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Jamison admits Lakers still not sure where to be on offense

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Among the many things going wrong for a Lakers team looking like it is dealing with information overload this season (they are thinking not just playing), Antawn Jamison has not provided that scoring off the bench the Lakers expected this season.

Like pretty much everything Lakers through three games, he has been a disappointment — he is 3-of-8 shooting for 11 points total, 0-of-3 from beyond the arc and he has really not impacted games at all.

We could chalk this up to Jamison being confused in the Princeton offense like everyone else, except he played in Washington for Eddie Jordan — the Lakers assistant coach and former NBA head man brought in to run the offense.

So what gives?

“I know the offense pretty well, but it’s pretty difficult when one or two guys on the court know where to be at,” Jamison said after the Lakers loss to the Clippers Friday.

But as soon as he said that, he jumped into the “patience” mantra that can be heard throughout the Lakers locker room. And he added he’s not worried about his game, either.

“We all gotta be patient, it’s not about one individual it’s about all of us collectively,” Jamison said. “I think we all gotta be patient and not try to do things outside of our means, and just let it come to us. But it’s frustrating especially when you’re not winning and you want things to happen a little more quickly.

“I think this stretch, it’s hard to say it’s never benefit us in the long run, because we went through some adversity early just trying to get a feel for what to do at both ends of the floor. As far as myself, I’m not worried, it will come. When it comes hopefully it comes at the right time.”

Patience is in short supply in Los Angeles, not so much because the Lakers lost as to how they are doing it. With a softer scheduled stretch of four games coming up — starting with the Pistons Sunday — the Lakers have a chance to get some momentum.

That or really freak Lakers fans out.

Lou Williams hits halfcourt buzzer-beater (video)

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Yeah, the Lakers lost to the Rockets, 134-95, Wednesday. But consider how lopsided that margin would’ve been without Lou Williams‘ halfcourt buzzer-beater.

And if this headline looks familiar, it is.

LeBron James, Cavaliers do water-bottle challenge on bench during blowout win over Knicks (video)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, and Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson entertain themselves by flipping a water bottle trying to get it to land on it's flat bottom during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 126-94, and most starters left the game for the bench at the end of the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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LeBron James did his part – scoring 25 points (on just 10 shots!), dishing seven assists and grabbing six rebounds – to give the Cavaliers an insurmountable lead over the Knicks through three quarters. So, he didn’t even play in the fourth quarter.

As Cleveland put the finishing touches on its 126-94 win, boredom set it. LeBron and a few of his teammates tried to flip a water bottle and have it land upright on the floor. LeBron even dove onto the court to pull the bottle back in after an errant flip!

No, Phil Jackson should not have used the word “posse” to describe LeBron’s business associates and friends. But this is the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen – and I love it.

DeMarcus Cousins says Mavericks’ rumored interest flatters him, but he loves Kings

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) receives a blow to the head from Dallas Mavericks' Dwight Powell as Cousins works to get to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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The Mavericks’ long-rumored interest in DeMarcus Cousins took its most direct public turn before the season, when Dallas signed Cousins’ brother, Jaleel Cousins. Jaleel is now on the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, and I bet he will remain there as DeMarcus approaches 2018 free agency.

Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News:

So, DeMarcus Cousins, what do you think about the Mavericks’ long-rumored interest in acquiring you?

“It’s flattering,” Cousins told me, with a laugh, after the Kings’ Wednesday shootaround at AAC. Then, turning serious, he added of the Mavericks, “I respect them.”

“But,” I said, “I’ve also heard that you like it in Sacramento.”

“No,” Cousins corrected, “I love Sacramento.”

Cousins is getting good at this, toeing the line between appreciating another team’s interest and expressing his satisfaction with the Kings.

And give Cousins credit. He keeps producing at a star level for a team that hasn’t provided him with the proper support. Sacramento again appears headed toward the lottery, even as Cousins averages 29-10.

Questions remain, though: How much of Cousins’ attitude is him trying to make the best of an inescapable situation, and will expanded options in the summer of 2018 test his loyalty?

LeBron James dunks, struts past camerapeople and toward crowd, spooks fan (video)

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LeBron James is dominating, and the Cavaliers are rolling over the Knicks.

It’s almost as if something has LeBron particularly riled up. But maybe ease up a little? That cowering fan isn’t Phil Jackson.