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Lakers News: Team Has Not Reached Out To Kenyon Martin Reviewed by Momizat on . Following the loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to four games below .500 at 15-19 after suffering some major blows to the fron Following the loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to four games below .500 at 15-19 after suffering some major blows to the fron Rating:
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Lakers News: Team Has Not Reached Out To Kenyon Martin

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Following the loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to four games below .500 at 15-19 after suffering some major blows to the frontcourt due to injuries. Dwight Howard (torn labrum) and Pau Gasol (concussion) are out indefinitely while Jordan Hill will miss at least a week with a hip injury.

With three of the team’s best frontcourt players banged up, the Lakers not only face an uphill battle in terms of trying to get back into playoff contention in the Western Conference, but now must bounce back after three straight losses without much of a presence inside the paint.

As a result of the injuries in the frontcourt, the team recalled rookie center Robert Sacre from the D-League to help fill the void. Obviously, bringing in Sacre to replace Howard is a drastic change for the Lakers as well as making veteran forward Antawn Jamison arguably the team’s current best frontcourt player.

Now that the Lakers’ front office has been forced into a corner and is more likely to make a move as a result of the recent injuries, the consensus has been that the team will target forwards either in free agency or via trade.

One intriguing option on the open market that remains unsigned is free agent Kenyon Martin. Although Martin indicated a desire to sign with the Lakers in the off-season, the team decided to go in a direction, but that stance may soon change on Martin.

According to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated via Twitter, the Lakers have yet to contact Martin:

Martin may no longer be the force on both ends of the floor that he once was with the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets, but the veteran forward is still a solid option for the Lakers considering the team’s current injury problems in the frontcourt. Depending on how long Howard may ultimately be out with his torn labrum, Martin might receive some interest from the Lakers’ front office.

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  • honestly

    look, it’s too deep in the season to have another new coach. i mean, if we still have mike brown coaching TODAY, then yeah i’d vote for looking for another head coach. but having 3 coaches in 1 season will only hurt the team more… we just need to add some young legs who can defend the perimeter AND shoot from the perimeter CONSISTENTLY.

  • EddyB

    Give Phil what he wants!,,,and rings will follow!,,

  • EddyB

    Make a move,,, Dwight is not answer for lakers!,

  • EddyB

    Triangle offense …..Phil….. Shaw…C’mon this is easy!

  • EddyB

    Lakers will figure this out….just don’t let Mambas his whole LA career….One AWESOME MAN

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