Which PG should start?

Which PG should start?

Postby Doberman on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:59 pm

My first instinct is that Sessions should start since he's obviously the better player. But then a few things came to mind:

- The Big 3 have been amazing together. It starts with Kobe having the ball in his hands. In a way Blake allows this because he's not a ball-dominant creator. Sessions is. As long as Blake plays solid D and hits open shots, he might be the better "fit"; Sessions might be redundant.

- Our bench scoring is severely lacking and in need of a creator/playmaker. Sessions would have a post option (Bynum) and two shooters to dish to (Murf and Glock) playing off the bench. Playing from the bench might give him more freedom to assert himself as a scorer and playmaker.

I'm certainly not against the idea of Sessions starting at all, but in light of the Big 3 starting to hit their stride, Sessions off the bench might give our rotation better balance.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:59 pm

Sessions.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby revgen on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:04 pm

Blake. Sessions is better, but I don't think 1 month is enough time for him to get ready. Blake is more familiar with the starters and the system.

We could throw Sessions into the fire as a starter and hope it turns out all right, but I'm not sure we should take that gamble in such a short timeframe.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby BadCoaching on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:04 pm

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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby karacha on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:07 pm

For the first few games, I think Blake will start. He knows the system and we can use Ramon's scoring off the bench. Once he feels comfortable in the offense, he will start, obviously.

I do want to see Sessions playing with Pau+Bynum, of course.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby KB&AB on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:08 pm

i dont care. just happy we have two good point guards. sessions/blake or blake/sessions better than fisher/blake
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby artuditu on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:11 pm

As you say it all depends how Sessions fits with the big 3, he has the potential to play more than 30 minutes with both 1st and 2nd unit, and relegate Blake to a minor role. But we have to see how Kobe's game responds to a traditional PG, maybe he needs more Blake, but that isn't a bad scenario either, Sessions gives more depth, can run the second unit and play next to Pau and/or Bynum, that is more resting time for Kobe.

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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby magicman32 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:13 pm

no brainer, sessions should start.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:18 pm

Sessions should start. Let us force feed him. Blake stays with the 2nd unit to maintain continuity.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby lakersyunowin on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:24 pm

sessions, that's why we got him. blake is at home in that second unit
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby Weezy on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:26 pm

The one that's at least twice as good as the other.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby Helljumper on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:27 pm

Seeing as how we were very close to trading Blake for Beasley, I'm guessing that the front office is expecting Sessions to be our starter.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby KB&AB on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:31 pm

Helljumper wrote:Seeing as how we were very close to trading Blake for Beasley, I'm guessing that the front office is expecting Sessions to be our starter.


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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby Djcharliehood on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:39 pm

Sessions is a baller. No matter who that PG plays with, a good PG is a player that creates and balls and improvises. HE HAS TO START. It's the Jeremy Lin effect: Put him on the court and you let the magic unfold. Last game, he had more assist than Irving did for the Cavs.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby last stand on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:57 pm

Allegedly they traded fisher to let sessions develop
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby thkthebest on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:00 pm

Mike Brown will go through his usual 1 million different rotations to find out what works.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:20 pm

Sessions should start for sure.

But I can't wait to see the lineup of...

Sessions / Blake / Kobe / Pau / Bynum

or

Sessions / Glock / Kobe / Pau / Bynum

You literally can't help off of anybody. The only way teams gives us fits is when they doubled off MWP and Fish and gave KGB problems. With those two lineups you can't sleep on anyone because they will make you pay.

It's much easier to hide one deficiency (MWP) a lineup as well, as opposed to 2. It's going to wonderful to sit back and watch teams pick their poison now because of the fact that we can field a lineup of at least 4 people that can make you pay for mistakes. Bump that up to a full lineup that can do that, oh boy.

My overall reaction to those lineups...

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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby Center Court on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:25 pm

Sessions has to start. A) he'll be thrown into the fire right off the bat so to speak B) We'll have the ability to bring Blake off the bench to clean up until he gets the hang of things
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby Psychobroker on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:34 pm

last stand wrote:Allegedly they traded fisher to let sessions develop


And? Why would we trade for Sessions and keep starting/playing Fisher? :freak2:
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby JGC on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:50 pm

If Sessions isn't good enough to start by Sunday, then they should never have traded Derek away.

The whole point of moving Derek, besides the financial, was to ensure we can give 30+ mins to Sessions.
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby hdtvset on Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:52 pm

Start both.

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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby DJ Addiction420 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:10 am

Sessions no doubt
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby KBJelleyBean24 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:56 am

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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby KB24 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:25 am

I think Blake is a much better fit with the starters and Sessions a MUCH better fit with Glock, Murphy etc. and thats coming from a Blake hater.

I hope Blake gets no more than 15 minutes per game ...so it really doesn't matter really. But Blake fits way better with the big three since he isn't a scorer at all and is a better shooter (although that doesn't say much).
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Re: Which PG should start?

Postby Ryder Havasu on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:30 am

Start sessions but let the hot hand finish the game.
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