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November 6, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Antawn Jamison was brought in to score but has scrimped. Jodie Meeks was brought in to shoot but has sat. Little has gone as planned for the Lakers or their top two new reserves, who have struggled to make much of an impact in the season's early going. Jamison and Meeks were supposed to bolster a bench that ranked last in the NBA last season in points scored. Perhaps the best reflection of their play is that the Lakers now rank No. 29 in the league in bench scoring with 18.8 points per game, ahead of only Portland.
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November 6, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Metta World Peace will get minutes at shooting guard,  Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "That's going to be my second unit," said Brown.  "Metta will be the two, [Antawn] Jamison is the three, [Jordan] Hill is the four and [Dwight] Howard or Pau [Gasol] is going to be the five. " Brown experimented on Sunday against the Detroit Pistons with a lineup featuring Howard at center and Darius Morris running the point along with Hill, Jamison and World Peace. In their second-quarter run of about three minutes, the group was able to extend the Lakers' lead from 18 to 21. Devin Ebanks will remain in the rotation at shooting guard and small forward, as Brown looks for minutes to rest both Kobe Bryant and World Peace.  For now, Jodie Meeks and veteran Chris Duhon, are unlikely to get significant minutes.
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November 5, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Just a week ago the Lakers were coming off an unimpressive preseason, but certainly once the lights truly came on, they'd simply dominate the league ... except that didn't quite happen. It was iffy for Kobe Bryant to even play in the season opener, but was anyone surprised when he did , despite him being just 85% sure he would? Dwight Howard admitted he was still strengthening his back , but was ready for the season. Despite no Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks took the season opener at Staples Center.
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November 1, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are struggling to win games which may lead Coach Mike Brown to tinker with his rotation. The pecking order is clear at point guard with Steve Nash getting the bulk of the minutes, assuming he quickly gets over the lower-leg contustion that knocked him out of the game in Portland. Steve Blake is the primary backup.  Chris Duhon gets spot minutes.  Darius Morris is a project. At shooting guard , Kobe Bryant will get the lion share of minutes.  Brown went with Jodie Meeks in the first game behind Bryant but relied more on Devin Ebanks the next night.
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November 1, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers lost their second consecutive regular-season game on Wednesday night in Portland, falling to the Trail Blazers, 116-106. Technically, the team has dropped 12 in a row under Coach Mike Brown, including eight preseason games and the last two playoff games against the Oklahoma City Thunder in May. The loss wasn't unexpected . The Lakers seem to never win in Portland.  As a young team, the Trail Blazers have a lot to prove over...
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October 31, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The angst of an opening-day defeat has certainly left Lakers fans rattled. For a slight diversion before Wednesday night's battle in Portland against the Trail Blazers, how about some musical suggestions from Metta World Peace, Devin Ebanks and Dwight Howard? All three spoke with Jason Lipshutz of Billboard.com about their taste in music. Unsurprisingly, some of World Peace's choices were . . . surprising. Naturally, he mentioned his own tracks first, "Champion" and "Work Out," that's a given.
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October 31, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Coach Mike Brown seems to have his initial rotation set at shooting guard for the Lakers this season. Kobe Bryant, naturally, is the starter. In the opener, Bryant played 35 minutes.  While that will fluctuate, if that's the guide, the Lakers have 13 minutes open for subs. Technically, Bryant can move up to small forward in a smaller lineup, but that's not something Brown has gone to just yet (preseason or post) for any significant time. Jodie Meeks relieved Bryant for exactly 13 minutes in the team's loss to the Dallas Mavericks.  Meeks scored three points on three attempts from behind the arc.  Over the preseason Meeks struggled to hit shots within the paint but was strong from the outside.
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October 29, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
With Kobe Bryant (foot) a game-time decision Tuesday, guard Jodie Meeks appears to be Lakers Coach Mike Brown's pick to start the season opener against the Dallas Mavericks. Meeks signed a two-year deal for $3.05 million this summer to play for the Lakers. The second season is a team option. Over the course of the preseason, Meeks has found a groove from behind the arc (45.8%) but was dismal from two-point range (4.8%). Brown had Meeks practice with the starters Monday. His teammates seem confident in the 25-year-old guard.
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October 29, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers Coach Mike Brown said he reserves the right to adjust his rotation throughout the season. Heading into the opening week, the Lakers have a total of 15 players. The starting lineup is clear: Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard. Nash will be backed up by Steve Blake with sparse minutes going to Chris Duhon and Darius Morris. It will be up to Blake keep that position over his fellow point guards. Bryant also has three backups. Brown has alternated between Jodie Meeks and Devin Ebanks, but it appears Meeks will start Tuesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks.
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October 28, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
The Times' Mike Bresnahan sizes up the opening-day roster (statistics from 2011-12 season): Lakers' roster 2012-13 GUARDS: No. Player Yrs Ht. PPG RPG APG 5 STEVE BLAKE 10; 6-3; 5.2; 1.6; 3.3; Overcame dual threats of spike strip in beach parking lot and newly acquired Chris Duhon to retain second-string point guard status. 24 KOBE BRYANT 17; 6-6; 27.9; 5.4; 4.6; The first minute of the Lakers' opener marks the 59,659th of Bryant's career, including playoffs.
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