31-year old Kobe Bryant can still take over a game whenever he wants to but he has turned into more of a team player and that’s a good thing. Bryant played in all 82 games for the Lakers last season and he has averaged 36.1 minutes, 26.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Look for similar numbers in 2009-2010 for Kobe. 25-year old Sasha Vujacic will be Kobe’s caddy again this season. He played in 80 games for the Lakers last season and he averaged 16.2 minutes, 5.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Vujacic is also learning how to play point guard during training camp which will make him even more valuable to the Lakers this season. 23-year old Shannon Brown will be #3 on the depth chart at shooting guard. He played in 48 games for the Bobcats and Lakers last season in which he averaged 9.9 minutes, 4.2 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SHOOTING GUARDS IN 2009-2010: A+