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Lakers podcast: Injuries Threatening to Derail Early Momentum

Few teams could withstand injuries to multiple starters, but when you are talking about a team as young as the Los Angeles Lakers, it becomes an even more perilous situation. Mark Medina and Bill Oram of the Southern California Media Group examine...

Orange County Register

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young make progress with rehab

LOS ANGELES -- The injury report stayed the same as the Lakers gear up for yet another game without their starting backcourt. But Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell and shooting guard Nick Young showed some progress by participating in all of...

Los Angeles Times

Injury-plagued Lakers are routed by the Rockets, 134-95

When Lou Williams sank a 66-foot heave at the halftime buzzer to make the score 67-55, it seemed perhaps that the Lakers were still within striking distance of a talented Rockets team, perhaps this lift heading into halftime could push the Lakers to a more competitive second half.  No momentum...

Los Angeles Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 134-95 loss to the Houston Rockets

Minutes after the Lakers lost to the Houston Rockets, Coach Luke Walton said his team wasn’t ready to fight. That is uncharacteristic for this year’s Lakers. They've been a team of fighters for most of the season, but what they've been dealing with lately on the injury front is taking its toll....

Orange County Register

Lakers making progress with injuries; Nance cleared to play

HOUSTON -- The Lakers have seen some early glimpses of their training room becoming less crowded. After missing the past two games because of a right knee contusion, reserve forward Larry Nance Jr. will play when the Lakers (10-13) visit the Houston...

Orange County Register

Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. available vs. Jazz, but unclear if he will play

LOS ANGELES – After suffering injuries that made significant dents in their backcourt, the Lakers received at least some positive news surrounding the team’s health. With Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. telling Lakers coach Luke Walton “he feels...

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Lakers' Metta World Peace tells teammates 'not to be entitled'

LOS ANGELES – The Lakers’ frustration mounted through losses, missed calls and debilitating injuries. Fatigue settled in as the Lakers completed a four-game trip in five days that included two sets of back-to-backs. Mindful those variables...

Orange County Register

Whicker: Lakers aren't using injuries as an excuse, but they're taking a toll

LOS ANGELES – They all say they don’t use injuries as a crutch. Luke Walton walked into his postgame locker room Monday night and saw yet another Laker using a crutch for an injury. “I’m pretty sure he won’t be playing tomorrow night,”...

Los Angeles Times

D'Angelo Russell will start on-court activities but won't travel to Houston with Lakers

Luke Walton’s rotation, which has grown more confusing as the Lakers’ injuries have piled up, might be easier to solve when the Lakers face the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.  But not because his team is getting healthier. The Lakers will take only 11 players on the one-day trip and forward Larry...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers summon rookie center Ivica Zubac from Development League

Depleted by injuries, the Lakers called up rookie Ivica Zubac, a second-round draft pick, from his Development League assignment Monday. Zubac averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in six games with the D-Fenders, getting playing time and experience he wouldn’t have had with the Lakers. Lakers...

Los Angeles Times

Shorthanded Lakers may need to separate dynamic scoring duo of Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson

First injuries made it impossible for Luke Walton to keep his second unit together, and now they are threatening to break up what has been the Lakers’ most dynamic pair.  All season, the Lakers (10-13) have relied on Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson to come off the bench and provide instant offense....

Orange County Register

Lou Williams laments his high-volume shooting in Lakers' 107-101 loss to Jazz

LOS ANGELES – The shots have dropped into the basket seemingly whenever Lou Williams has taken them. He has thrived despite evolving lineups, increasing his hustle amid a growing list of injuries without complaint. But after the Lakers’ 107-101...

Orange County Register

Luke Walton's unconventional Lakers lineup didn't work against Jazz, but it was progressive thinking

LOS ANGELES – When Luke Walton arrived at the arena on Monday night, he had narrowed to two his options for patching together a lineup ravaged by injuries. One choice had him moving Jordan Clarkson into the starting backcourt, but that would have...

Los Angeles Times

'Very solid' Ingram a bright spot in Lakers' loss

If there’s a silver lining for the Lakers in their spate of injuries lately, it’s that it’s afforded rookie Brandon Ingram the opportunity for more experience. For the last two games, Ingram has started in place of shooting guard Nick Young, who is out because of a strained right calf muscle. He’s...

Orange County Register

Lakers' Nick Young frustrated, relieved about calf injury sidelining him for 2-4 weeks

CHICAGO – The worst nightmare played out in Nick Young’s mind the moment his right leg landed awkwardly on the floor. The Lakers guard remembered feeling a “sharp pain.” He sensed “something pulled” from his right foot. And then three of...

CSN Chicago

Dwyane Wade game-time decision vs. Lakers; Doug McDermott still out with concussion

Dwyane Wade is a game-time decision against the Lakers and Doug McDermott’s lack of progress from his concussion will force him to miss his seventh straight game.

Los Angeles Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 105-84 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

The good news from the Lakers’ postgame locker room Tuesday night was that shooting guard Nick Young’s disposition appeared to be fairly sunny and he didn’t seem excessively concerned about his Achilles injury. He also was walking on his right foot with what appeared to be a normal gait. The Lakers...

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Wednesday's Lakers News: Pelicans cruise against injury-depleted Lakers

Wednesday's Lakers News: Pelicans cruise against injury-depleted Lakers

Los Angeles Times

Nick Young expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a strained right calf muscle, Lakers say

An MRI exam revealed that Lakers shooting guard Nick Young has a strained right calf muscle, the team said Wednesday. He is expected to miss two to four weeks. Young suffered the injury less than two minutes into the Lakers’ Tuesday night loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Three teammates helped...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Nick Young strains Achilles' tendon against Pelicans, will have MRI exam Wednesday

The Lakers’ injury bug claimed another victim on Tuesday night. Starting shooting guard Nick Young suffered a strain to his right Achilles’ tendon in the first quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans. Young made his way to the scorer’s table, then collapsed by it. Two teammates helped him off...

Orange County Register

Lakers are better equipped to survive injuries this season

EL SEGUNDO – For the Lakers to be any good, the preseason assumptions went, things would have to go perfectly. The margins were razor thin: First-year coach Luke Walton would have to see immediate results, young players would need to improve by...

Los Angeles Times

Surprisingly even Lakers gear up for tough four-game trip

There is no time during an NBA season to catch one’s breath, to appreciate the overachievement of one’s team, that it survived a brutal stretch of games with a difficult set of injuries, and emerged even. So the Lakers packed up after a Monday-morning practice for a trip that will include two sets...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers guard Lou Williams provides needed late-game scoring

With two hurt starters and other players with nagging injuries, Lakers Coach Luke Walton has spent the last week pouring over each and every lineup that could help his team win games.  So when Walton made a joking suggestion as to how he may use Lou Williams on his team’s upcoming road trip, it...

Orange County Register

Lakers consider Julius Randle questionable vs. New Orleans despite completing morning shootaround

NEW ORLEANS >> After spending the last week nursing a hip pointer injury that has limited his explosiveness, Lakers forward Julius Randle offered some promising signs that he can tap into his strength and athleticism again. Randle completed all of...

Los Angeles Times

Nick Young returns, but D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle are still missing from Lakers' lineup

Nick Young returned to the Lakers’ starting lineup Sunday night against the Atlanta Hawks, but the Lakers concluded their latest homestand still down two starters. Point guard D’Angelo Russell remained sidelined by a left knee injury and power forward Julius Randle missed his second straight game...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers center Tarik Black is offensive rebounding with the best of them

Tarik Black likens offensive rebounding to gambling, and the Lakers coaching staff is allowing him to play his hand.  Black, in his third NBA season, is the anchor of a Lakers’ second unit that has been shaken by injuries the last two games. He stands 6 feet 9, which is small for a center who makes...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Kevin Durant keeps Warriors' roll going despite injury scare vs. Lakers

Kevin Durant keeps Warriors' roll going despite injury scare vs. Lakers

Kobe Bryant Surprises Young Girl, Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant makes a young girl's day when he meets with her before a game. Marina is 11 years old and has cerebral palsy. After selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery in June, she had to relearn how to walk, but she says today was the

Byron Scott on Julius Randle: 'Almost A Walking Double Double'

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott talks about Larry Nance, Jr.s knee injury, Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!

Kobe Bryant Injury Update: Talk About Shutting Him Down & More

Los Angeles Lakers athletic trainer Gary Vitti told Byron Scott that if it were up to him, he'd like to shut Kobe Bryant down for a week or two. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World!