Starting lineup?

The Lakers starting lineup hasn’t changed in the first eight games of the season. Coach Phil Jackson has given some pretty detailed answers on why he has elected to start Vladimir Radmanovic at the small forward position, ahead of Trevor Ariza and Lamar Odom. But tonight, he gave a rather strange answer when asked about Radmanovic’s status as a starter.

“ I’m not going to answer that question,” Jackson said.

Because?

“ I don’t want to answer that question. I don’t want to talk about it either positively or negatively, and I don’t want him to hear about it.”

Come on, like Vlad reads the papers?

“He has friends who can read.”

Whaaaaaa?

Is something going on, or is Jackson just having fun with us media types?

I guess well have to see when the Lakers starting five comes on to the court tonight.

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