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Lakers News: Steve Blake Dealing With Hyperextended Elbow

Steve Blake 11 17 13The injuries are starting to pile up for the Los Angeles Lakers. Point guard Steve Blake is the among the latest to be dealing with an injury according to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times via Twitter:

Along with Blake being banged up, the Lakers are also dealing with Jordan Farmar going down with a torn hamstring and Steve Nash trying to battle back from numerous ailments that have kept him out of action most of the season. Kobe Bryant is also nearing a return, but there’s no telling if it’ll be this week or the next.

The injuries aren’t limited to the backcourt with Pau Gasol diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain. Gasol isn’t expect to miss time with the ankle sprain, but may see his minutes limited.

Although the injuries are piling up, Bryant and Nash may return over the course of the next week or two which will help shoulder the blow of losing Farmar and Blake dealing with the elbow injury. There’s no telling how well either of the two veterans will play once back on the floor, but their return will definitely help moving forward.

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  • Zimmeredge

    what did I told you mister Daryl Peek :)

    • Daryl Peek

      Now this is just crazy?!? I still say you’ll see no moves made by the FO. We can have our opinions but it’s all about what the team does and I flow with the team no matter what.

      • jeremy

        no moves will be made since were not desperate for a PG. unless famar nash and blake all need to miss time at the same time. then i can see a move happening. but till then we will roll with what we got and have kobe if needed be the point-forward when he back

        • Daryl Peek

          Agreed

      • Zimmeredge

        anyway… it’s already too late to press the panic button… remember i warned you about the injury issue. it always starts like this then you are in a situation where you have to play guys for extensive minutes knowing that they are not used to do it for a long stretch of games.

        then you’re forced into playing a 40y-o vet more than he can (honestly Nash can’t play more than 20 minutes), or your FP coming back from a torn achiles at 35y-o and killing him by making him play more than 25 minutes as he gets back on track. The nature of those injuries (muscular injury) is a proof that they played more than they could.

        I mean your litteraly jeopardizing your whole season and your most important players because you wait until the last moment to make the first move. You’re jeopardizing your bench players as well because Meeks and Henry are not used to play 30 minutes and more.

        Our three pg are down (Nash unlikely to play against Sactown) and Kobe might not play as well against Sacttown.

        You’ll force them to get back on the court knowing that they are not a 100% because you do not want to hire a back-up pg. They will hit the wall too at one point.

        FO is acting unconsciously right now. they’ll regret it. they are money cautious, i am human cautious. and I care about Kobe’s health, Nash’s health, Blake’s health, Farmar’s health. I mean I care about our entire backcourt’s health! And right know, they will all re-injured at one point because they are not game-ready, or playing under pressure, or too many minutes, or still injured.

        it’s too big of risk for me.

        • Daryl Peek

          Dominique Wilkins came back from this very injury and played 37 minutes a game in of his best seasons as a pro. He adjusted his game from being the Human Highlight film to more of a sharp shooter, he had one of his best shooting percentage seasons. Elite athletes like Nique and Kobe are aberrations with a will that commands the respect of allowing them to self police the return minutes process. They know their body’s limitations better than any suggested model and will not be bound by cautions coddling mentality.

          No as for putting the team in jeopardy due to standing pat on current injuries? That precedent was beset by the past championship or bust arrogance in ignoring the cap and luxury tax. The day of reckoning is upon the franchise now. They cannot ignore the looming luxury tax this year. We saw evidence of this last season as they refused to add players when the mass injuries occurred. Nothing has changed as far as that goes. The goal is fiscal responsibility given the structure of this new CBA. Its more than just paying taxes in 2014. You lose MLE exceptions for being a repeat offender like the team is currently. I wont go into the details because that’s a long conversation in itself. Bottom line, the team is in a place where they have to wait and see before adding any more salary to the team this season. Kobe’s contract is next year.

          As fans most don’t look at the big picture like a GM or owner does. All they can see is the win loss column and a perception of what they think should be done…

          “I understand that, I was a fan myself long before I was an owner but but you know, there are certain misconceptions. How many people have really sat in on FO decisions? The answer is the public perception of what occurs and what actually occurs often times is very different.” –Dr. Jerry Buss

          This is an all encompassing quote from an interview Dr. Buss had with Michael Eaves in 2005. It’s Lakers Bible IMO, and something avid Lakers fans should know and try to understand about the franchise. I personally draw fan-hood strength from it knowing the Lakers future is in good hands given his Dr. Buss’s plan.

          You can find the youtube video when you search…

          Dr. Jerry Buss (Age 72) One On One Interview With Michael Eaves

          Lakers4Life

          • Zimmeredge

            dom wilkins was 30-31yo when he got injured? he was in his prime. so as devastating as his injury was for him he was in his prime.
            but kobe is 35y-o. he has played 17 seasons in the nba (10 for wilkins) so the damage is far more superior imo. you can’t compare. their way to play the game are very different.
            understand that i worry about my team. that i care about one of my favorite player all-time. about my franchise.
            the situation is utterly ridiculous because you can’t afford to be careless about your best player (that you have resign few days ago for a 48m$ contract) just because of luxury tax and all the crap in the new cba.
            we are already above the cap it doesn’t make any difference at this point.

            i agree… Lakers for life!

          • Daryl Peek

            You got to take the personal feelings out of the big picture mayne. This is what I’m trying to show you. None of us (Kobe included) can know 100% what Kobe will be upon return. All we can do is trust the process and have faith in his, & the doctors suggestion on his eventual return. Kobe is not dumb and will do his best to be the best he can as safely as possible upon return, and that will not include caution to his will… it’s just not in him!

            You also need to change your perspective on FO dealings like the FO itself has. The fact that you say its too late tells me your not reading what the Lakers brass has been doing over the last two seasons in preparation for 2014 when the new CBA shit hits the fan. They cannot do things as they have done in the past!

            I applaud Jimmy and Mitch for not giving in to the public pressure and scrutiny they currently face. It will pay dividends going forward that the average Lake Show conditioned fan can’t see right now IMO.

  • Jim213

    ?!?

    Could use the so called starting PG now. Been three wks since hearing some sort of relevant news. thanks, a lot management. SMH See why it’s important to have depth. Although, IMO Blake will play but X may need to play the 1 for now unless KB24 returns in the next few games.

    • hookedonnews

      I saw an interview with Nash a few days ago. He said it would be nice if he could come back Friday, but he didn’t sound convinced it was going to happen. He has said that he wants to be 100% before he comes back which is probably best. With the injuries to Blake and Farmar he may re-think that.

      • Jim213

        We’ll see but IMO given the injury has bothered him since the off season it’ll likely take him more time to address.

        • hookedonnews

          That’s definitely a possibility. He was able to get rid of it in the offseason, but it came back right before the Houston game. I think he’ll probably want to play to help the team, but it may be better for him to make sure he’s as healthy as possible before he comes back. It’s a long season. Better for him to be healthy at the end of the season. Kobe will be able to fill in some at the point until Nash & Farmar are back.

  • Gregory Choa

    Didn’t the Sixers release Darius Morris a couple of weeks ago? Maybe the Lakers sign him to a 10-day contract, just as a back-up? Really hoping Steve Nash nerve root irritation problems are behind him at this point…holding my breath to see how he makes it through tomorrow’s practice…

  • Thomas Klein

    Might it be time to sign Darius Morris to a 10 day contract ?

    • jeremy

      i believe you cant give one out till January im not sure though

  • jeremy

    damn all the PGs are hurt. we need meeks or henry to step up.

    • Jim213

      Meeks can’t play the 1 best if X gets a shot do Blake will play but limited minutes.

      • jeremy

        well i just hope someone step up and if not them last option young handle the ball.

  • Dominick

    They should have kept Andrew Goudelock, he had a lot of potential and he was the nba d league’s mvp last season.

    • jeremy

      being the d league MVP is a great thing but mean nothing in the NBA. i believe a guy name jeremy Richardson was MVP and where is he now? plus at times i do believe dude struggle at point

      • Daryl Peek

        G-lock is an undersized SG. He has no natural PG vision.

        • jeremy

          yes he is and i like g-lock but from what i heard he wasnt looking great at PG and we dont need a SG so there no need for him and plus he playing overseas anyways. if anything if needed next month maybe try josh magette on a 10 day contract.

          • Daryl Peek

            Magette wouldn’t be the worst idea. Very inexperienced but shoots the lights out from three.

          • jeremy

            not a bad passer either, havent been able to see a d league game yet. but ill take 7 assist to one 1 TO

          • Daryl Peek

            I’ve watched two games and Magette is like Nash, in that he’s a defensive liability.

  • Lakers Fan

    I’m hoping the injury bug that plagued us last year is not coming back. Not when we are playing so well. This sucks big time. It’s hard to compete in this league without a suitable point guard. It’s crazy how all of this has happened at one time. Why do the basketball gods hate the Lakers so much??

    • jeremy

      it just bad luck, but the good thing is we have depth, but not so much at PG since all of them are getting hurt. but lakers have enough talent that not have a true PG wont hurt us as much

      • Daryl Peek

        Especially if Kobe is back. I’m sure MDA would prefer a true PG but you do what you have to do and Kobe has run the point under D’Antoni.

        • jeremy

          plus with kobe injury we might see a different kobe one who less of a scorer and more a passer.

      • Lakers Fan

        Although Kobe can play some point, I’m really hoping Nash can come back to play along side of Kobe. I really don’t want Kobe to come back and have to carry so much of the offense, in the starting unit particularly. Especially since he will be coming off a tough injury. I would rather play his game, which is iso and closing out games. We don’t want to place so much on him. Nash might not be what he once was, but he is all we’ve got at the moment. I would rather he come down and set up the plays, instead of relying on Kobe to do that plus score. But only time will tell when Nash will be available.

        • jeremy

          kobe doesnt have to do alot like in years past. lakers have alot of talent and alot of people who can score. kobe doesnt need to be kobe of old. kobe can tone it down and be a 20 and 5 guy. plus we dont need big games from kobe. we just need a guy who can help open spots for other guys to score and help close games.

          • Lakers Fan

            I get you man. I’m really hoping Kobe don’t think the team needs him to do what he did in the past. This team compliments him well, and they will help him out tremendously especially with rest. I just hate that this is happening to our point guards. Blake and Farmar has been playing exceptional basketball. I would hate for this to turn out to be a serious issue for Blake. Maybe these next few days of rest will help him.

        • Daryl Peek

          If Kobe’s playing ISO our offense has problems. Were better off if he’s flowing with what’s been building. Kobe can do that easily. The ball needs to continue moving.

          Don’t get me wrong, there’s room for Kobe to ISO at times but that cannot be the crux of his role anymore. That’s more taxing IMO. ISO means taking on double teams

          • Lakers Fan

            I agree, but I mean more in the aspect of when we get late in the shot clock and need someone to score. Yea we’re better when we move the ball, but if our shots aren’t falling that’s when we need Kobe to do his thing. I was pointing more towards when we need him to play ISO ball.

          • Daryl Peek

            I can dig that. Tho my hopes are less relying on the Mamba and more team chemistry. Kobe will always be Kobe.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Damn this is just horrible news i am bummed out.I got a couple D-League players i strongly suggest to the Lakers one is Seth Curry the younger brother of Stephen Curry he is playing without a NBA contract with the San Jose D-League team the Warriors cut him and reassigned him Seth Curry is putting up these high numbers.PPG20.8
    RPG
    3.8
    APG
    8.6
    EFF
    +21.60

    • Daryl Peek

      Seth is a turnover machine tho. He does not have natural passing skills either. You have to be very careful with D-league stats.

      Ryan Kelly is the 4th leading scorer in the D-league right now. G-lock was MVP of the D-league and is playing in Russia now.

      • LakersHeatBeef

        Well i would love to see his 4.0 turnovers per game go down if we pick him up,but he does dish out 8.6 assists per game.That is a 2 to 1 ratio in his favor.Agreed D-League stats are inflated because the piece of garbage inferior competition.But i have always been a fan of Seth Curry going back to his Duke days.He does shoot 3 pointers at a high clip and he makes about 90% free throws.Just a suggestion tbh.Lakers GM better not let us suck this season.We need a damn PG or someone needs to explain how will we win games without a legit PG?I am confused on you’re stance?

        • Daryl Peek

          My stance is stand pat. The grass is not always greener on the other side. Of the players that are currently injured Farmar is likely the only one to miss time right now.

          You also have to keep in mind the luxury tax the team HAS to get under by the Feb. trade deadline. There’s no paying it this season, period. The Team is about 5.6 mil over the luxury tax right now. Every new contract sign adds to that. Harris was released as a first move to save money. This is what you can expect more of VS. additions.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Gotcha that makes financial sense,but on the court lets see,

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Gotta have a PG in the NBA to win games IMO.A PG is like a NFL QB runs team.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Get this guy Seth Curry.He is in the D-League with Santa Cruz Warriors he is balling out of his mind tbh.Seth Curry the younger brother of Stephen Curry is putting up monster numbers.Shoots lights out on 3 pointers.DO IT MITCH!
    PPG
    20.8
    RPG
    3.8
    APG
    8.6
    EFF
    +21.60

    • kobe24

      It’s the D league….Sure 21 PPG , 4 Rebound, 9 Assist sound great but would that translated to NBA? Perhaps…but history has shown most of the time that isn’t the case…

      • LakersHeatBeef

        Agreed.At this point i just want the Lakers FO to do what’s best.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I am intrigued by defensive stopper DeAndre Liggins he is great superior athlete and he is 6’6″ 209 pounds also he is playing great in the D-League a triple double threat in the D-League.But he was with OKC last season.He is a free agent.Lakers can do a lot worse than DeAndre Liggins.He has lots of heart and hustle a fighter.

    • kobe24

      That’s great to hear, but we don’t need a 6’6 (shooting guard or perhaps small forward im guessing) Lakers have enough depth in those positions

    • Jack

      Lol he’s a fighter alright.. beat the shit out of his girl. Hence the free agency

  • hookedonnews

    It’s last year all over again. Glad we’ve got a better bench, but with all the PGs injured that presents some problems. I don’t think they’ll make a move unless Blake’s injury is serious because Kobe is going to be back soon. He can play the point if Nash is not ready to come back yet. I’m sure Nash will be willing to help Henry or Young if they’re forced into the PG position. He’s a good teacher.

  • Troy Walley

    And so it starts……

  • Norwaffi

    Fight Fight Fight LAL ! :)

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