Lakers News And Rumors: Misfortune Continues To Start New Year
2013 was the most difficult year for Lakers fans in recent memory, but the misfortunes continued this morning. After not returning in the 94-79 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, it was revealed that Jordan Farmar has another tear in his left hamstring and will be out at least four weeks.
With the Lakers’ backcourt completely depleted, Kendall Marshall will get his first real opportunity in the NBA to show what he is capable of. In 28 minutes, Marshall had 10 points and seven assists while creating wide open opportunities for his teammates.
With the Lakers five games out of the eighth seed in the Western Conference, it will be a difficult climb as the team plays 10 of their next 14 games on the road. Although a fully-healthy Lakers team would’ve made the playoffs, the organization has unfortunately been looking at different options.
Yesterday, it was revealed that the Lakers were interested in trading Pau Gasol for Andrew Bynum — a move that would save the franchise approximately $20 million. While it would signal the Lakers focusing on this year’s anticipated draft, David Aldridge of NBA.com believes the trade is unlikely to happen.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers’ Jordan Farmar To Miss At Least Four Weeks With Hamstring Tear – CBS Sports
Nick Young Has Far Exceeded Expectations Lakers Had For Him – Los Angeles Times
Lakers Fittingly End Disastrous 2013 With A Dud – Bleacher Report
What We Want To See From Lakers In 2014 – Bleacher Report
Bucks, And More Injuries, Too Much For The Lakers – Los Angeles Times
Report: Kyrie Irving Has Knee Bruise, Is Day-To-Day – ProBasketballTalk
Mike Malone Working To Mold Isaiah Thomas Into Starting Point Guard – ProBasketballTalk
Blazers Send C.J. McCollum To D-League – SB Nation
Drake Changing Raptors’ Colors? – Bleacher Report
Suns Will Pay Bledsoe ‘Whatever It Takes’ – Bleacher Report
Jordan Farmar On Hamstring Tightness, Feels Like It Did Before He Tore It