Shootaround Report: Lakers Injuries Continue Before Game vs. Cavs

Shootaround Report: Lakers Injuries Continue Before Game vs. Cavs



The Lakers welcomed back guards Steve Nash and Steve Blake last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Jordan Farmar is expected to make his return tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for the Lakers, they would lose two more players in last night’s loss.

Guard Jodie Meeks went down two minutes into the game with a severely sprained ankle, and forward Jordan Hill would suffer a cervical strain after being hit with an elbow from teammate Chris Kaman. Coincidentally, these were the only Lakers who had not missed a game up to this point.

Meeks will miss at least the next two games because of his ankle issue, while Hill is a game-time decision tonight.

The consistent Laker injuries are beginning to hinder the Lakers trade options as well. Pau Gasol’s groin injury has been a major hurdle in the ongoing Lakers-Suns talks centered around the big man, and there have been conflicting reports on whether those talks will continue.

The theme of this Lakers season has been injuries, and they are continuing to haunt the Lakers ahead of tonight’s game against the Cavaliers.


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  • Marty Susman

    Gasol, Nash, Blake, Johnson, Kaman all need to be on the trade block for picks this year & next…. Truth is everyone other then Kobe is on the block for draft picks this & next year…..

  • Jim213

    With the trade deadline two weeks away and certain players returning around the same time wonder who’ll be traded? If possible… IMO, best to put a three player trade package involving Kaman and two other players to ease the cap but FO will likely say their hands were tied with Gasol’s groin injury. SMH

  • hookedonnews

    Blake didn’t look 100% last night. For those who were campaigning for Kaman to play more–didn’t look that great and took down Hill. And don’t tell me he was rusty because Nash hadn’t been on the court since November. I actually think Kaman is a pretty good player, but he didn’t do much to prove he should be in the lineup last night. There was also a big difference in Sacre’s game with Nash & Blake on the court. Could not believe Meeks & Hill going out injured, and the Blake ruptured eardrum. Unbelievable. Looking forward to seeing Farmar back tonight. Nash looked great. I’m sure no one expected him to play that well his first game back after all these months. Hope he can stay healthy.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Game tonight is coming up,too many injuries and too rusty are players returning.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Lakers players need better health tbh.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    So Farmar is back yay watch that delicate hammy.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    So many injuries this season,i have never seen a team this injured ever.SMH!