The Lakers didn’t get much production out of the point guards last year and they need that to change in 2011-12. 37-year old Derek Fisher is the starter by default as he is running on fumes right now. Fisher played in 82 games (all starts) for the Lakers last year and he averaged 28.0 minutes, 6.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He has now played in 1,110 games (678 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 26.3 minutes, 8.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Fisher can hit down a clutch shot here and there, but that’s about the extent of his ability at this point in his NBA career. 31-year old Steve Blake played in 79 games (0 starts) for the Lakers last year and he averaged 20.0 minutes, 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He has now played in 578 games (299 starts) so far in his NBA career and he is averaging 24.9 minutes, 7.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. The Lakers need these guys to step up this year. 22-year old Andrew Guedelock will be the Lakers’ #3 point guard in 2011-12. He was a second round pick last June out of the College of Charleston.
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