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Lakers News: Chris Kaman Day-to-Day With Back Soreness Reviewed by Momizat on . Compared to last season, the injury issues for the Lakers this year have been minimal. Outside of the drama of when Kobe will return to the court and Steve Nash Compared to last season, the injury issues for the Lakers this year have been minimal. Outside of the drama of when Kobe will return to the court and Steve Nash Rating:
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Lakers News: Chris Kaman Day-to-Day With Back Soreness

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kamanCompared to last season, the injury issues for the Lakers this year have been minimal. Outside of the drama of when Kobe will return to the court and Steve Nash’s ongoing fight to re-discover his previous form, things have been far better than expected.

However, there may now be something to keep an eye on as our own Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters reported on why Chris Kaman sat out practice:

For the time being, the injury doesn’t seem to be alarming and while Kaman’s status for Friday’s game is unknown, there has been nothing to suggest that the big man will not be available against the Warriors.

Of course, Laker fans know that these seemingly minor injuries can quickly turn into major ones so this is worth keeping an eye on, especially when it involves someone with Kaman’s lengthy injury history. Kaman has been an integral part of the Lakers big man rotation as he, Jordan Hill, and Pau Gasol have been formidable for the most part this season.

This season Kaman is averaging just over eight points and five rebounds in 17 minutes per game.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Damn.

    • Jim213

      One year contract… though I wouldn’t expect him in next years roster. After 12/15/13 most of the newbies can be traded. Management needs to start making some changes if they expect to turn things around next season. Too much to demand from them come 2014 FA.

      • LakersHeatBeef

        Trades can happen at any given moment.*Gulp* maybe by trade deadline.

        • Jim213

          NBA Rule unless it changed? “When a FA or rookie signs with a team that player cannot be traded till the 15th of December. So that player cannot be signed and immediately traded”

          Unless something changed, though it’s not like I follow most of the rule changes that take place on a yearly basis. Management should make a move to help ease their objectives for 2014 FA aside of being a necessity. Franchise PG!, IMO.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Nope NBA rules are the same,as per usual.As far as a franchise Point Guard goes that would be awesome but in reality Steve Blake is just as good if not better than Derek Fisher was.

            Steve has had a very good season thus far and he has had 4 straight 10 assist or more games.Plus Steve Blake has been a lights out shooter from 3.

            Jordan Farmar is slightly improved from his last stint as a Laker IMO.Granted Nashty is in a world of hurt and seems to be on the verge of retirement.

            But the Lakers are just as good at PG position as they were during their most recent championship run the issue is not entirely the PG spot,it’s many other things like Pau declining and Kobe being injured and out also losing Andrew Bynum,Lamar Odom,Trevor Ariza doesn’t help matter and also factor in losing Phil Jackson,11 times a champion while coaching in the NBA.

            Those other reasons i mentioned might be why the Lakers are currently 5-7 and coming off a first round sweep.Just a hunch it’s not the PG position that is holding the Lakers back from contention.It can be improved IMO,but trades are not a sure thing to happen tbh.Rajon Rondo is possibly on the trade block.

          • Jim213

            Blake and Farmar are holding the fort but come time to play the elite teams and crunch time (playoffs) better to have a PG who’s consistent on both sides of the court. Don’t get me wrong but Blake would be better at the 2 given his shooting as KB24 will be playing at the 3 upon his return (per coach). Nash is still a big if at the moment too.

            Watching OKC and some of the quicker PG’s in the league further adds to this need. Farmar serves best managing the 2nd unit but though he can keep up with some of the quicker PG’s he hasn’t shown (at least yet) that he can assume the starting position.The team needs a franchise PG who can manage the game, develop plays for others, play substantial consistent minutes, aside of keeping up with their opponent on the defensive end.

            Blake is improving at the 1 given all his assist and current play but the other reason that the team is somewhat under performing is the lack of a leader which the future franchise PG should assume some sort of leadership in that department. Pau hasn’t been a good leader in Kobe’s absence as once he returns the teams offense will somewhat change to accommodate the leader and the game he brings to the court.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Nope NBA rules are the same,as per usual.As far as a franchise Point Guard goes that would be awesome,but in reality Steve Blake is just as good if not better than Derek Fisher was.

            Steve has had a very good season thus far and he has had 4 straight 10 assist or more games.Plus Steve Blake has been a lights out shooter from 3.

            Jordan Farmar is slightly improved from his last stint as a Laker IMO.Granted Nashty is in a world of hurt and seems to be on the verge of retirement.

            Lakers are just as good at PG position as they were during their most recent championship run the issue is not entirely the PG spot,it’s many other things like Pau declining and Kobe being injured and out also losing Bynum,Lamar,Ariza doesn’t help matters also factor in losing Phil Jackson,championship coach.

            Those other reasons i mentioned might be why the Lakers are currently 5-7 and coming off a first round sweep.It’s not the PG position that is holding the Lakers back from contention IMO.

  • Gregory Choa

    Hello Shawne Williams!

    And, now MDA can actually rotate just 9 with Farmar, Young, X, and Williams coming off the bench!

  • jeremy

    kaman doesnt play just mean more min for willams and hill and a few more min for pau. no big deal. kaman seem out of place with the lakers now they have a rotation

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