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Lakers News: Lakers Not Looking To Add Another Guard Right Now Reviewed by Momizat on . With Steve Nash going down due to injury yet again, and looking pretty ineffective when in the game, there were some whispers that the Lakers could start inquir With Steve Nash going down due to injury yet again, and looking pretty ineffective when in the game, there were some whispers that the Lakers could start inquir Rating:
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Lakers News: Lakers Not Looking To Add Another Guard Right Now

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With Steve Nash going down due to injury yet again, and looking pretty ineffective when in the game, there were some whispers that the Lakers could start inquiring around the league in hopes of landing another playmaking point guard. At the time, however, it looks like that won’t be the case as Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times reported:

Last year the Lakers struggled as both Nash and Steve Blake went down with injuries leaving Chris Duhon and Darius Morris to try and keep things afloat. But with Blake healthy and playing the best basketball of his career, and Jordan Farmar providing energy and athleticism the Lakers lacked last season, the Lakers are in a much better position at the point guard position now.

Pressure is on General Manager Mitch Kupchak to make some moves to improve this team immediately, but he must be patient and not make trades for the sake of making them.

The Lakers will need to eventually improve at the point guard position and get a young, athletic playmaker who can guard the league’s best guards, but in the short term, they will be fine with the guys they have in the locker room right now.

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  • Matt Williams

    If Nash doesn’t get better in the two weeks he’s out. We need to move forward with someone else. I thank Nash for trying his best. If this were 5-6 years ago. we’d be straight. I just hate seeing him like this.

    • DOM4LA#24

      I’ve lost faith with LAL decision making since Dr Buss RIP had less input into this team due to health, they no longer rely on greats for advice either, Jim Buss has not impressed, from hiring MDT &the way they disrespected Phil to not signing LA-dfender Gerald Green youth and athleticism, not trading Dwight when he was clearly leaving (trading for younger pieces and picks) he was the most talked about FA of the season, getting nothing in return, ‘sitting on your hands gets you nowhere, just numb hands’ and yes I called all these things as they happened thats what frustrates me the most.

      And they are naive if they think 2 PG’s Blake and Farmer is enough cover, Blake spent significant time out last year with injuries, Farmer isn’t immune, thats just not smart management. I really hope they are just bluffing or holding their cards close to their chest, Pau will walk this summer, lets see how that one goes down. LAL will struggle to win back to back games, yes can look good for 1game, then lapse, this is not a playoff or title contender, they surely are delusional if they think otherwise, there are putting all their eggs in to the FA agent basket, and not building through picks and trades, I wouldn’t be surprised if they sign a bunch of guys who in 2-3 years are still on the team with un-moveable contracts.

      • DOM4LA#24

        And I’d be surprised if they get LBJ or Melo, outside of those guys theres not allot in the free agent class.

        • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.lazaro123 Eddie Lazaro

          very easy to say things when you are not running the show but there is a lot more that we do not know. you may not be impressed with how things went but considering the financial dilemma the Lakers are in, I am happy with the roster we have. MDA at times made questionable line up when he is benching the most active and efficient players, but the team has shown better chance and potential than last year when we have howard and his circus plus additional $22m payroll

      • ra

        I’ve been trying to say that we should be patient with FO ‘recently’, even though I did believe that it isn’t the same without Dr. Buss.

        Categorically, this is not the same Lakers Organization. It is a new Lakers Organization. The FO may do good, or bad, but the bottom line is – I’m not sure how much time (how many years) they can run off the “Lakers brand”, if they don’t charge up.

        It’s too early to make pronouncements about the far future, but for now, there are few to ‘no’ expectations about this team. That’s the only thing we can count on. If this is the way it’s going to be from now on (never any expectations), then too bad. I want to have expectations in the future – I want to see the Lakers rise from the ashes of Dr. Buss’s departure, and Kobe’s injury (and Nash’s injury), but it may not happen for a few years – or years upon years. Hopefully the Lakers brand will survive that long.

        We will ‘all’ have a much better idea how this plays out, next summer.

      • hookedonnews

        There’s no reason to run out and get someone right now. They don’t know what the situation is going to be with Nash. Blake and Farmar are playing well. Meeks can fill in at PG, and Kobe will be back at some point. The Lakers are looking to acquire quality players in 2014. I also don’t think they want to move any of their players right now either. If injuries make it necessary to make a move, they’ll make one. Don’t see that happening anytime soon.

  • Jim213

    Best thing for management is to hush about things until deals are actually on the works.

    • Paytc

      Exactly ! What are they suppose to say? They need the players to shine in order to get some takers. I’m sure they know what our chances are without quality play at the PG spot.
      Whoever is on the court just do your job the best you can for your own sake and the team as well.

      Go Lakers !

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I think the Lakers need a 3rd healthy point guard.I have my reasons to think it’s needed.First of all i don’t want the Lakers to rely on Jodie Meeks playing PG.Also Jordan Farmar is turnover prone,but decent at times,he needs more consistency tbh.

    Steve Blake is a good backup guard and a decent fill in starter when called upon,i do prefer and trust Steve Blake to be the point guard getting most the minutes.But if the team can add a insurance point guard in case Blake or Farmar get injured or in big foul trouble they can insert a natural point guard right away and the team will be run smoothly.

    I am against tanking so it’s best to insure the point guard spot since Steve Nash is still injured and his future is seemingly uncertain due to his injury and old age.Nashty is hopefully coming back but this is 2013 not 2008 so how will his body hold up is my main concern tbh.I wish Nashty a speedy recovery,get well soon.

  • Daryl Peek

    Steve Blake facts:

    Blake has taken the 9th most three point shots in the NBA so far. Of the top ten long distance sharp shooters per attempt, Blake has far and away the best percentage from distance at 49% on the season.

    Here are some of the names he out shooting from distance…

    Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, J.J. Redick & Jamal Crawford, Kevin Martin is the only player in the top 20 in 3 pt attempts that’s shooting better than Blake.

    • Gregory Choa

      Assuming both are able to stay healthy, there is no doubt in my mind that Blake and Farmar form a SOLID platoon system at the point that MORE than satisfies what’s needed to run these units on the floor, penetrate, distribute and space the floor by either assisting on or shooting some high percentage field goals in both Kobe and Nash’s absence. Heck, Blake almost singlehandedly turned Jordan Hill into an All-Star last night. The key is staying healthy and that’s the only concern. With Kobe and Nash out, there is nobody behind Blake/Farmar in case one of them goes down.
      Here’s to further hoping for a speedy and complete recovery for both Kobe and Steve Nash…although the latter is certainly more replaceable.

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