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Steve Blake's minutes on the decline?

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07:08 AM ET 09.10 | Jordan Farmar is back in Los Angeles, which may be good news for Lakers fans, but perhaps not so much for Steve Blake. [Farmar] will play both the 1 and the 2 at times and could really show his value if [Kobe] Bryant misses any portion of the season while still in recovery. ... [It] will be difficult for him to maintain his primary backup spot if Farmar comes in and performs to the best of his ability. The good news for Blake is there will always be time for him and his brand of hard-nosed, on-ball defense, and if D'Antoni gives Bryant and/or Nash the second night of back-to-backs off, there could be major minutes to be had. Plus, D'Antoni told ESPN 710 radio in Los Angeles that he plans to play an 11-man rotation. If the coach follows through with that plan, there will certainly be a role available.

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September 10, 2013  07:58 AM ET
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A Lakers and a Dwight T&R this morning. The interns are running two of their goto moves this morning to get the post count up.

Sorry too busy to post, getting a sales pitch from Howard about a new vacuum.

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September 10, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Talk about a non story.

*Yawns*

September 10, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Nice to know they have faith in Dumbtonie. 11 player rotation w/ the last 6 players only playing 1-5 minutes each. The Backup to SG will have a max of 5 minutes. Maybe the PG will share the 48 minutes w/ all 3 having 16 minutes each evenly.

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September 10, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Make Your Minutes Count, Bro.

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September 10, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Jordan Farmar? Call the American Dental Association , becasue the Lakers are Reaching.

September 10, 2013  10:47 AM ET

"It will be difficult for him to maintain his primary backup spot if Farmar comes in and performs to the best of his ability". That's the bottom line, will Farmar "come in and performs to the best of his ability"???

September 10, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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I don't think it matters that much this season. I think they are looking ahead to rebuilding.

Totally agree!!!! :-)

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September 10, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Steve Blake was not half bad last year as much as it pains me to say it

September 10, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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Steve Blake was not half bad last year as much as it pains me to say it

WHAT!!! This is definitely not the SD we've known to loathe in the past - I've been gone way too long!

September 10, 2013  11:19 AM ET
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WHAT!!! This is definitely not the SD we've known to loathe in the past - I've been gone way too long!

it is lol...whats up man long time no see.....hell I took a couple months off myself after the Finals

September 10, 2013  11:31 AM ET

GET RID OF STEVE BLAKE WHILE WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

September 10, 2013  12:02 PM ET
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it is lol...whats up man long time no see.....hell I took a couple months off myself after the Finals

Haha - Yeah man 6 months since I last been on FN, Just working and rehabbing my knee back into shape for some B-Ball starting in a couple of weeks. Great finals and dang your boys had it in the bag! (Sorry for the reminder!!!!)

 
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