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The Lakers are getting ready to hit the hardwood in a shortened season after a month-long delay.
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Are we take a look at some of the key days for the Lakers the -- a good Christmas Day vs Derrick Rose and the Bulls the Knicks and -- not -- and I've been. There's even as the Nuggets in January and the Clippers on the fourteenth Mavericks -- heat LeBron James and company yeah and then Dwight Howard. And the magic on. -- twentieth all right so for world peace this year looks like he's going to be coming off of the events according to Mike Brown I say the name in your lap immediately but. How do you think you'll accept that role as a six man. From the -- Iran he sent all the right things and come off the -- we'll give him an opportunity to be the focus of that group. And I think it might have -- in -- situation he had been in before he came to the Lakers he was the guy Williams eighteen down in Houston. In every year since he got to the Lakers to -- nerves and everything has dropped. But again Ron is capable and I'm sure he's gonna enjoy this role coming off a good kid he said you know what the players on the team are still calling him wrong. Are every -- probably make that mistake throughout the season but flowers numbers fell so much last year. Well again he had been happening to focus -- obviously done -- to go like colder in Arkansas and combine and you're the fourth option. When you're used to being the number one option it's a definite change in the way. Hosting game. And the way you play the game but the Lakers depth is going to be so important one got Matt Barnes last year had the right knee scope never really recover from that says he's healthy he's really going to be key this year. Absolutely they got it someone's gonna have to replace those points and rebounds they love this guy very capable if he's healthy he could definitely taught more minutes -- when he plays. He does play well he's a very effective player. All right so I didn't Matt Barnes he brings that -- That does that energy and he's gonna focus on. Ponson defense and you know he's he's -- hard -- teams and his NBA career but he doesn't back down from anybody was always surprised today he's gotten traded so much throughout his career. Again and he found a home in Lawson is he's got it comes up plays with a lot of energy he's that the defensive. Motive for this team so again. He will be one of those guys -- will be dependent upon the comment off the day. Edge and create some can -- all right -- -- -- Lakers is there are many mid level exception on Josh McRoberts a pretty good season last year. Indiana for two years at Duke. And you liked the hustle and the toughest thing to show I like -- -- that he shows because again we knew who is gonna be their third big guy coming off a bit. This gas Kapler -- I think he's a great compliment. For a guy like power because again how does awarded to the -- inside Josh is a guy that can come in and do the dirty work for you so to -- inches and just see how he'd -- isn't. This group has quite possible that make Roberts so will be starting the season at -- -- because Bynum don't forget -- miss the first five games of the regular season a one thing that was missing from the Lakers last year was the outside shooting a particular in the playoff loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the shot 19% from three point range -- brown said that's one area he wants to see the team improved. Well you and I talked about -- -- on Paper you look at Kapono you look at Murphy and those guys who shoot the basketball. Unfortunately Paper doesn't play in the game -- neither one of these guys played extremely well last year but you know they're capable. Now let's go back to the system. -- Brown's gonna focus to get the ball inside to his big guys you better leave guys that can step out. They hit those long shots and open up the floor so when you look at Kapono you look at Murphy. Those -- guys should've been. Murphy. He's got a call last season a fiasco really never got off the -- -- Boston ordered Kapono and it really shortened season in Philadelphia averaged less than a point. And and for Blake also a very down year so everybody has to play a lot better for the team -- What again and they are going to be dependent upon the play that is amazing about players and MBA. I had time if you put him in a position where they have to do some a lot and gas will step up so is going to be very instant all of us to see who gonna beat those guys. That's gonna step up and -- in the war. Oh my god it's in the best shape on the Lakers team is also -- this Derek Fisher certainly never gonna count this guy I could. Continue to prove me wrong what is his role do you think on this team it's going to be very different now I think we gonna see a more traditional team with a point guard him as -- ball which would you assess. Derek Fisher was perfect for Phil Jackson's system. His system did not require a point guard from quade got that he would not command the ball from one position -- -- like -- -- it. -- spot up shooter and come through and make those big plays now you gonna -- a traditional point guards so it's going to be very instant they see how. Derek fits into the system so it's all about the system this year. And for Steve Blake -- the new system perhaps fits his game a little bit better so for the moment it's Fisher and Blake. Sharing that point guard position but it's a quick break and come back I don't like sit down the home. Mike Brown tells about his beginnings and how we got in the -- best.