The Lakers have been decimated by injuries to every player who has even attempted to play point guard this season. While Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and Kobe Bryant are still a ways away from returning, the Lakers got an early Christmas gift with news that Jordan Farmar has been cleared to return for the Christmas Day matchup with the Miami Heat.
Farmar was in the midst of arguably his best stretch of basketball of his career, averaging just under 17 points and five assists in the three games before succumbing to the torn hamstring. He will return to a team in dire need of his poise and playmaking ability.
Also, after making comments critical of Laker fans after the team’s disappointing loss to the Phoenix Suns, coach Mike D’Antoni apologized today to the fans and referred to himself as an idiot.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers’ world begins, ends with Kobe – ESPN LA
Lakers’ Nick Young perfectly fine with Heat shooters not liking Christmas unis – Pro Basketball Talk
The nightmare season, all over again – Silver Screen And Roll
The Curious Case of Mike D’Antoni – Forum Blue And Gold
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea calls for Laker coach Mike D’Antoni’s firing – Yahoo! Sports
Jason Kidd says Nets “getting very close to just accepting losing” – Pro Basketball Talk
The Western Conference Power Rankings – Grantland
Nets’ Pierce fined $15,000 for foul on George Hill – Yahoo! Sports
Michael Malone rips Kings after loss – ESPN
NBA Christmas Day games: What kind of gifts will we receive? – Ball Don’t Lie
Nick Young Says He’d Give James Worthy Rogaine For Christmas