Jordan Farmar where have you been all my life.
He impressed me greatly with his play last night, and he has clearly been working on his game since last we saw him playing basketball on a national (perhaps even international) stage. His game has evolved and he played so well that Steve Nash stayed on the bench for the entire fourth quarter. This might even allow Nash to play tonight so stay tuned in to that.
If Farmar can continue to back up Nash like this, it would be absolutely huge for the Lakers. Xavier Henry impressed as well and scored a career high in points as I noticed thanks to the tweet below.
— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 30, 2013
There is such a thing as chemistry in basketball, and they are clearly a far happier team now that Dwight Howard is gone. You need talent to win basketball as well though, and that talent has to stay healthy.
Therein lies the issue for the purple and gold. Nash has not been a beacon of good health lately, and obviously Kobe Bryant is dealing with serious rehab as well.
I would have punted this season if I were the GM, but Mike D’Antoni will be coaching for his job so that will not be happening with this team. In the end though, this seemed to me like a good start to season that will ultimately not have the Lakers in the playoffs.
That remains my opinion until we see Kobe out there dominating in typical Black Mamba fashion.