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Lakers’ Nick Young injures knee, out at least two weeks

Feb 6, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

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The Lakers, already far and away leading the NBA in man-games lost to injury, continue to pad that lead. Not that they want to.

Just as they got pretty much their entire point guard rotation back from injury, they have lost Nick Young for at least two weeks with a “non-displaced fracture of the patella and a bone bruise in his left knee,” according to reporter Mike Trudell. Swaggy P will be re-evaluated in two weeks, he could be out longer.

Young injured his knee when fouled during the Lakers win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

While he is a streaky gunner with no conscience, Young provided shot creation that the Lakers will miss.

For those of you trying to keep track of the Lakers’ roster comings and goings… good luck. Back now are Steve Nash, Steve Blake (who had a triple-double against the Cavaliers) and Jordan Farmar. The guys out for the Lakers are Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Jodie Meeks, Xavier Henry and now Young.

The Lakers have re-signed Shawne Williams to a 10-day contract to add a healthy body to the roster. Wise move, as at the end of the Lakers win Wednesday night they were out of eligible players and had to leave Robert Sacre in the game after he fouled out — with each additional foul a technical foul would have been added to the penalty. It’s been a long time since an NBA team had to go that route.

But that’s pretty much how the Lakers season has been.

  1. kb2408 - Feb 6, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    This has been the most unbelievable two seasons in LAKERS history! Nothing can erase the memories of the last two years. However, when the LAKERS are awarded the number 1 overall pick in the NBA draft it will make us LAKERS fans feel a little better.

    • spursareold - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      I’d laugh if 3 teams jumped over you and you wound up at #9.

  2. lakerade - Feb 6, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Swaggy nooooo! I guess Ryan Kelly or Kaman are next, they’ve been healthy all season long thus far.

  3. sportsfan18 - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Curse of Kobe.

    Kobe is gonna have SO much fun the next two seasons…

    I mean, he is SO close to his 6th title…

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:55 PM

      Right, it’s clearly Kobe’s fault that players are getting injured. After all, he is the strength and conditioning coach and trainer on top of his playing duties and daytime job of killing puppies and being evil overlord of the universe.

      • sportsfan18 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:37 PM

        Well you know, the prices at local L.A. Chinese restaurants did drop lately, while Kobe has been on the mend…

    • ranfan12 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

      That’s the curse of Jim Buss. First no phil, then MDA, then players dropping like flies. It’s not a coincidence

      • sportsfan18 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

        Amen ranfan12! Amen.

  4. billtetley53 - Feb 6, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    asimonetti in here defending her husbsnd again. How pathetic.

    Kobecis coming back and not playing to lose games. #9 pick sounds about right.

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      Good we could use some wins.

  5. jerdogthompson - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    As an ardent Clippers fan since 89, I found myself saying I have two favorite teams. The Clippers and any team that’s playing the Lakers. Kinda sad as even I feel sorry now for how bad it’s gotten for Laker fans.

    Now it’s, the Clippers and anyone who plays the Nor-Cow warriors.

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 7, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      No need to feel sorry. Even Jim Buss is a better owner than Donald Sterling. Call me when Jim Buss screws the homeless population of Los Angeles out of housing so that he can build himself a new apartment complex.

  6. shuttaman1990 - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    D’atoni system getting them boys hurt all day.

    lakers all day.

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