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Breaking News: Kobe Bryant Set To Miss Six Weeks With Knee Injury


The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered yet another severe blow in the backcourt with superstar Kobe Bryant going down with a injury that will keep him out six weeks according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters via Twitter:

As if the injuries to Steve Blake, Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar weren’t bad enough for this team, Bryant going down for the next six weeks is potentially devastating for the Lakers.

Bryant suffered the knee injury in the win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. Despite clearly being bothered by the injury initially, Bryant decided to stay in the game playing through the injury in the fourth quarter.

With Bryant now out for six weeks and Farmar still on the mend along with Nash and Blake, the Lakers’ front office will be officially in desperation mode. Now the team is forced to look for help via free agency with no healthy point guards on the roster or viable replacements outside Xavier Henry and Nick Young.

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  • Zimmeredge

    “the Lakers’ front office will be officially in desperation mode. Now the team is forced to look for help via free agency with no healthy point guards on the roster or viable replacements outside Xavier Henry and Nick Young”

    desperation mode…forced to look help…no healthy pg
    prevent or cure? we’ve been talking about this for 2 or 3 weeks now.

    • Jim213

      Incompetent management who can’t seem to think/plan ahead.

      • fighton

        No offense, but how would YOU have planned for your 4 top guards, including all 3 point guards and your future hall of famer franchise player, to all be out with injuries at the same time?

        • Dragon7s

          I think they planned exactly that (with the exception of Farmar but that played into their plan perfectly).

          The Laker FO is miles ahead of us in their thinking about the future of the organization.

          They are playing chess while we discuss checkers.

          • Jim213

            Wouldn’t take it that far, more so trying to learn chess. Too many bad moves have been made in the past to believe that management will turn things around next season.

            IMO, if management doesn’t address certain things that need to be addressed next off season then the future may look gloomy for the brand down the road.

          • Dragon7s

            While Jim Buss may be somewhat of a novice (I don’t think he is but I’ll cede that point for the sake of argument), Mitch learned at the knee of what I consider the greatest GM of all time, Jerry West. And Mitch is an avid and apt student.

            Laker fans, standby…this is going to be fun. (Cue Stern’s “WTF” face) ;)

        • Jim213

          Planned, wouldn’t have traded for Nash for one thing. IMO, seems like Phx knew something with regards to Nash thus shipped him to LA as today they’re in a better position to play competitively for the long term. That’s my biggest issue is Nash but don’t have a choice now.

          All these issues at the 1 wouldn’t have occurred IMO if the team had a starting PG who played the 1 on a consistent basis thus I doubt Blake would’ve been out today while allowing him to either start of back up Kobe at the 2.

          .

        • Zimmeredge

          you knew Nash was not able to play and was limping coming into the new season. no true off season, stiff neck etc etc
          so basically when the first injury was there (Nash’s injury) you should have just monitor the situation very carefully. Then you had Farmar’s injury… that one was nasty considering that it was quite a long injury. It means putting Blake, a sub, on the court for 38-40 minutes for more than two or three weeks. then kobe got back and blake got injured. and that means playing the mamba for hell of a lot of minutes knowing that he was just getting back from a severe injury.

          • Jim213

            Remember around August when Nash played a few soccer games. He mentioned that he was close to but not at 100% yet has played in less than 7 games or so. IMO, it’s stubborn management beliefs to ride things out rather than make the necessary moves to help the team in the long term.

          • Zimmeredge

            that’s why when I hear fo couldn’t plan or prevent it… but that’s you’re paid for as a gm prevent and plan.
            to me it’s simple they either know what they are doing and they wanted to tank…(or shall I say rocket) the seaon from day one by over or under preparing the players physically to cause all those injuries (yes you can do that in modern sports) and say “damn it’s frustrating! oh lord! it’s bad luck blablabla” or… they do not expect the injury issue see where it leads us and they are forced into that tanking process….
            the worst my friend could be they did not plan on anything…

          • Dragon7s

            Anyone else find it curious that Gary Vitti is one of the most well-respected trainers, not only in the NBA but in all of sports, yet ‘his’ players keep going down with injuries?

            Let that sink in for a moment.

          • Daryl Peek

            Oh boy

  • Jim213

    Knew coach should’ve played Kobe 20 minutes only, SMH. No diss to Kobe but now the bench mob knows that they’ll have to hold the fort down again. Hopefully management can bring in a temporary PG to help the bench mob.

    • Zimmeredge

      expected… they put too much pressure on our back court by not getting a point guard to lower their minutes.
      we’ve been talking about you and i about for a long time and every week it goes on and on and on.
      next on the list… Xavier the bulldozer Henry.

      • Jim213

        I posted on the Grizzlies recap win that Kobe may have more of an advantage helping to stretch the floor by either playing the 2 or 3 once his shooting accuracy returns. IMO, he kept trying to do too much inside while driving to the paint which included dishing the ball out afterwards.

        Kobe hasn’t had the chance to improve his strength and conditioning this past off season given his AT injury as this helps him a lot to prepare for the next season. However, likely see him back in 4-5 weeks IMO.

        Starting to doubt the coach’s ability to place the best player’s on the floor more so now given that Kaman hasn’t played while available aside of trying to cater to vet players who don’t play consistently. This injury mak4es the coach look bad IMO. However, if Pau can’t help to hold the fort down then IMO Gasol should be traded.

        People expected Pau to play better given Kobe’s return but who knows what to expect now. If management used their brains they should realize this rather than being indecisive about things. But management again gets the blame for not truly addressing the starter position foremost.

    • Lakers Fan

      This is terrible news. I honestly don’t know how much the bench mob can do. As you are right, we need a temporary point guard. Nash is done, so the point guard we pick up can stay around for emergency situations.

      I’m not trying to say anything, but doesn’t it seems strange that since D’Antoni has taken over we have been bulldozed with injuries? I don’t know, but it’s like we’ve been cursed or something. This sucks big time tho.

      • Jim213

        IMO, it’s more than that as it seems like many teams are experiencing this too. Given the league’s style transitioning more to small ball = run a gun it may be best to upload on bench depth down the line. Don’t believe they’re any studies about injuries associated to a team’s style of play.

        • Zimmeredge

          physical preparation is a concern. they have to produce more effort on longer stretches. it must imply better physical preparation

          • Jim213

            Agree, but have to throw in one’s physical built too as bigs haven’t faired too good in playing small ball. Pau may still be playing with ankle issues today but it’s difficult for them to play 35+ minutes back and forth IMO.

          • Zimmeredge

            It’s simple you look at Anthony Davis or Andre Drummond tomorrow’s pivot and you look at Gasol’s generation of pivot… look at those guys sprinting it’s breath-taking!

        • Lakers Fan

          I’m not referring to the style of play, I’m speaking hypothetically. It just seems weird that since he has become the head coach we have experienced a lot of injuries.

          • Jim213

            Know but a lot of teams have injuries too. That’s all but who knows the coach may stick with 11 players this season rather than with a shorter rotation.

    • Terrence

      When the injury occurred, it was only around the 20 min. mark. It was a freak injury too, minutes have no bearing on it. He stuck his leg out to brace himself with Tony Allen bumping into him and hyper extended his knee. He hyper extended with enough force to cause the fracture, that’s the freak part of the injury.

      • Zimmeredge

        let’s remember he was NOT meant to play more than he should or could between 20-25 per game.

      • Jim213

        ?! Who’s talking about the current minute the injury occured?! He was averaging 29.5 minutes a game since his return which playing the 1 didn’t help his intended gradual recovery.

        • Daryl Peek

          Position or minutes had nothing to do with it. Whether The team had all the PG’s or not Kobe was gonna attack this just as he did. There no blame to be assessed here. Sometimes shit happens. Kobe has been free of major injury most of his career. This is just a bad time for him that’s all.

          • Jim213

            DISAGREE, again Daryl. Kobe’s returning from injury as he’s mentioned he’s trying to gain his legs under him. Yet he averages 30 minutes a game since his return?Should’ve played 20 minutes and built from there but given the injuries it was obvious.

            One thing is practicing with the team as opposed to playing and defending against top athletic players with younger legs who could care less about one’s health while on the floor.

          • Daryl Peek

            You can disagree all day! Kobe was gonna play the way he did period. You and I both know this. There’s no coddling Kobe. 20 minutes was not an option in his mind either way and no one was gonna force that on him, not even Phil.

          • Zimmeredge

            he was undoubtedly forced to play 30 minutes asa get back because of the injury issue.

          • Daryl Peek

            He was gonna do the regardless man. You know this. Kobe will not half step on anything. You’re talking about a guy who felt he would seriously be ready to start the season opener. That was a real goal fro him.

          • Jim213

            SMH, even the physicians attribute his injury to lack of CONDITIONING (off season foremost) and TOO MANY MINUTES OF PLAY.

            Kobe’s smart Daryl, but seems you’re hypothesizing that Kobe’s EGO trumps Kobe’s his smart’s. C’MON MAN

          • Daryl Peek

            From another post of mine;

            “When asked about his recent knee injury Kobe said; “I’ve hyper extended my knee before”

            A strong Achilles prevents knee hyper extension.

            This means the Achilles injury Kobe suffered was bound to happen. It had nothing to do with the minutes he played last season.”

            His current injury had nothing to do with minutes either. Kobe is smart, but he’s also very driven…

          • Jim213

            Kobe’s injury relates to this season being playing extensive minutes to start off aside of his lack of conditioning MD’s state not I Daryl, MD’s! But all I’m saying is he could’ve gotten away with it in the past given his youth and athleticism.

            However, coming into his final years if he hasn’t learned or observed previous greats then he may not play his final two seasons if his ego gets in the way as opposed to taking the smarter approach.

          • Daryl Peek

            What I wrote was a direct quote from a convo Kobe had with his doctors. His Achilles injury is from all the wear and tear on his body but that’s the total of all of its accumulation (total career) not recent play.

            Were in agreement he should have taken it slower but that’s not in his DNA. Kobe pushed the limits during his recovery I’m sure. Pau eluded to the fact Kobe was in unusually good shape considering he had not played b-ball when he first joined them in practice.

            Kobe was progressing very rapidly in his six games back. He looked better in every game and the difference was drastic! That’s an indications of a player who’s conditioning was very good.

            His recent set back is common and can be just chalked up to tuff luck coupled with likely attacking his recovery too hard and too early on his return. Kobe’s return goals are evidence of this.

          • Jim213

            Cool, but observing MD’s talk about his injury (visual) IMO Kobe should take the remaining season off. Many md’s believe that it’ll be longer than 6 weeks for KB24 to recover as they mention that he should return when the fracture is fully healed otherwise the chances of worsening would get worse thus (possible end of career).

            Thinking about it if he is given the clear in 7-8 weeks (estimate) that puts his return around trade deadline. However, given that he’s just returning from AT injury he’d likely have to work himself back in to shape again 3-4 weeks. Thus, it’s likely that he’d return around mid March while likely playing the remaining 15-20 games left on the schedule.

            IMO, just like some md’s have mentioned (long recovery) there’s no point in coming back in March given that the Lakers aaren’t contending for a title this season!?! Thus, no point in rushing back while possibly risking his to remaining seasons with the team though I still believe and we may probably see Kobe’s playing another year after if healthy IMO.

            Aside of that K Marshall is a good pick up given his style fits the coach’s. Looking at some vids with regards to his D league play he’s shooting better than before possibly as a result of getting more playtime time. Another st rounder who hasn’t another chance to prove himself.

            IMO, almost resembles Tony Parker (style) somewhat though needs to work on his game like he’s brought up. Believe he’s left handed too (if correct) X Henry should take some pointers from him with regards to improving his drives inside as KM seems to layup shots right handed too.

          • Daryl Peek

            I’ve heard some doctors say 6 weeks is a very modest turnaround time for this fracture also. Shaq summed it up best on TNT tonight. Kobe will not have surgery on this but will likely put a cast on, rest for a few weeks and then start working out again twice a day dead set on returning at or before projected time.

            I worry about his pushing too hard first and foremost but that is who he is and changing that would likely mean the end of the Kobe we’ve all come to know. Kobe will hang them up before he cedes lowered expectations for himself.

            Time will tell what this challenge presents but he will attack it no doubt.

            As far as Marshall goes, I hope the kid can show something. He came out of school too early IMO. He’ll likely get some garbage minutes for the most part, unless he blows MDA out the water in practice.

  • Daryl Peek

    Ok, I been on the patience’s theme. Time to panic and go get a PG. To the I told ya so crew, I bow down.

    • Zimmeredge

      come on bro no bad feelings between you and I ;)
      we had different point of view. but we are in the same boat at the end of the day. :)

      • Daryl Peek

        I never take this stuff personal. I’m very stubborn but will admit when I’m proven wrong. Just saying.

        • Zimmeredge

          no big deal between us bro

    • LakersHeatBeef

      Daryl no need to bow down to anyone man.We are all your friend and we got you’re best interest in mind which is the Lakers.I love you’re support for the team.I am one of those posters on here that kept saying get a point guard maybe i am a Psychic but it was my inner intuition that made me say the things i said about getting a Point Guard.Much more now i am worries now that this Kobe Bryant news came out about his knee injury.

      I am really concerned about the Kobe injury,i don’t want to say too much about it right now,but the future is not looking that bright as it once did for Kobe.I love Kobe and everything but this is just bad news.

  • Terry

    Trade Pau now for picks or whatever assets and let the young guys play and develop talent and skill-wise. Start buiding for the future…NOW.

  • Hksaram

    this wouldn’t have happened if Stern didn’t block the CP3 trade!

    • Sam

      I will always have this grudge as well.

    • SoulChorea

      LOL I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or if you’re legit as mad as I am at that…I still can’t get over it. There’s gonna be a long-standing CP3 curse on the Lakers. If you are being sarcastic, then that was a good one as well LOL

    • Tim

      It took some unprecedented arm twisting and backstage politics from Mark Cuban, Dan Gilbert, Michael Jorda, and other small market owners to undo that deal. Did Stern even return the 50k fine Phil paid for his comments when the NBA announced they would take over running the Hornets until a buyer comes? How there’s conflict of interest issues when comes time for trades and such? Stern kept saying it will be no problem and the Hornets front office can run things as usual, and then “basketball reasons” happened. Phl called out that BS scenario and he was right all along.

  • Mark

    Time now to just cross fingers and gather up some pingpong balls. Just play them young dudes now and see if there are some gems among them. The team did play ok without Kobe going 10-9. D’Antoni’s offense fitted them well. Yes, 10-9 is not Laker standards, but lets be realistic and remove pride and ego and see this team and next few seasons for what it is: REBUILDING.

  • Hanzo

    The D’Antoni/Nash experiment has failed…we put all our eggs into one basket. play it out for the rest of the season and start again please.

  • James

    Father Time is the biggest and baddest G out there. Just shut Kobe down for the year and let the young guys Henry, Young, etc..roll. See if there are takers for Pau and just let these merry band of minimums we got go out there, run D’Antoni’s offense which seems to fit them well, and play for free agency AND the lottery.

  • TonyZ

    This is actually good for Kobe so he can give his Achilles a bit more rest !!!

    • Daryl Peek

      From what some say this injury is fairly common after an Achilles tear. Our Lakers are cursed it seems. Too many injuries. SMH

    • 3339

      ya so instead of just dealing with an achilles recovery, throw a knee injury at him as well.

  • Dragon7s

    Lakers: Officially in the Riggin’ for Wiggins Sweepstakes.

    Seriously, another tough break in a long line of tough breaks for the Lakers.

    Time to regroup and assess what we really expect for this season.
    Gaining a playoff spot was already barely within the realm of possibility but now there’s no chance.
    I feel bad for the team since they’ve worked their asses off to try and prove the naysayers wrong.
    Sorry Pau but your time has come. Trade him for whatever assets can be had, hope Nash medically retires, allow Kobe and Blake time to heal and have fun in the meantime.
    The Lakers won’t be winning but hopefully they will be fun to watch since no one expects them to win much anytime soon.
    I hope they play with the reckless abandon that comes with lowered expectations.

    • Jim213

      Some say management wants to save a million $$ or two but they stand to lose more down the road.

      • Dragon7s

        My thinking is just the opposite…lose a few million $$ now to recoup many millions later.

        See my post in the Nash article. ;)

        • Jim213

          Could’ve recouped this and more if they would’ve made the playoffs which currently is up in the air given all the injuries.

          • Dragon7s

            The difference between PO money and Championship money is massive.

            Dr. Buss was a world-reknowned Poker player and don’t think Jim didn’t learn something along the way about risk/reward.

          • Zimmeredge

            Dr Buss is gone.

          • Dragon7s

            Yet his legacy lives on…and always will.

            What people tend to forget is that the Lakers are the Buss family’s primary source of income, unlike any other NBA franchise.
            Let that sink in for a moment….I’ll wait.

          • Zimmeredge

            primary source of income… so they need to win to make that investment valuable.

            but who’s running the show does not matter. what matter is how do you run the show. one could know nothing about bball yet be a good manager because you listen at the good people. and in the mean time one could be hell of good specialist of basketball and run your franchise to the wall (no wink to MJ on this one).

          • Dragon7s

            “primary source of income… so they need to win to make that investment valuable.”

            Thanks for making my point.

          • Zimmeredge

            my pleasure :)

          • Jim213

            Yes, no reason that a good business man couldn’t have made the playoffs while helping to address the needs of the team and for the possible long term. But one shoe at a time or should I say sock at a time.

          • Dragon7s

            And commit themselves to the Purgatory of the NBA, i.e. make the PO’s as a 7th or 8th seed and continue to be mediocre?

            What most people fail to realise is the impact of the new CBA.
            The biggest effect is that superstars will rarely change teams.
            So, it’s imperative that GM’s build teams through the draft and signing FA’s that outperform their contracts.

            The Lakers on signing players that outperform their contracts? Spot on!
            Finding draft picks? The jury is still out especially since the lockout season and the gutting of the scouting department.

          • Zimmeredge

            hire Jerry West in order to get n#13 aka the real n#1 ;)

          • Dragon7s

            I wish…lol

          • Zimmeredge

            i don’t have any preference for the next draft… it seems that if we are in the lottery and let gasol walk at the end of the season we might need a af/c so Randle or Embiid.

          • jeremy

            lakers havent been that bad. they drafted farmar,sasha,luke who was good till the back injury,sacre look decent,kelly could be a nice piece. we also got bynum. so they all might not be kobe like talent. but lakers arent that bad at drafting when needed. we also drafted toney douglas and marc gasol.even if those 2 never even did anything for the lakers

          • Dragon7s

            Embiid would be a great pick but unless the Lakers are lucky enough to draft top 5, I don’t see it happening.

          • Jim213

            Obviously you prefer the tank approach but if a trade is to take place it’ll likely help to unload some of the cap tax. But draft picks will help down the line (4-5yrs) not today or next season thus given the CBA agreement those players getting off of rookie pay will likely seek a more competitive team or bigger salary

            Thus odds of small markets holding their young talent won’t increase if they fail to build around them in a timely manner as opposed to down the line.The team has better overall depth this year than in the past but are missing certain key starters at crucial positions to get the most out of this roster. If a trade is made it should benefit the team in the long term rather than temporarily.

            But the last time that the Lakers acquired a franchise player was in 1996 (KB24). Since FO has dealt 1st rounders away for mediocre pickups and haven’t managed to draft future starters as success is attributed to free agency foremost not drafting. Don’t believe things will change overnight so rather than wait, make some moves to help build for the future today rather than in FA given that everyone is loading and unloading.

          • Zimmeredge

            man you speak the truth and we are in total agreement. we’ve never been amazing at drafting players and you cannot develop as okc cleveland heat spurs in the snap of a finger.
            we have a history of drafting payers. but it’s one per generation. hope it’s our generation.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Lakers have drafted some of the best players ever.Here is a few players the Lakers drafted.
            Elgin Baylor
            Jerry West
            Gail Goodrich
            Norm Nixon
            Earvin Magic Johnson
            James Worthy
            A.C. Green
            Vlade Divac
            Elden Campbell
            Nick Van Excel
            Eddie Jones
            Kobe Bryant Draft Rights From Hornets
            Derek Fisher
            Andrew Bynum

          • Zimmeredge

            how many superstars?
            Bryant? Magic? West? Baylor? Goodrich?
            The truth is we haven’t draft a true franchise player or future superstar since Kobe…

          • jeremy

            bynum is one if his knees didnt hate him.you dont think marc is, look how big of a lost that is for the griz not having their star center

          • Zimmeredge

            Gasol was second round draft picks. Bynum? no need to argue on this one… trying get rid since 2011 yet trade him to get Dwight Howard and keep Pau…
            we don’t know how to use our picks.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            True but look where we been drafting in the crapper towards the bottom.When we got in the top 15 we nabbed Kobe Bryant and when we got in the top 10 we nabbed Andrew Bynum.

            We need a high pick top lottery positioning and this is supposedly the best draft in a decade,well if the Lakers repeat history when picking in the top 10 they have come through with Elgin,Logo,Gail,Magic,Worthy,Kobe,Bynum.I am confident the Lakers will hit a home run if they are in the lottery.But it’s just my personal opinion banking on history,

          • Zimmeredge

            that being said, you do agree with me: we are not meant to be a “draft team” like Okc or Cleveland for example.
            the fact that we have spent most of our draft pick for a decade for subpar players is the best example.
            we are better at grooming off the radar and develop them as role players for two decades.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Actually Kobe was top 13.But Eddie Jones was pick #10.Also Nick Van Excel and Marc Gasol are all time second round heist in NBA History.Plus drafting Michael Cooper in round number 3 is a huge steal.Lakers are going to rev up the lottery process if things don’t heal up this season IMO.

          • Zimmeredge

            you forget to mention that we HAD people who knew what they were doing. Jerry West west was there in 96. he got us that trade done in 07.
            I really don’t about Mitch he has done some spectacular move on the trade market… but draft pick… he was more or less adviced by Jerry. Jerry has always been an amazing scout… what he has done for Memphis or GSW lately is superb!

          • jeremy

            but what dfferent there is teams like the griz and GSW, is those teams had good draft spots to get good talent. as for the lakers we either had late first round picks or no first round picks. but sacre Turing out to be a decent pick if he stay with the team long term

          • Zimmeredge

            we had those high picks we just wasted them to get average players.

            Nash against first round draft pick 13 and 15… that’s a numb move when you know that you’ll have to rebuild sooner or later. I hope we won’t waste any of our 16, 17 (unlikely to get this one because we use to to trade Dwight).

          • LakersHeatBeef

            I don’t want doubt Jim Buss or Mitch Kupchak but yes they seem to be in a huge position with this Kobe injury.As for Jerry West he is the best GM of all time and he drafted most those players i mentioned and he signed Shaq in free agency.Also yes Jerry West turned GSW around by using the draft.Plus keep in mind Ronnie Lester the top scout in the NBA is in Phoenix helping the Suns scouting department.

            Marty Blake is the best scout of all time and he is dead of old age he used to recommend players to the Lakers back in the old days.Lakers need advice if they are really headed into the Lottery.

            I am just a fan but from what i know Andrew Wiggins is not the best player coming up in the draft it is actually Jabari Parker by a landslide.Jabari Parker is basically Kevin Durant and LeBron James all in one player.Jabari Parker is the best college player i have seen since Tim Duncan.

          • Zimmeredge

            I doubt we will land JP in LA but he is an amazing player tho… I think we will try to get a massive inside presence so more Randle or Embiid. i did not focus on ncaa bball but sure now i will watch carefully hahah :D

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Inside presence is always in the Lakers plans so it seems.Given the great tradition of the Lakers a big man is the most likely pick in a loaded lottery.If they even make the lottery which is very possible with all these freak injuries and tough Western Conference.

            NCAA big men currently well my top guy is Julius Randle and second on my list is this underrated beast from Michigan State Adreian Payne and Willie Cauley-Stein is defensive enforcer a stud at defense much like a Marcus Camby type of player.

            I would be very careful before even thinking about draft Joe Embiid because he just started playing a few short years ago and he has looked awkward in the games i have watched he seems too raw like a major project.Oh maybe Adam Silver will have a frozen Envelope for the Lakers to draft #1 to get Jabari Parker lol hahaha.

          • Zimmeredge

            Cauley-Stein the wanna look-like The Stealt. good rim protector tho
            I Believe in an inside guy and Randle fits perfectly in cas we trade Gasol for Chandler because he is a guy who’s not afraid to shoot. and in time he will get better inside that’s perfect for FA 15-16-17.

          • Daryl Peek

            How long will it take for a draft pick to become a feature player? These hyped up kids will not be NBA talent level factors for three to four seasons. This is the problem with tanking, especially for the Lakers. Tim Duncan played 4 years of college ball. KD is just now coming into his own but has no ring 6 years into his career. Same goes for LeBron.

            I really trip off how Lakers fans think this franchise can just magically slide into this tanking model and not suffer 4-5 years of mediocre basketball thereafter? This does not work here. You’ve got to bring in players ready to help the team compete within a year or two at most.

            Also keep in mind West missed on plenty of draft picks.

          • Zimmeredge

            that’s the reason why I talked about true superstars… they are few players like Magic or Bryant… we are lucky enough to get ONE of those amazing talent every 20years or so, so fingers crossed.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            I am not promoting tanking but with all these injuries and a tough Western Conference it is a lot to ask the Lakers to do if we expect a automatic playoffs berth.It is a work in progress this season.It has taken

            Damian Lillard 2 seasons to become the featured scorer and ball distributor on his first place team Portland Blazers.It took Magic Johnson 1 season to be a Finals MVP.Larry Bird was the go to guy from day 1.Michael Jordan and LeBron were the go to guy from day 1.David Robinson was the go to guy from day 1.Shaq was the go to guy from day 1.

            Kareem was the go to guy from day 1.Hakeem was the go to guy from day 1.Zeke Thomas was the go to guy from day 1.I am done typing my finger hurts or else i would go on until tomorrow lol.

          • Daryl Peek

            How long did it take most of those rare types to win lead their teams to a championship? Magic and Kareem are the exceptions. all the others took years…

          • LakersHeatBeef

            It’s not always about championships,sometimes player development is the key to success.Paul George and LeBron James are studs no matter how long it took them to win anything.I would rather have Jabari Parker rather than Steve Nash right now as of today.But to each his own.Rookie contracts are a huge discount with the way they are structured.Jabari would be slotted in to make half of what Steve Nash is making this season and next season.

          • Daryl Peek

            Agreed but this franchise will never sacrifice competing for a potential draft pic. If they happen to stink trying cool but there will never be an intent.

            Ive watched a little of Parker and he looks like the real deal. Wiggins I’m not sold on yet. The Lakers will have a first round pic this season whether it’s lottery or top 30. The best player will be added to the team. Racking our brains on a lottery pick is just crazy IMO.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Yeah i am not sure how this will all unfold tbh but if history is a true indicator the Lakers will compete as best they can no matter who is injured.If they miss the playoffs and end up in the lottery and they win the lottery they will already know who they want.We should just enjoy the NBA season and if a great young stud is drafted by the Lakers and it pans out then wonderful news.Lakers are a very proud franchise.

            But yes i can assure you Jabari Parker is 100% NBA ready he is truthfully the best wing player i have ever seen in NCAA basketball.Andrew Wiggins seemed a bit too raw and like he was not as skilled or ready for the spotlight yet,Wiggins is not at all the guy i want at #1 it’s Jabari Parker of course if i was a NBA GM drafting #1.

          • Zimmeredge

            Wiggins was the hype product because of his highlights. Parker for a moment went off the radar…but now he is the most nba ready talent from what i’ve read about him.

            imo, even if we tank we would be very fortunate and lucky to win the lottery. look at the worst teams in the league….

          • Zimmeredge

            the truth is that when Magic went in he was surrounded by great players with Jabbar, Nixon, Wilkes, Chones or Cooper.
            Same thing for Kobe Shaq, Horry, Scott, Jones, Van Exel, Campbell…
            those two rarities were surrounded…

            if you bring Parker what do you have? Lebron brought the Cavs to the finals because the east is a liability it won’t happen in the west. people tend to forget that. If you don’t have 2-3 all star players + bench + coach that will never happen.
            some might say Kobe can have this role… it’s a “wait & see” situation.

          • Jim213

            Good list but when it comes to FRANCHISE PLAYERS…
            Elgin Baylor (1958), Jerry West (1960), Magic Johnson (1979), KB24 (1996), IMO are franchise players with James Worthy, not too far behind.

            The rest of them aside of Bynum were great contributing role players for the Lakers. But what franchise player has Kupcake brought in to help build a team around him/them. Proved my point, thanks

            P.S. J West aided in drafting 8 of these players back in the day.

          • Dragon7s

            The current CBA is set up so that it’s difficult for marquee players to move and also let’s teams lock up promising rookies at the end of their contracts.
            Given those two factors, it’s become extremely difficult to build a contender based solely on who has the biggest wallet.

          • Jim213

            True, but star players want to win NOW rather than wait down the road thanks to the big 3 (HEAT) ex. DH who thankfully left. The commissioner also mentioned he doesn’t intend on lowering the salary cap even more which benefits smaller markets who seek to limit big markets from flexing their muscles $$ while the Lakers revenue sharing continues to increase SMH.

            One may see another big 3 play for one team in the future if winning title’s is what it’s about foremost. But best to expect at least 2 stars and a deep bench down the road given the CBA at least into the next discussion given that things will change/ be influenced by Kobe’s $24 mil pay the next few years.

            Last CBA favored the owners as players will likely be looking for more leeway or revenue from the owners would’ve benefited from the cap limit expenditure,

          • Daryl Peek

            It’s not about recouping money. It’s about working the CBA rules so you can have the most FA signing ability going forward. This is what most ignore

  • 3339

    damn, damn, damn.
    rough times.
    Lakers need to cut their losses and start over.
    dantoni is not the coach of the future so dump him and get someone else in here that can lead not run a circus like he is.
    We have some nice players but we can’t build rings around them, we need players to build around. This years draft is a perfect place to find them.
    But seriously if we get a better coach in here + a good pick, then a big FA will be attracted to us and we will be back on track.

  • C*HarrisTHEboss

    Really now?

  • Stefan Kefi Ivkovic

    Get Darius Morris back !!!! perspective young guard , he would fit really good in this team

  • Daryl Peek

    Silver lining, the fun uptempo b-ball will be back. Hopefully Pau will continue to step up.

    • Troy

      Highly doubt it. Pau refuses to dive down the basket and post up after setting picks, and when he gets the ball within 6ft down low with all the room in the world to post up and do his thing, he gets pushed out easily, and ends up settling for a weak outside J that barely hits the rim. For the most part, the team went 10-9 without Kobe inspite of Pau.

      • Daryl Peek

        Keep in mind they were 6-2 over the last 8 games leading up to Kobe’s return, inspite of Gasol. You never know?

    • 3339

      there is no silver lining here.

    • Dragon7s

      The up-tempo style will assuredly be back and Pau’s brief audition with Kobe back will give him just enough value to facilitate a trade that actually brings back assets the Lakers can use.

      This season is obviously lost but as Laker fans, we can choose to see the big picture and that’s future championships.
      The Lakers are now set up nearly perfectly to build a team for the future that not only garners Kobe his 6th ring but could inevitably win a couple of more championships over the next few years.

  • joe23

    better without kobe, so that this young guys can play their uptempo game…

    thats what you get for signing kobe early with the extension worth $48mil… knee fracture is hard to heal specially when your old, just like nash… now this lakers are paying kobe and nash with this $$$ while their only doing is sitting with their injuries…

    next lakers breaking news: Mitch Kupchack is resigning.

  • jeremy

    oh man what the lineups going to be now?

  • jeremy

    so who the back up guards now? i can see kaman or kelly getting min now if they dont get someone. man this really sucks. only 2 guards left with young and wes who can play SG. i guess it might be time to say f it and just try to get a good draft pick

  • jeremy

    so the guards now are henry,wes,meek and young with maybe willams moving to SF and then we could see im guessing kelly get Williams min at PF

  • Isaiah Leon

    Lakers really need to go out and sign someone right now. No more waiting Mitch! Guys that are available to get: Kendall Marshall, Shannon Brown, Seth Curry, Pierre Jackson, Jonny Flynn. One of those guys could really help us right now because we dont have a PG and Henry and Meeks can’t do it all by themselves. Only guys we have on the bench now is Young, Williams, and Sacre. Come front office! Go sign someone pronto! Go Lakers!!

    • jeremy

      i think lakers at this point are just tanking it without showing it. if they really wanted to play for this year they would of got a PG. they could ad a PG but i really think they are in tank mode now

      • Isaiah Leon

        True but i dont know if the lakers are really looking to tank. but if they are a andrew wiggins and jabari parker could really be great for the future

        • jeremy

          i believe they are they see how much they need a true PG and they know herny far from a PG. so if lakers really wanted to play for this year i think we would of had a pG by now.

    • Dragon7s

      Lakers have a full roster and won’t be taking on any other contracts.

      This is what the owners bargained for with the new CBA and now they have to live with it.
      They will regret this in the long run.

      David Stern’s short-sighted gift to the future of the NBA…surprise!

      • jeremy

        lakers dont have a full roster. lakers actually have 14 and i could see the lakers getting a player for just this season.

  • Lakers Fan

    Has D’Antoni cursed the Lakers? I mean got damn we’ve been bulldozed with non stop injuries since he came, dating back to last season. This is what happens when the Lakers management make questionable decisions. When Farmar went down, there should have been a point guard brought in then. But no, they make Blake play extra minutes then he turns around and gets hurt. As if that’s not enough to bring in a point guard, they move Kobe to point and have Xavier playing point off the bench. Now this has happened. Who’s next, Xavier? Young? This is terrible news, but surely could have been prevented if things had been taken care of when they needed to be.

    • jeremy

      it easy we are tanking. lakers dont want to say it but they have all the chances in the world to do a trade or sign a PG. but were not. the writing on the wall. as for me i dont care anymore if we tank as long as the lakers still are fun to watch this year

      • Dragon7s

        You and I are on the same page…the Lakers are implementing the prefect anti-tanking tanking strategy.

        And as much as Laker fans want to win, no matter the cost, we enjoy the Lakers putting on a show (Showtime?) even more.

        • jeremy

          yup lakers are playing mind games with the whole world and it a smart play. make us think were trying but in the end we want to try to get a good draft pick. with all these injures and not really rushing to add a PG show lakers are in it for next year

          • Dragon7s

            And I, for one, have no problem with that.
            The Lakers will be fun to watch, win or lose.

            And next season we’ll begin to see the rebuilding of the next Laker dynasty.

          • Zimmeredge

            trade Pau too rebuild every thing as soon as you can. do it but no half measures this time!

      • Lakers Fan

        This is exactly why I was one of the few fans on board for the Lakers tanking when the tank debate blog was up. Now that everyone sees that’s possibly been the plan along, it’s time to accept it. Like I stated then, I don’t care if we tank because a draft like the upcoming draft don’t come around too often.

        This is a smart move, if we are tanking. They know it’s now hard to snatch star players away from their teams. They know there are more attractable teams than the Lakers right now. So they are going to draft a young stud to groom, just like they did Kobe. That way when Kobe retires, we will have our future to depend on. At the moment tho, I’m both excited and disappointed. I hate to see two legends(Kobe,Nash) have to go through this, but it’s time to build towards the future and that’s what the Lakers are doing.

    • Dragon7s

      It’s not a curse..last season was an anomaly in some ways but was also a reminder that the best teams are built around a nucleus of a couple of star players and the right mix of role players.

      Last season was a desperation play by the FO to try and win Dr. Buss another championship before he passed but as we saw with Payton/Malone, that’s not how championships are won.

  • chris

    Stop the madness. This coaches approach training is prone to injuries if you have not noticed. We need bunch of high school kids to keep up with DeAntoni game.

  • jeremy

    lakers are just playing mind games with us at this point. who knows next season could be a whole new team even a coach. gotta love the lakers and what there doing.

  • 3&D

    Get Darius Morris back !!!! perspective young guard , he would fit really good in this team……..or Bring Arenas for now….than trade Blake and Kaman for Bledsoe and Plumlee….and Gasol for Chandler and J.R. Smith

    • jeremy

      it wont be that easy to get those guys. it going to cost more to get blesose and plumlee then just blake and kaman. as for that knicks trade i can see that happening , but i dont see the lakers wanting a struggling smith with the contract he has

  • Snoopy Hampton

    Lakers is just a snake bitten team.Kobe Bryant injured after 6 games SMH and Nash gone forever probably SMH.It’s time to tear down this bitch and start over.Saddest day is today in a very long time Kobe meant a whole lot to me and to many serious Lakers fans.

    Steve Nash is a Hall Of Fame player and he is injured also sadly.Pau Gasol can’t carry the whole load it’s too much to ask of him.Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar are also injured and the roster is talented but not enough to even scrape 45 wins right now.It’s looking bleak right now.

    Hey my biggest question is what will happen if Kobe Bryant just ca’t comeback ever again like if comes up lame again and says he won’t play this season.Will the Lakers try him out in the next season and if he is good and healthy use him if not and he is injured and finished what will happen and i want to know what the league rules are on such a serious situation and huge contract for big money?

    I am a very saddened and distraught Lakers season ticket holder and i am a huge Kobe fan and this is just a sad day for all the Lakers fans with many questions and few answers.Lakers must rebuild the hard way long and through the draft and free agency.Also make any trades that can happen.Kobe means so much to the Buss family.Crying now.

  • Rod

    I was hell bent against it and would be ready to fight anybody (literally) who tells me they should, but now……TANK!!! TANK!!!!

  • Roger

    ff the Lakers front office remotely and secretly considered “tanking” at the beginning of the season but had to nix it because of tremendous fan pressure against it as to how it goes against Laker tradition and all that, well, the basketball Gods gave them a way out and the reason they need to go full bore with that plan.

    • Dragon7s

      Their plan never wavered. In fact, everything has gone accordingly to plan with bonuses of Farmar’s hamstring injury and now Kobe’s fracture. Those simply played into what was already turning out to be a very successful plan, i.e. tank while still putting butts in the seats of Staples Center.

  • Anne Craig

    I was listening to ESPN this afternoon, and there is help available right there in the D-Fenders — Kareem RUsh and an outside chance at either Chris Duhon or Darius Morris. I prefer Morris as the backup to Farmar, but that is me.

  • Andrew Wiggins Fan

    Big picture tank.Long term plan is to just remember Kobe means everything to the Lakers and if he can’t go anymore then we got a big problem my Lakers brothers and sisters.I just got the idea it’s time to tank when i saw 3 point guards injured and now i get news that Kobe Bryant has a knee injury,Microfracture is not in the conversation at this time.DR. Michael Kaplan just said 6 weeks is a wishful thinking type of number it will be a lot longer than that.Sad stuff.I am defeated right now.

  • jeremy

    if i was the lakers i would build for the future now, lakers should really think about getting a guy like seth curry who could have bright future in the NBA. the lakers would be the perfect team for him to get real min. since the lakers arent going to win a ring this year why not get curry and see how he does.

    • Andrew Wiggins Fan

      Agreed as i cry typing this.Sad days my Lakers brothers and sister.

    • Daryl Peek

      As bad as it looks now, it seems they are not gonna panic. Unless Farmar is out longer than anticipated, it seems no one will be brought in. I wouldn’t rule out a trade, say Kaman for whatever you can get. This adds no luxury tax dollars.

      The future is gonna be taken care of. It seem there will be no deviation from the luxury tax plan.

      • Dragon7s

        There can’t be any deviation from avoiding the luxury tax.
        Despite the Lakers being flush with cash via their tv deal, there’s no way they can justify being over the threshold as a multi “offender” under the current CBA.

        The owners shot themselves in the foot (balls?) and now have to live with a diminished product league-wide.

        This is going to get ugly folks. :(

        • Daryl Peek

          Very short term. If they get under by Feb. they will have the full complement of FA signing ability.

  • Daryl Peek

    Here comes the think tankers. It’s not gonna happen. They competed without Kobe and they will do so going forward…

    • Bart Is Smart

      Don’t know what you expect from this lineup?

      • Daryl Peek

        I expect them to compete. We will see this tomorrow night against a very good Timberwolves team.

        • jeremy

          but they wont be the same lakers, because they dont have blake or farmar. lakers will struggle.

          • Daryl Peek

            We’ll see

        • Bart Is Smart

          Fair enough.I will support the Lakers even if they don’t win.

    • Dragon7s

      Huh? Sorry, not understanding your point.

      • Daryl Peek

        Those calling for the team to tank. They will compete best they can regardless of this set back.

        • Dragon7s

          Ah, play on words…my bad :p

          And yes, they will and they will be fun to watch, win or lose.

    • jeremy

      they wont compete without a true PG. lakers did so well without kobe when they had blake and farmar, now that Henry the PG lakers will struggle. this team isnt the same lakers before kobe came back meeks is struggling and like i said they dont have a true PG also the defense is no where to be seen. im sorry but tanking might be the best thing for the lakers since as of right now lakers will only get the 8th seed with the way things are going

      • Daryl Peek

        I’m not with the gloom and doom. These guys showed me too much heart. It all hinges on Pau. If he continues to step up we’ll be fine til Farmar gets back.

        • jeremy

          im not saying they wont play with heart, but with all these injures it will hurt them and lakers will struggle to win. plus i would like to see pau do well, but we all seen how he struggle to carry the team.

  • Devean

    Incoming new NBA commissioner (Silver?) already has the Laker envelope in his freezer as we speak. Figure just a moment of brevity in the midst of this bad news. If the Lakers finish around 38-44 give or take a couple games either way, and has the longest odds of all lottery teams (at least they have a chance right?) to win, and DOES win the top pick. LOL I can only imagine the conspiracy theories. Well, if Dan Gilbert and the other owners who cried and got the CP3 deal vetoed downs a jug of kerosene or simply hung themselves in their front porch to just end themselves, I hope it happens.

  • jeremy

    i have nothing but love for the lakers, but with all these injures and lakers without a true PG it just hard to see a bright future for them. they will give it their all but i just see them struggling to win from here on out. so why not just play for next year and start getting pieces for the future. having a good future is better then struggling to get the 8th spot

    • Daryl Peek

      Gotta calm down man. Only projected to be without a PG for four more games as of now.

      • Zimmeredge

        Daryl: “as of now” as you say… but you do understand, as i told you before, that those guys are bench players and they can’t really play like that… 4 or 5 games (not sure Farmar will get back tho) with 40+ minutes in their legs will kill them sooner and later. it’s a vicious cercle.

        • Daryl Peek

          That’s always a possibility. You’re talking about much younger players than Kobe or Nash tho. The hamstring injury Farmar had is very common and could happen walking fast. Gotta think positive man. Sooner or later player will get healthy. I’d like to see them trade Kaman for a PG but I fully understand them not just bringing in a player.

          • Zimmeredge

            i was full of hope at the beginning of the season. i even envision great things (6-2) but now, our current situation is so desperate… man i think the season will be like this until the end. i want it to end or restart already.
            this plague isn’t not gonna stop. you talk about these young guys they don’t have the same or lets say more professionnal work ethic as Kobe… i mean nutrition wise… most of the muscular injuries happens because of a lack of hydratation or bad eating or bad sleeping/resting… lets hope those young guys prone to the joy of nachos will get more serious. it’s not always bad luck. bonebruised like Kobe it’s bad luck, gasol and hill’s ankle bad luck. muscle injury it’s never bad luck believe me ;)

    • Zimmeredge

      you care about the future, care about the present bro… 4 or 5 games to go with 2 available players backcourt… how many minutes they will play? 40? 45? they will get injured too… especially “Bulldozer Xavier”… Farmar getting back an playing 40 minutes… bang injured again… :)
      if the fo was caring about roster’s health they should’ve get a pg asa Farmar injured himself.

      • jeremy

        they actually have 4, wes and young can side down to play SG. and yes it would be nice to see the lakers do something to add pieces but the way lakers are talking doesnt seem they will make any moves any time soon. so lakers are just going to roll with what we got and hope for the best

    • Andrew Wiggins Fan

      @disqus_xPPGcjx1W4:disqus gotcha man it makes sense.It might be no choice but to lose without Kobe+Nash+Farmar+Blake+Kaman so yeah it’s over IMO.But if at full health then yeah playoffs team.Need Steve Blake back and Kobe+Nash i am not too crazy about Jordan Farmar at point guard but he does turn the ball over frequently.

      • Dragon7s

        Did you actually do some research on Farmar’s turnovers vs Blake before you posted that?

        • Daryl Peek

          Farmar was a turnover machine going up against back ups man. Blake didn’t start having turnover problems til his injury. You can’t look up the numbers on this simply because the totals are skewed. Farmar was getting better his last few games played but he was horrible prior to then.

          • Dragon7s

            And your point is?
            Farmar is acclimating to his new teammates which bodes well for the future?

            I can still show you the stats/advanced metrics that show that Blake is much more turnover prone than Farmar is.

            Stats…./nba…com

          • Daryl Peek

            Blake had the best turnover to assist ratio this season as a top ten PG. He was getting acclimated to his new teammates also. Gasol was the only returning starter.

            Again Jordan was battling reserves. The style of play was better suited for him via the bench mob. The bench mob were the first ones in training camp. Pau was not there early on.

            Again Blake began to have high turnovers after his injury against the Wizards. Prior to that he was on point forreal.

          • Dragon7s

            Sorry, the advanced stats say differently.
            Early games means small sample size…over time, Blake and Farmar were nearly equal in TO/assist ratio as I posted previously.
            Yeah, yeah…I heard you the first time…Farmar was playing against the opposing bench but that also meant he wasn’t playing with the best scorers on the team. Double-edged sword.

  • Andrew Wiggins Fan

    I have no idea why the Lakers are having so much bad luck.They must be cursed.Lady Luck is not on the Lakers side anymore.Kobe please comeback.

  • Marty Susman

    This six weeks are the beginning of the next two years with an old Kobe. Kiss off the $50,000,000 boys in the front office, it was a HUGE mistake to give to an aging star who will never be anywhere near where he was & will be a drain on the team salary. You guys in the front office tried Malone & Peyton, then Nash & Kobe & all four were screw ups… I have no clue who in the front office decided on the old guys but whom ever out was, they need to say bye bye. We have a man called Phil who can take over as GM if baby Buss leaves him alone. (We also need to tell Pgil no one traded to the Lakers over 25 years of age)

    • Zimmeredge

      as sad as this news is to me but Phil will never ever be working (officially) for the Lakers. he might give advice but he will not be the gm nor the hc anymore. move on or stay stuck in the past you choose.
      The best you can hope is Jerry West coming back to get us the best draft pick this summer.

      • jeremy

        i think we just got to trust mitch, lakers were in this same spot after phil first left and down the line mitch got us the team we needed and then we got 2 more rings. we just need to wait and not wish for a good team to happen so fast. it takes time to get a good team and that what going to happen with this laker team.

        • Zimmeredge

          mmmh Jerry West was in Memphis so in a way he helped us a little bit with Gasol’s trade just before retiring.

          • jeremy

            byunm , marc gasol?

          • Zimmeredge

            who and where is Andrew Bynum now? his knees are dead!
            Marc? might be the only regret unless we got his big bro in exchange that we are (ironically) desperately trying to trade for 2 or 3 years now.

          • Dragon7s

            That makes it sound like Jerry West was helping the Lakers to the detriment of the Grizz.
            Do you really think he would sacrifice his principles to do that?

          • Zimmeredge

            no because he saw marc’s potential and he had to make a financial decision. Gasol was way too expensive for the grizz’s plans at that time. he also took the player’s will into consideration and he knew he couldn’t offer him a true title contender team.

    • GM Jack

      Payton and Malone pushed the Lakers over the hump pass the Spurs to be in the finals in 2004. That was a good investment. Payton produced 14.6 p, 5.5 a per game @ $4.9 Mil. Malone was 13.2 p, 7.8 reb. per game at $ 1.5 mil ( a free gift even for that time). Great Value! Now, Kobe, and Nash and Gasol are eating up $58 mil of the cap space.

  • CLIPPERSRUNLA!!!!!!

    LOL!!!!! YO LAMO TEAM IS DONE LOL

    • Jim213

      SMH, win a title first then brag.

    • jeremy

      clippers arent that better. as bad as the season has been, the clippers are only 6 game better and lakers have beaten the clippers once already

    • Dragon7s

      Biggest story coming out of ClipperNation this season is their covering up the Laker banners.
      Come back when you finally hang one of your own.

    • Paytc

      Yeah Clippers run LA that’s why your on the Lakers site because yours is not popping. Get at least one championship before you consider even thinking about running anything other than your mouth.

      Kobe will be back in the nick of time. Expect him back before 6 weeks, most likely. And this just gives the achilles more time.

      The goal remains the same. Get a healthy roster,make the playoffs, and play our best ball when it counts most.

      Go Lakers !

  • jeremy

    if lakers dont get a guard by tomorrow, i can see young sliding down to SG,willams move down til play a bigger SF and kelly taking Williams mins at PF.

    • Daryl Peek

      I see that also. The starting line up for tomorrow will be; PG X, SG Meeks, SF Johnson, PF Hill, C Pau.

      That will leaves Young, Williams and Sacre as the bench mob we’ve seen for the most part. Kelly can slip in there as PF. I’d like to see Kaman now get some PT.

      If we were to add a PG I’d like it to be via trade for Kaman. I see that being the first option given it will lessen the luxury tax implications.

  • Lakers4Life

    All of these injuries, this year and last year — what’s in common? Dumbtoni!!! LOL. Time to move that Pringle Gayboy out of Lakerland!!! Let the chants begin at the Staples Center folks!

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