The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers are off to a winning start this season but some key injuries have changed the chemistry and player rotation. á Some have pointed to the Lakers bench as a weakness, which I think is an understandable diagnosis but a premature one. á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á Despite this criticism Lakers forward/center Josh Powell has been a pleasant surprise coming off the bench and filling in for the injured Pau Gasol.á á á á á á á Even though the two power forwards names are pronounced almost the same, Powell is no Pau, but the journeyman NBA veteran is much better than most of the basketball world knows. á á á Always a capable spot up shooter, in the offseason Powell worked hard to extend his range to the three-point line.á ...
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