The Lakers are going to make some changes in the starting lineup. The Lakers are going to start 25-year old Jodie Meeks at shooting guard and they are moving 34-year old SG Kobe Bryant to small forward. Meeks has played in 24 games (0 starts) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 18.1 minutes, 8.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. Kobe Bryant will probably be able to adjust to his new role. He has played in 26 games (all starts) so far this year for the Lakers and he is averaging 38.4 minutes, 29.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. 33-year old Metta World Peace will come off the bench, where he will be playing both small and power forward. World Peace has played in 26 games (25 starts) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 35.1 minutes, 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game. It will be interesting to see how this trio responds to Mike D’Antoni’s shuffling of the lineup.
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