The Lakers are currently a .500 team. Depending on expectations, they’re right at where they should be. In my book, they’re overachieving. That level of play is based on going ten players deep, playing with a higher level of intensity in shortened minutes. The critical position to make this all run properly is point guard.
Jordan Farmar has excelled at this point. While Steve Blake is nearly averaging ten assists per game, Jordan Farmar provides another dimension of scoring and speed when he steps onto the floor. Shooting at 40% behind the arc and averaging 4.4 assists in under 19 minutes per game, he’s the perfect complement to what Steve Blake provides. Now out with a hamstring tear for four weeks, the Lakers need to consider a few options to keep the offensive flow of the team steadfast, without dramatically increasing Steve Blake’s minutes.