The Lakers bench is full of veterans but that’s not a good thing as their isn’t a lot of talent there. Kwame Brown will likely get the most playing time of the bench players and that’s not a good thing as he’s vastly overrated as a basketball player. He played in 41 games (28 starts) last season for the Lakers and he averaged 27.6 minutes, 8.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 blocks per game. Also, Brown can’t be on the court at the end of a half or game because he only shot 44% from the free throw line last season. Jordan Farmar will probably get a lot of playing time as Derek Fisher’s backup. Farmar played in 72 games (2 starts) as a rookie last season for the Lakers and he averaged 15.2 minutes, 4.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Maurice Evans played pretty well last season as a backup at both small forward and shooting guard. He played in 76 games (10 starts) last season and he averaged 22.8 minutes, 8.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. Brian Cook will likely backup at both forward spots. His main asset is his shooting which is strange for a player his size as he has nailed 40% of his three point attempts last year. Cook played in 65 games (24 starts) last season for the Lakers and he averaged 15.6 minutes, 6.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. Vladimir Radmanovic has potential to be a good producer off of the bench if he can get out of the Lakers dog house after injuring himself snow boarding last season and lying about how he did it. He played in 55 games (15 starts) last season for the Lakers and he averaged 18.0 minutes, 6.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Sasha Vujacic only has one skill and it’s long range shooting so he probably won’t get a lot of playing time this season. Vujacic played in 73 games (4 starts) last season and he averaged 12.8 minutes, 4.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. Center Chris Mihm is back after missing all of last season due to ankle surgery. He has played in 395 games (251 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 21.2 minutes, 8.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists. Rookie first round pick Javaris Crittenton is likely the starting point guard of the future for the Lakers but he’ll have to wait a little while before he gets the job.
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