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Will Steve Blake replace Derek Fisher in the Lakers' starting lineup? Marques Johnson answers that and more in the NBA mailbag.
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I'm Brian Webber welcome to another edition of Marcus is mailbag presented by Spalding please be joined by fox sports that counts. Basketball -- Marcus Johnson you have questions Marcus has all the answers he's omniscient. Letter not a lot Jeremy from Sherman Oaks in California writing if Steve Blake. Continues to shoot the ball well -- take over the starting point guard spot from Derek Fisher on the Lakers -- -- imitate this you know Steve Blake did a great job in that Houston gaming -- down at three points separate you know I called the Trevor Ariza syndrome when you play with Kobe when -- -- and Gasol when your plan on our front our test. You gotta get good looks at the basket. Now what the Lakers are gonna do Steve Blake may place -- stripped down on fourth quarter but for Tennessee sake. Gotta keep him on the -- and keep the solid 36 year old veteran dirt should start Atlanta just like -- Letter or number two Steve from Hoboken, New Jersey the hometown of Frank Sinatra but I digress new chairman the board here. Nets rookie Derrick favors putting up good numbers do you think he could become an elite power forward in this -- Derrick favors is the chairman of the boards. He is doing a great job rebounding the basketball and I like what Avery Johnson is doing he's like okay. I'm -- we this guy slowly getting a little bit of the time bring him along maybe at midpoint during the during the season put in the starting Lana but. Derrick favors is a keeper he's a beast on the back boards -- like its attitude. He didn't get seconds that East Coast West Coast feud that the mark -- try to throw at him about a cut out the best rookie of the best hockey big -- the league he's got a real nice kind of a sealed attitude. Under the big things from their. I that you would be to bump the era -- focus on twenty dead and finally Dennis from hot land surrounding. Hello Hawks gave All-Star center Al Horford off five year contract extension worth sixty million mark is will Atlanta regret this a. Along -- have to what did you Johnson's yeah. And Al Horford does he's been on this talk -- they've made the playoffs three consecutive years last year fourteen points to be about. At All-Star the first time since 1992 that a Hawks draft deep as made the All-Star team the last got to do so. Short armed Kevin Willis and so I guess that he's worth the money every penny and I look for big things in the future Belfour and he's he's gonna be a pretty also just terrific lady you play forever if he. Like -- tonight and that doubt that the another comeback in -- we appreciate the -- that's it for this edition of markets is mailbag. Presented by Spalding Spalding trip of the game for Marcus I'm Brian. We'll see next.