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Lakers News: MRI Shows Mild Ankle Sprain For Pau Gasol Reviewed by Momizat on . Following the loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night, the biggest concerns for the Los Angeles Lakers were the injuries suffered by Pau Gasol and Jo Following the loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night, the biggest concerns for the Los Angeles Lakers were the injuries suffered by Pau Gasol and Jo Rating: 0
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Lakers News: MRI Shows Mild Ankle Sprain For Pau Gasol

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Pau Gasol 11 12 13Following the loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night, the biggest concerns for the Los Angeles Lakers were the injuries suffered by Pau Gasol and Jordan Farmar.

After the game, Gasol underwent an MRI to determine the severity of the ankle sprain. Fortunately for Gasol, the results of the MRI only indicated a mile sprain according to Mark Median of the L.A. Daily News via Twitter:

With the Lakers seemingly hitting their stride as of late, the losses of Gasol and Farmar would potentially prove to be costly. Although Farmar will miss the next four weeks with a hamstring tear, Gasol likely won’t miss much time if any with the ankle sprain.

Ironically enough, Steve Nash will return to practice this week and may be able to return sooner than later helping lessen the blow of Farmar missing the next month. Kobe Bryant also may make his return on Friday against the Sacramento Kings, helping shoulder the load in the backcourt.

As for Gasol, head coach Mike D’Antoni could limit his minutes while giving Robert Sacre and Chris Kaman a boost in playing time.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Injuries are piling up on the Lakers.God bless the injured Lakers.

    • Jim213

      Blah, blah, about Gasol but it be best if Kaman plays. Either place him back in the lineup or have him at least play some minutes if he’s still experiencing minor aches. IMO, the team will be okay as long as the coach knows how to play his rotation (ex. yesterday’s final qtr).

      • jeremy

        we shouldnt be as worry about center then we should about the PG spot. since lakers still have 3 guys who can man center and wes and willams can man PF and if needed we can bring up kelly. lakers now without farmar only have blake and if nash doesnt play henry or young will have to play some point and maybe meeks

        • Jim213

          Brought this up about a week ago, the team needs to improve on the 1 and 4 down the line given that the other positions can be accommodated for now.

          • jeremy

            im not sure if we need to improve at the 4, willams been doing pretty well as of late and if kelly keep playing like he has in the d league he should get call up and maybe get min if needed. dude last game went off for 30 points

          • Daryl Peek

            Yeah the 4 is set. As I showed down below, Kelly is balling in the D-league. Were fine all around if Kobe and Nash come back this week.

          • Jim213

            ? FG% = 35%, 3P% = 34% while avg 5 points per game?! Although, his defense is needed needed a consistent starter who can put up consistent numbers for the team to be able to take advantage in stretching the floor. Starting to wonder about others here SMH… pun

          • jeremy

            well this team built on a different guy stepping up each and everyone game. only guys who put up decent numbers each and every game are pau and young. ok willams hasnt shot well but his defense is there. as long as others step up in scoring all Williams would need to do is play d. heck look at the 04 pistons. ben Wallace was far from a scoring guy, but he was there for his defense.

          • Daryl Peek

            The consistency point is moot for this team. I’ve been trying to tell Jim this all season. Through 18 games we’ve had 9 different leading scorers. Not one player is averaging over 16 points a game. As Stu Jackson, James Worthy and others have pointed out, any given night we may have someone step up. Coupled with that is someone having a bad night.

            This is what this team is as you said Jeremy. I can’t figure out why others can’t see that?

          • jeremy

            yea it not really hard to tell, this team not going to get one guy putting up good number every game. were going to get almost a different guy every game, add with pau 12 to 16 points a game. things will be different once kobe back. till than this is how the team is built

          • Daryl Peek

            Exactly.

          • Jim213

            Reread my first post, what the team needs now/today is a starting PG. Been saying this for a couple of wks but down the line the team needs to improve on the 4 to take advantage of stretching the floor.

            Yes, they can fill the position temporarily but that’s the next thing that should be addressed given that the other positions can be filled today IMO unless Pau gets shipped out then the 5 will be important though if a trade takes place it should be position for position.

          • qwer

            stfu! please!

          • Jim213

            qwer on the tanking bandwagon… sorry ain’t tanking.

          • kobe24

            Yeah gonna agree Blake has been great but it would be too much for him to play 30 + minutes (or more) a game…However I don’t see anything we could do about the PG… Trade? That seems to vague…for who? what? I hate to say it but…I think the best would be too just go without a PG or perhaps get Shannon Brown (although I don’t know if his chemistry will be great right off the bat) + it seems pretty unrealistic

          • Jim213

            It’s really the bad moves of management that have hurt the team given the past few seasons with the CP3 deal, Nash, and DH. It’d be a long shot but if possible Nash for K Lowry a player for player trade may work though the Lakers would have to eat up some of Nash’s salary. Otherwise, it’s be close to impossible.

            Although, it would benefit Nash too given that he could decide to play in Toronto an extra year. But IMO if the team plays the same way they’ve been playing these past few games (though the Farmar injury hurts) they should be okay but given that the Lakers have a lot of road games this month too many losses may hurt the team down the line.

            Blazers beat the Pacers today which should give the bench even more confidence given yesterdays game. But it may prove difficult to make the playoffs this season given that though some teams are expected to compete come playoff time are struggling the unexpected teams are capitalizing in being overlooked like the blazer and Mavericks. Hopefully the team gets on a good winning streak to help their odds this month for their long term objective being making the playoffs.

      • LakersHeatBeef

        Yeah we need a PG right now.Kaman can help out a lot indeed.

  • Gregory Choa

    Look, let’s just hope Kobe and Nash are OK as they both return to the fold this week. I’m glad to hear Pau is OK.

  • Daryl Peek

    In other news Ryan Kelly is building some serious momentum with the Defenders. Kelly led the charge with 30 pts, 7 reb, 2 assist and 5 steals en route to a 131-96 road victory for the D-Fenders on Sunday night at Bakersfield.

    Could see MDA give him some PT if Gasol and Hill are still hobbled by Friday night.

    • jeremy

      add he avg one block a game and last game was i believe his first game without a block. dude doing work. now kelly will be the star since MT was call up by the spurs and harris was cut

    • nlruizjr

      get serious, this is the D-league, you saw his numbers when MD put him in and they weren’t impressive, I just don’t see all this excitement about Kelly, this guy a scrub and that’s all he’ll ever be, should have gone with Marcus Landry !!!!

      • Daryl Peek

        Landry had several chances and couldn’t cut the cake. Kelly didn’t play til the China trip. He was impressive in limited minutes. Kelly is already doing things Landry didn’t as a D-fender. But your right, this is the D-league and those numbers rarely translate into NBA production. I’m just happy to see Kelly thriving in extended PT. Look at Sacre? He had good numbers playing for the D-Fenders and is now getting a chance to shine.

  • Robert Perez

    What’s up with Kaman? Why isn’t he playing?

    • Daryl Peek

      That’s the mini MLE 3 million dollar question man?

    • hookedonnews

      D’Antoni made a comment in his presser about people playing themselves in or out of the lineup. Maybe Kaman has played his way out. He’s had a lot of TO’s plus there may be other things that we’re just not aware of. He has complained about his minutes and said he doesn’t like small ball. He didn’t play a lot the last half of his last season with the Mavericks. I’m guessing there was some sort of problem there. Of course, it could be that Sacre is just doing so well in practice and working so hard that D’Antoni thought he deserved to play.

    • nlruizjr

      because MD is stupid and got his feelings hurt because Kaman made a comment about MD’s system not made for a big man, which is only true !!!
      Mitch should have a talk with MD before we get so far behind it won’t matter if Kobe is back or not.

  • JohnC

    Mild Ankle Sprain in a 7 footer is not nice + recent surgery + extra effort when your coach does not use you in the est way and you work in a double-the-effort basis, game after game. Dark horizon for Pau again.

    • nlruizjr

      Apparently, MD never learned the lesson from last year, MD is just an example of pure stupidity !!!!!!

  • Martin Susman

    THE LAKERS tried Malone & Peyton, now Nash & Gasol & “old guys” don’t work in todays NBA….OLD does not work in todays point guard league…The Lakers “NEED” to get off this kick of “OLD” & take a page out of OKC & Golden State & go for “YOUTH, SPEED, DESIRE”,,,,, Forget these old max paid players, forget Mello, James, Wade, Bosch Etc. Wait for 2015 when a dozen future super stauds will be free agents & in the mean time, get rid of the old guys & go for nothing but draft piacks & players under 25 or so..(Younger if possible)

    • Daryl Peek

      “old guys” don’t work in todays NBA….OLD does not work in todays point guard league…”

      Duncan is 37 going on 38. Ginobli is 36 going on 37. Parker is 31 going on 32. The Spurs are the best team in the west and were a missed shot from winning the finals in game 6 last season. Miami is not a young team either. Older may not work (on a consistent) in this league but they sure as hell do win.

    • Thomas Klein

      tell that to the Spurs, they took old all the way to the finals, and BTW the average age of the Lakers is lower than the Miami Heat by three years, with Nick Young, X Henry, Farmar, Jordan Hill, Wes Johnson and J Meeks, the lakers have plenty of youth on the floor most of the time.

  • Matt Williams

    Can we just appreciate Pau please? This man pulls a double double each night and puts him body on the line for us. He won us two championships and we still blame him for his misfortunes. Can we lay off Pau?

    • e3bonz

      That’s why I dropped the “Purple & Gold” facebook forum. It should be called the “Let’s Trash Pau and Be Negative” forum.

      • Gregory Choa

        Same here – 90% of the posts on that forum were Pau Gasol character assassination driven – it was frightful…really bringing out the worst elements of the human spirit…good riddance!

  • jeremy

    losing famar hurt more then if we lose pau for any time. since we still have hill kaman and scare to man center and even if scare no pau dude showing he can hold his own. plus if needed they could bring back kelly for front court depth.

    • Daryl Peek

      Part of me wants to agree with you but I can’t marginalize Pau’s place on this team. Pau for all his Gasoft woes still gives the Lakers 14/10/3/1.3, none of the other Big’s have ever been able to sustain that kind of production, and that’s poor for Gasol.

      • jeremy

        kaman can hold his own if given good mins. he was doing ok till he got hurt and coach stop using him. we dont need one guy to put up pau numbers. but we could use 3 guys putting up decent numbers.

        • Daryl Peek

          Kaman is a nice back up center at this point in his career. He’s a career 12/8/1.3/1.4 production player. Those are numbers higher than he produce with the Mavs last year. Kaman cannot give us what Pau did and Hill has only averaged 2 points a game the last three games. Pau is very much needed. Keep in mind he’s our leading scorer on the season.

          • jeremy

            naw i still think we would be fine if the 3 other centers had to step up for any time pau has to miss if any. we should be more worry about the PG spot more than anything

          • Daryl Peek

            PG is a position to worry about given Nash and Farmar but I highly doubt any moves are made at this point for C or PG. MDA is gonna go with Blake and plug in others in the short run.

          • jeremy

            well if last night show anything, henry might be the man to get the job for point.

          • Daryl Peek

            Henry and Meeks might see some burn at PG. And Kobe also if he returns.

          • e3bonz

            As much as I like X and Wes they can be pretty streaky.

          • jeremy

            x yes but as far as wes, true about his offense, but his defense is pretty solid

          • kobe24

            I know X will be a great player if the Lakers can keep developing him and heck he may even become a star player (only 22!) but man Im loving Johnson’s game so much effort on the defensive ends and his ducks,lobs fun to watch

  • jeremy

    because famar got hurt, makes me think it would be cool if we had someone like odom who could handle the ball. that why i think if he was in the draft. laker could look at kyle anderson who a point foward.

    • Daryl Peek

      Young, Meeks, Henry, Blake, Kobe (if he’s back) can all handle the ball. I’m just not sold on bringing LO back given we have players on roster who can do what he does at the level he plays at this point in his career. Keep in mind he’s not the Lake Show LO anymore.

      • jeremy

        that true and i was just pointing out it would be nice if we had someone who could handle the ball if needed like odom did. i wasnt saying bring odom back. since i dont doubt henry or meeks could handle the job. but it wouldnt hurt to have a guy who could be a point foward.

  • jeremy

    another thing i can see kaman being traded for someone more mike d style. since kaman looks ready to play but get no min now days and scare does

  • Thomas Klein

    sign Darius Morris to a 10 day already, we have a roster spot, and it’s cheap insurance in case Blake goes down and Nash isn’t ready.

  • Thomas Klein

    If X Henry works on his right hand this next summer, he could be a real find. he does pretty good for being a one hand wonder right now.

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