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Lakers Coach D'Antoni On His Future, 'Ludicrous' That His Style Of Play Causes Injuries

At 2014 Lakers exit interviews, head coach Mike D'Antoni says that the theory his style of play causes more injuries is 'ludicrous.' Plus, does he think he'll be the Lakers head coach next year? Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://Lakers

Spurs Nation | San Antonio Express-News

Popovich: Moving on from Games 6-7 most impressive feat of Spurs season

What has been the most remarkable accomplishment of a Spurs season chock full of benchmarks? — Arriving at Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Lakers with a chance to match the franchise record of 63 wins despite a plague of injuries that necessitated 29 different starting lineups? — Winning 62 games despite the fact leading […]

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Kent Bazemore schedules right foot surgery

SALT LAKE CITY -- After visiting with foot specialist Dr. Kenneth Hunt of Stanford University on Monday, it was determined Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore will require surgery on the torn tendon in his right foot, according to a team spokesman. Bazemore, who is not with the Lakers on their final two-game road trip, will undergo the surgery on Wednesday at Stanford University Medical Center. The second-year veteran is expected to be fully recovered from the surgery by June, according to a league source.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Lakers' last home game an unsatisfying ending

LOS ANGELES -- There aren’t many in the Lakers organization who have been through anything like this miserable season. The losing, the injuries, the utter lack of meaning in most of the games in the final few months of what will go down as the worst season in Lakers history. So when the Lakers played their final game at Staples Center Sunday night, it was hard to know how to act or what to do next. Some fans lingered in the stands well after the final buzzer, when you’d expect them to have bolted early in the fourth quarter once the Grizzlies took a commanding lead.

San Jose Mercury News

Warriors' Lee expected to face Lakers

Golden State Warriors forward David Lee is expected to play Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers and come off the bench in his return from injury, according to coach Mark Jackson.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Henry undergoes successful surgeries

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Wasting no time to start rehabilitating for next season, Xavier Henry underwent surgery on his left wrist and right knee on Friday and both procedures were successful, according to the Los Angeles Lakers. The were performed by Dr. Steve Shin (wrist) and Dr. Steve Lombardo (knee), both at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The Lakers announced Henry is expected to make a full recovery by the beginning of training camp, but the question is which team's training camp will he be reporting to?

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Nash, Kaman out vs. G.S.; Pau doubtful

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers will be shorthanded again when they host the Golden State Warriors on Friday. Not only will the team be missing Kobe Bryant, Xavier Henry and Kent Bazemore -- all of whom had their seasons shut down prematurely because of injuries -- Steve Nash (hamstring), Pau Gasol (vertigo) and Chris Kaman (right calf strain) are all unlikely to play against the Golden State Warriors on Friday. Nash, who said he was "probably" finished for the season after feeling a "bite" in his hamstring in the Lakers' 145-130 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, has...

Los Angeles Times

Not even John Wooden could have helped these Lakers, Steve Nash says

Nash comes to the defense of Mike D'Antoni, who also was his coach in Phoenix when he won MVP awards. He says change and injuries doomed the Lakers this season.It came during a pause in the national anthem, loud and clear.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Rapid Reaction: Rockets 145, Lakers 130

LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Howard missed his sixth straight game Tuesday because of a left ankle injury. Kobe Bryant missed his 53rd in a row because of his left knee. That reunion between the former testy teammates will have to wait until next season. Much like Lakers fans are left waiting until next season for a lot of things. A healthy roster? An impressive draft prospect? A new coach? It all remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, this season's squad set the bar low.

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Kent Bazemore to have surgery for torn tendon in right foot

The shooting guard was injured Sunday in a game against the Clippers and will miss the remaining five games of the season.A season of epic losses continued for the Lakers, who are dropping players almost as fast as they are games.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Bazemore (foot) to have season-ending surgery

LOS ANGELES -- The hits keep on coming for the Los Angeles Lakers. Kent Bazemore had an MRI exam Monday morning that showed a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot, the team announced. The injury will require surgery and keep Bazemore out of the final five games of the Lakers’ season. Bazemore fell to the floor with 10:03 left in the second quarter of Sunday’s 120-97 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. It was a non-contact injury and Bazemore told reporters after the game he “felt a pop” in the foot.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Xavier Henry set for surgery

Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry is scheduled to have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist as well as arthroscopic surgery on the cartilage abnormality in his right knee Friday. The timetable for his recovery will be given at the conclusion of his surgeries. Henry fell on his left wrist in the second half of the Lakers' 117-107 loss to the Washington Wizards on March 21 and missed four of the Lakers' last seven games after that.

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Xavier Henry scheduled to undergo surgery Friday

Lakers guard Xavier Henry has been scheduled to undergo a pair of surgeries Friday to repair the wrist and knee injuries that have sidelined him for the rest of the season.

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Kent Bazemore out for remainder of season with torn foot tendon

Kent Bazemore suffered a foot injury Sunday in the Lakers' 120-97 loss to the Clippers at Staples Center.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Lakers' Bazemore leaves with foot injury

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore exited the first half of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a right foot injury and will not return. X-Rays on Bazemore’s foot taken at the arena were negative, however the Lakers are classifying the injury as a right foot sprain and Bazemore will undergo an MRI on Monday. Bazemore fell to the floor with 10:03 remaining in the second quarter. It was a non-contact injury.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Bazemore to undergo MRI on Monday

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore exited the first half of Sunday's 120-97 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers because of a right foot injury and did not return. X-Rays on Bazemore's foot taken at the arena were negative, however the Lakers are classifying the injury as a right foot sprain and Bazemore will undergo an MRI exam Monday. Bazemore fell to the floor with 10:03 left in the second quarter. It was a non-contact injury.

Los Angeles Times

Lakers forward Xavier Henry done for the season

Henry, 23, showed flashes as a reserve, but he will need surgery after injuries to his knee and wrist.The Lakers closed the book on another player this season, one of many who couldn't quite get over their injury problems.

Lakers Nation

Lakers vs. Mavericks: Kent Bazemore, Injuries Seem 'Contagious,' Talks Clippers

After the Lakers loss to the Mavericks, Kent Bazemore says the injuries seem 'contagious,' after Nick Young rolled his ankle in the loss. Plus, Bazemore talks Clippers and individual roles. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNatio

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Xavier Henry to miss rest of season with wrist, knee injuries

EL SEGUNDO – The best season of Xavier Henry’s career is over. The 2010 lottery pick, who was nearly out of the league before the Lakers’ signed him to a non-guaranteed contract shortly before training camp last summer, will miss the final...

Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas

Dirk: I'm rooting for Steve Nash

LOS ANGELES – The Mavericks front office’s fears for Steve Nash finally came true eight seasons, two MVPs and one franchise later. The point guard’s body has broken down. After a tremendously successful stint with the Phoenix Suns that followed his Dallas departure, Nash’s two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers have been extremely difficult. Injuries have limited the future Hall of Famer to 63 games, including only 13 this season as he dealt with nerve root irritation in his back and hamstrings.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Improved Meeks making his team proud

SACRAMENTO -- Not that any awards should be handed out to anyone on a Los Angeles Lakers team that fell to a dreadful 25-50 with a 107-102 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday -- no need to pile on to the participation trophies trying to strip the competitiveness out of youth sports these days -- but specialized titles can still apply. Biggest disappointment? That's easily Kobe Bryant, as Father Time won this round with him, limiting the 35-year-old to only six games when a fractured knee was the latest injury to strike his left leg after his torn Achilles.

Blazers Blog | Oregonian

Photos: Portland Trail Blazers face Lakers, seeking fourth straight win

Photos from the Portland Trail Blazers game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. With LaMarcus Aldridge back from injury and in the starting lineup, the Blazers have righted the ship and won...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Rapid Reaction: Bucks 108, Lakers 105

MILWAUKEE -- The city of Milwaukee has not been too good to Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni over the years. His history with the place dates to November 1973 -- his rookie season with the Kansas City-Omaha Kings -- when he broke his hand in his first start of his career. "Had to go to the hospital in my warm-ups, it wasn't good," D'Antoni said before the Lakers played the Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday. "Oscar Robertson broke it, so that's how it goes.

Orange County Register

Lakers' Henry trying to play through wrist pain

LOS ANGELES – The Lakers have seen players miss games because of fractured knees and elbow injuries; there’s been back pain and a cervical strain. Groins have been particularly at risk. In all, 11 players have combined to miss 257 games, led, of...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Jordan Farmar on brink of return

MILWAUKEE -- In a rare instance this season of an injury going better than the Los Angeles Lakers expected, guard Jordan Farmar says he plans to have his strained right groin re-evaluated this weekend when the team returns to L.A. The seven-year veteran could be back in the lineup next week if cleared. Farmar said he suffered the injury at practice March 17 when he warmed up, sat down and signed autographs "for an hour" as part of a team requirement, then played again after his groin had tightened up.

New York Daily News

Knicks Insider: D'Antoni glad to see Amar'e back

Few people know Amar’e Stoudemire like Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni. No one is more impressed with the way he has resurrected his career after an assortment of knee injuries.    

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Gasol out, Henry in vs. Knicks; Nash doubtful

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Lakers are likely to be without two of their most experienced players when they welcome the surging New York Knicks to Staples Center on Tuesday. Neither Pau Gasol (vertigo) nor Steve Nash (sore right hamstring) participated in Tuesday morning's shootaround and they are considered doubtful to play against the Knicks, according to Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni. Gasol, who exited the Lakers' 103-94 win over the Orlando Magic at halftime Sunday because of dizziness and nausea and spent the night in the hospital after being administered three liters of fluids via an IV,...

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Gasol, Nash doubtful against Jackson's Knicks

EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers remain doubtful Pau Gasol and Steve Nash will be able to play Tuesday, as illness and injury continue to define this season even as Phil Jackson’s new team comes to town. The New York Knicks had won nine straight games...

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Xavier Henry has ruptured wrist ligament that will require surgery

Lakers reserve forward-guard Xavier Henry has a ruptured ligament in his left wrist and will require surgery after this season.

Lakers Nation

Lakers vs. Spurs: Xavier Henry Plans To Push Through The Pain From Injury

After the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the San Antonio Spurs, Xavier Henry says he plans to push through his injury to play as much as possible. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com/LakersNation