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Lakers Steve Blake has surgery, will miss 6-8 more weeks

Dec 3, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT

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And the Darius Morris/Chris Duhon era continues in Los Angeles….

Just a day after Steve Nash said he would be out maybe another couple weeks (he’s not sure) came this news about his backup, via the Lakers official twitter account.

Blake had been trying to rehab the abdominal injury without surgery, but it wasn’t working.

The Lakers need point guard help, but it would be tough to trade for one (teams are going to try and force the Lakers to overpay, the other teams will have leverage) and the free agent crop is guys like Mike Bibby. Who is not an upgrade. With Nash coming back, it’s hard to see them making a deal. So expect to continue to see a lot of Kobe Bryant essentially playing the point, running a lot of pick-and-roll.

The Lakers issues are bigger than just the point guard spot — the defense, the bench, Pau Gasol’s comfort level are all as big or bigger. But the Lakers offense is not going to flow without Nash or another top guard and that is certainly tied to the Lakers wild inconsistency this season.

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