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Sending Pau Gasol To The Bench The Best Idea? Not Exactly

As Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times reports, the Lakers could be pondering whether to place Pau Gasol on the bench when he returns to the lineup after recovering from tendinitis in his knees. Eric Pincus, also of the L.A. Times, however, disagrees with this and feels that Gasol needs to remain a starter and play alongside Dwight Howard, or be traded. Pincus suggests that Gasol does need more time at the cen ...

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How the Lakers Can Find Consistency, Performace from their Bench

After scoring a season high 48 points in a 106-73 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday, the Lakers' bench finally showed some signs of life and hope. Led by rookie Andrew Goudelock and Troy Murphy (12 points apiece), the bench showed that they can score and be effective. A good amount of the points came in garbage time, but the reserves definitely had a positive effect on the game, and helped hold ...

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Top Lakers Offseason Needs for 2011-12

Let’s face the facts. The Lakers are turning into a team comprised solely of veterans who lack the energetic burst that most rising teams in this league have. There are nine players on the current roster who are at least 31 years old and they are only getting older and rustier. Mitch Kupchak has done a phenomenal job the past few years positioning the Lakers for multiple championship runs, but they are now ...

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Potential 2011 Playoff Preview: Lakers vs. Trail Blazers

Perhaps the Blazers versus Lakers “rivalry” isn’t what it use to be.  Okay, let’s face it; there was no rivalry to begin with (sorry citizens of Portland).  Sure the Jail-Blazers of old are long gone.  No registered sex offenders (Ruben Patterson) or Rasheed Wallace instigating brawls with his teammates. Indeed, the Rose Garden has a much different tone these days.  Young, up-and-coming, and not a team the ...

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