The point guard of the Lakers usually doesn’t do a whole lot offensively because of all of the other options on the team. 36-year old Derek Fisher will be back as the starting point guard for the Lakers this year. Fisher played in 82 games (all starts) for the Lakers last season and he averaged 27.2 minutes, 7.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He has now played in 1,028 games (596 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 9.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Fisher is a winner and that’s why Kobe Bryant went to bat for him in the off-season which caused the Lakers to re-sign him.
30-year old Steve Blake should be a huge improvement over Jordan Farmar this year. Blake played in 80 games (38 starts) for the Blazers & Clippers last year in which he averaged 27.0 minutes, 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. He has now played in 499 games (299 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 25.7 minutes, 7.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Blake has shot 39.3% from the floor and you just know the Lakers will be letting him shoot a lot from behind the arc.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE LAKERS POINT GUARDS IN 2010-11: C