 27, 2008
Stephon would be fine as long as he knows what the expectations and his role is with the Lakers are. If Mitch Kupchak and Phil Jackson make it clear why he is going to be with the Lakers and that this may be his last opportunity to play on a NBA team and possibly his only real opportunity to get a championship and ring I think Stephon will play hard and keep the drama away from the Lakers. Beside, he wants to prove something to the New York Knicks...he wants to prove that they were wrong about him and that they should have kept him and let him play.
Lakers Fan In Illinois

Sikeston, MO

#18 Dec 27, 2008
Number 16, you may be right about hitting the boards, but who would the Lakers trade. Lamar is a critical piece of the Lakers puzzle, Milhs, maybe,MBenga, possibly, but the Lakers are going to need the bigs down the road if for no other reason than to punish opponents and use those 6 fouls each. Bynum, Gasol, and Odom do have a problem of making lazy fouls at times. Put in the bench bigs and let them wear down the opponents...why waste those fouls when they could be used to put some tough play against teams like the Celtics and Cavaliers. So again I ask, who would they trade to get a productive power Forward or small forward?
tolits

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#19 Dec 27, 2008
Phil and Kupchak are both stupids that til now they don't know, SUN YUE Could be much better than Odom and walton if given more time to play. why need to look somewhere when it'there already.Lakers, should better look for NEW COACH and MANAGER.
Ervin

Rochester, NY

#20 Dec 27, 2008
Did somebody say Stephon Marbury

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