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Chat: Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Live Event: "Lakers Chat: Lakers vs. Minnesota" by latmedina
Scheduled start: November 9, 2010 at 7:15PM PST

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@LEWSTERS… “I'm still searching for a name for our new bench...Killer B's doesn't justify, for that's only part of the bench...”
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The REAL Lakers bench are the Killer B’s. Who cares about the renegades. Once Drew gets back, Phil is going to play a 9-man rotation because that’s how many key contributing players we have and the maximum number you can give meaningful minutes to unless you play two 5-man squads like the Phoenix Suns or LakerTom’s Mt. Carmel Lakers do. I also really consider Lamar Odom to be 1 of 6 starters on the team, especially considering the level at which he is currently playing, which only leaves room for 3 bench guys to play with 6 starters in a 9-man rotation. Since our best 3 bench guys are Blake, Barnes, and Brown, the correct nickname for our bench is the Killer B’s. Period.
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When you think about it, classifying Lamar Odom as a starter is really the correct way to view the Lakers lineup. Lamar is more than a 6th man because he also is a starter at critical times like when he filled in for Pau and Drew for 17 games each last year. And considering LO to be a starter gives you a better view of the team’s depth and strength. It means that the Lakers always have 2 starters on the floor for 48 minutes. And just as one of our great advantages is our ability to man all 48 minutes per game at the 4 and 5 with Drew, Pau, and Lamar, now we can man 100% of the bench minutes every game with Blake, Barnes, and Brown. 6 starters and the Killer B’s. That’s why this team is so good.
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