Lakers News: Mark Madsen Forced To Suit Up For Lakers Practice

Lakers News: Mark Madsen Forced To Suit Up For Lakers Practice


Serena Winters and Mark MadsenThe 2013-14 NBA season has been an absolute nightmare for the Los Angeles Lakers in terms of dealing with injuries. All season long the team has had key players out of the lineup due to injury, with big-names like Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash stuck on the sidelines while the team struggles to get anything going on the basketball floor.

On Sunday, the Lakers were so undermanned for practice that former player and current assistant coach, Mark Madsen, had to suit up according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin via Twitter:

The two-time NBA champion joined the team’s coaching staff in the off-season along with Kurt Rambis. Madsen initially accepted the head coaching position for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, but was then convinced to return to the Lakers as an assistant.

Fortunately, the Lakers may be starting to get healthy with Xavier Henry potentially returning to the floor on Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Henry suffered a bone bruise in his knee last month and has missed the last six games as a result.

Along with Henry potentially making his return this week, the Lakers might also get Bryant and Nash back on the floor later this month. Both veterans could return against the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 28 following the longest road trip of the season.

Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake are also on the shelf for the Lakers and may be able to return in February.
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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Might just Mad Dog signed to a 10 day contract lol.

  • Daryl Peek

    Now you see the problem for this team. It has absolutely nothing to do with coaching. Too many injuries period point blank. And please save the D’Antoni system as the problem. No Lakers had been playing over 30 minutes a game when the injuries starting piling up.

    • DodgerFan

      u dumb

      • Daryl Peek


    • Lakers for life

      His system injures a lot of players

      • Daryl Peek

        95% of the league runs the same system so that a bad point.

  • Daryl Peek

    Los Angeles Lakers ✔ @Lakers
    .@paugasol will undergo an MRI today after injuring his left foot against the Clippers on Friday night.

    This is beyond comical now. No words smh