Man...After dedicating my evening to watching the lakers vs clippers Preseason matchup of like "Half" the Lakers squad...I would have to say:
Bynum at Center
Farmar at Point Guard
It seems on this thread that people are making their decisions quickly based on the play of Farmar in relation to Smush. If we weigh each situation between Farmar and Smush the winner still at that point needs to talk to Phil about it. I dont claim to know what Phil has been doing but...reportedly Phil has been watching tape and Phil has been doing part time work with the team. Phil isn't coaching Farmar during PreSeason contests so my $$$ would be on Smush starting.
It sure was fun to watch Farmar. During free throws by both teams he went straight over to the bench to talk to Kurt and the Assistants about various stuff about the game and the teams' approach. I don't recall Smush going out of his way to go over to the coaches, unless they were calling him over for something (atleast he rarely does it). Farmar was over there talking to the coaches constantly. Man that's a good sign
Farmar averaged 27.5 points and 6.5 assists per game as a point guard in high school. Heady stuff. Of course most guys average a lot of points but its a real good sign that Mitch's 1st Round draft pick this year was actually a good one and not John Celestand for a change.
I pick FARMAR, but I have a feeling that traditions with point guards and Phil will lead to Smush starting for the first few months. Phil has always been one for tradition.
I say Bynum at Center because Turiaf's abilities are Taylor Made for the bench. No one usually needs a spark at the beginning of a game. Turiaf is that spark that the team needs mid game, whenever. Turiaf maybe an amazing 6th man, but unless he's a Power Forward starter, I don't see him as a good starting center. His spark abilities off the bench with the second team reserves is SO much more valuable than with the starters...IMO.