Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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Mike Brown and the Lakers admit they are still getting a feel for their team. Adding in a new starter midseason in Ramon Sessions did not help, but this season has been an experiment for Mike Brown in his first year as coach. The Lakers have faced their bumps and bruises in that time. One thing that has been pretty consistent is that Brown has relied heavily on his three main players -- Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. All three of those players are averaging more than 35 minutes per game with Bryant leading the way at 38.6 minutes per game. That is not the highest average in the league, but his 1,928 minutes played this season are the most total in the league. Brown is weighing heavily on his three key players this season and that could become costly considering Bryant is 33 (an old 33 because of those extra years playing NBA basketball and his extensive Playoff mileage) and Gasol is 31. And of course there is the schedule and its rushed nature as we hurdle toward the Pla...
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