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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni, Lakers Open To Adding Another Point Guard Reviewed by Momizat on . With the recent news that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar will be out approximately one month with a hamstring tear, the Lakers find themselves thi With the recent news that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar will be out approximately one month with a hamstring tear, the Lakers find themselves thi Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni, Lakers Open To Adding Another Point Guard

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With the recent news that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar will be out approximately one month with a hamstring tear, the Lakers find themselves thin at the point guard position. Though Steve Nash returned to practice Tuesday, after being out since leaving the Lakers’ game against the Timberwolves on November 10 with a nerve root irritation, he only practiced with the team for 10 minutes and doubted he’d be ready to play on Friday.

Luckily, Steve Blake has been consistently productive facilitating the Lakers offense, but even Blake has been dealing with a hyper-extended right elbow. After the Lakers lost Jordan Farmar Sunday night, head coach Mike D’Antoni resorted to Xavier Henry facilitating the offense. After the game, Henry admitted he hasn’t played the point since his amateur basketball days.

The Lakers recently freed up a roster spot after releasing rookie forward Elias Harris, bringing their roster down to 14. With one spot remaining, the Lakers may decide to add another point guard to their roster. According to D’Antoni, the Lakers are planning to look around and are prepared to pull the trigger on another point guard, if a deal makes sense.

“We keep watching,” D’Antoni said after Tuesday’s practice. “We’re on guard, we’ll look, and if it makes sense we’ll do it.”

During the second week of November, a day after Nash’s diagnosis, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak told the L.A. Daily News’ Mark Medina that he was not looking for point guards. But, that was long before the Lakers received the news that Farmar would be out approximately four weeks. At that point, the Lakers had two capable point guards in Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar and Kupchak was counting on Steve Nash to return to the court.

“I’d like to have three again,” Kupchak told the Daily News on November 12th, referring to his point guards.

Three would be great. Two would be nice. One, with a hyper-extended elbow, well, quite a bit less than ideal.

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  • jeremy

    lakers should get kendall marshall or trade for aaron brooks

    • LakersHeatBeef

      I agree on Kendall Marshall.He is only 22 and a lottery pick in 2012.Just some news tonight Kendall signed with the D-League 87ers.

    • Zimmeredge

      i’l go all in for KM. he has this pass first mentality and in D’antoni system is just great. not a great sharp shooter or an exceptionnal defensive presence. but he does the job offensively in getting everyone involve. he is really effective at playing pnr and his court vision is really good.

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      I don’t see FO getting another PG anytime soon. Kobe is coming back as well as NAsh. There is no reason to get one. X can play the PG minutes when Blake rests for the meantime.

  • Guilhermando santos

    If the Lakers don’t sign Shannon Brown! Bring back our team like we did Jordan Farmar.

    • jeremy

      brown not a PG so what good would that do us?

      • jerry

        Shannon Brown fits with the Lakers, point or no point!

        • jeremy

          no he doesnt!!! how many SG do you want we already have meeks and henry and kobe when he back. there no need for another SG. if anything we need a PG not a SG

          • jeremy

            teams dont win without a decent PG. one of the reason lakers suck in the playoffs last season no kobe and no decent PG since blake and nash got hurt.

          • Kasey

            Exactly! Shannon is my boy, but people have to be realistic here and stop living in the past. We have enough SGs doing the job for real.

        • nlruizjr

          your wrong, if Shannon fit the Lakers he would still be here, how long has he been gone now, man some people just can’t seem to accept the truth, SB sucked and was just one dimensional.

          • Ryan

            Actually you can put meeks at the point, problem solved.

          • Zimmeredge

            so you only have Blake and his hyperextended elbow, meeks and henry… do you know that they will have to share 96 minutes?

          • Ryan

            Either way they need people another pg/sg or sg/pg

          • Robert Perez

            Meeks is a shooter not a facilitator… We need someone that can run the offense and get other guys looks, not shoot 3′s all day.

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            Have you been watching the games? Meeks does not handle the ball well… most likely X Henry who gets the temporary job at the point.

        • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

          That’s far from the truth, Brown does not have the court vision that MDA system requires for a PG… he is basically a one-dimensional SG. Shoots and slash, that’s all he does. Pass? nahhh!

          • Ryan

            I watch every game i know meeks doesnt handle the ball well but if they dont get a pg then who knows who will play somebodys gotta play point. Or maybe they should just ride it out

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            blake is still with the team, right? Last time I heard he was really playing well… and that guy Henry is still with the team too! 30min of blake and 18min of Henry wouldn’t be bad, would it?

    • jerry

      Bring back Shannon Brown, what’s the problem!

    • Robert Perez

      Do u realize how many SGs the Lakers have already? Kobe, Meeks, Young, Henry and sometimes Blake…… So many that they have to play different positions just to get playing time.

  • Gregory Choa

    10 day contract for Darius Morris?

    • jeremy

      10 day contracts cant be given out till January

      • Gregory Choa

        OK, Darius Morris for the rest of the season,

        • savi

          U guys mean Darius Johnson odom right?! He was in the training camp, Might help!! Darius Morris is no fit in this system as far as i know

          • Zimmeredge

            djo sucks. his training camp was horrible!!!

  • Compa Baggs

    Rondo

    • jeremy

      he still hurt and there no timetable when he will be back. we need healthy PGS

  • DPGC44

    Seth Curry!!

    • jeremy

      he would be a great player to have but i dont think laker would go that route

    • Ryan

      Your right didn’t even think of him. We will be raining threes

    • Robert Perez

      Get real… Were not.picking a fantasy team here. If they could just go steal any PG in the league the Lakers would’ve already had CP3…..

      • ToonSpade

        Seth Curry… SETH curry. Not Steph Curry. Seth is in the D league and is easily “stealable”

  • BennyBlanca

    Beaubois

  • Mike

    Lamar Odom can play point guard

    • jeremy

      odom can also not score or play like he when he was on the lakers

  • Rick

    Magic Johnson for a comeback!

    • CORKY CARROLL

      this one I LOVE….. bring back the Magic Man…. new meaning for the term round ball…. but really, that dude was the best we ever had and I would love to see him on the court even today….. fifteen mins a game???

  • Barry Bunes

    time to bring back sasha

  • RNZ

    get a combo guard

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Seth Curry makes the most sense to me for Lakers PG,he plays Mike D’Antoni style basketball he is a small guard and he shoots 3 pointers and he makes them.Also he is slender much like MDA type of PG.Plus i wanted Seth Curry on draft day.

    Also Mike D’Antoni is known for making stars out of point guards that shoot the 3 ball well and they are undrafted remember the Linsanity story MDA is responsible for playing him big minutes in NY and making him into the focal point of the Knicks offense.

    I could imagine MDA developing Seth Curry into a star in the NBA.Or at the very least Seth Curry can become a valuable 3rd string PG.I hope Mitch Kupchak and the rest of the Lakers FO agree on signing Seth Curry it makes perfect sense.

    Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry both played together at Duke that can only help the process out IMO.Also Seth Curry has high BB IQ he played at Duke as a starter for Coach K.Lets be realistic he is a low risk prospect signing easy to figure out tbh.

    • Robert Perez

      Wake up bro, your dreaming about your fantasy team again….

      • Ryan

        debbie downer lol so what are your ideas

  • Martin Susman

    Sign Fish for the rest of the year & then make him a asst. coach with Byron Scott as the head guy.

  • 5xob

    Either seth or kendall marshal, what we waiting for? When our squad get back we can always send them down yell

    • Rocky

      Jimmer Fredette. He averaged 29 points in college and can light it up from the 3 point range, which fits Daantoni’s style PERFECT! It’s a shame this kid never got a fair shake to showcase what he can do since joining the league. He’s shooting 50% from the field with the limited minutes he has seen so far. He has also been developed into a combo guard so he’s also affective w/out the ball in his hands.

      If we can get this kid for next to nothing, it should be a no brainer. Only downfall is his D. But DaAntoni doesn’t believe in D anyway!

      Coincidently the Lakeshow plays Sacramento (Fredetts team) on Friday.

      • 5xob

        I don’t know bout jimmer my equal, yeahhe shoot but we need someone with a slight handle. Yell

  • Rocky

    Jimmer Fredette. He averaged 29 points in college and can light it up from the 3 point range, which fits Daantoni’s style PERFECT! It’s a shame this kid never got a fair shake to showcase what he can do since joining the league. He’s currently shooting 50% from the field with the limited minutes he is seeing so far. He has also been developed into a combo guard so he’s also affective w/out the ball in his hands.

    If we can get this kid for next to nothing, it should be a no brainer. Only downfall is his D. But DaAntoni doesn’t believe in D anyway!

    Coincidently the Lakeshow plays Sacramento (Fredetts team) on Friday.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Kendall Marshall

  • shriekin bandit

    trade for jimmer fredette! jimmer in dantoni system is heaven

  • Prince Amouli Tauanuu

    Rodrigue Beaubois or jamaal tinsley would be a ok choice for now until blake and nash are 100% healthy,,,,,,,,

  • niwdle

    I like getting Odom back. He may not be a PG but he’s one of the efficient point forwards out there. There were reports he’s getting in shape. He likes LA so I hope he will be signed. He’s a match up problem when engaged and focused.

    • Robert Perez

      One roster spot open, desperate need of a PG, and you guys are still taking about bringing back an old forward who hasn’t played basketball in a while and is still fighting his drug problems. How is that supposed to help the team?

  • Sam

    Give Farmar two weeks he will be back…Comeback player of year???yeah

  • Rudy

    The lakers need to go after Currys brother

  • shong

    bring odom back… pleassseee… his heart is still on Lakers…

  • JohnC

    Blake is doing a great job this season. When Nash is back…

    Anyway: I believe the priority is to find a better balance inside/outside: to make plays for the bigs. Which means to make plays for everyone with a better oriented ball movement.

  • Sidney

    PG – Nick Young
    SG – Xavier Henry
    SF – Kobe Bryant

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