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Another day, another injury update for the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Dave McMenamin from ESPN LosAngeles, big man Jordan Hill will miss the rest of the regular season due to a hip injury.
Hill underwent an arthrogram test Friday on his injured left hip, and results showed that he has loose fragments in addition to a possible torn labrum, according to the Lakers.
Hill has been advised that surgery will be needed to repair the injury, which would cause him to miss the remainder of the season. He will seek a second opinion before he schedules surgery, Hill’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
“Kobe accidentally stepped on my foot, and it kind of took my leg out of place,” Hill said.
This is obviously very frustrating news for the Lakers, as Hill is one of their most hardworking players. His services were needed more than ever, especially with the absence of Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol due to injury.
Hill was averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game.
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Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said the Lakers are considering applying for a disabled players exception for Jordan Hill.
Hill is expected to have surgery to fix a possible labral tear and remove "loose bodies" from the joint. Recovery is expected to take six months and Hill would miss the remainder of the season.
The Lakers are eligible to apply for the exception...
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EL SEGUNDO Earl Clark savior?
Or is it: Earl Clark savior!
His performance in the next 46 games will ultimately provide the answer. The Lakers dont necessarily need the versatile 6-9 Clark to save them from playoff oblivion. They are, however, counting on him to replace the minutes and production of Jordan Hill.
Numbers-wise hes been even better than the always-energized...
LOS ANGELES After Friday nights 116-101 loss to Oklahoma City, a frustrated Mike DAntoni threw down the gauntlet to his team.
The season begins for us Sunday night, said the beleaguered head coach. Its time for us to plant our feet and make a stand. We cant wait any longer.
And for one of the few times this season on Sunday, the Lakers responded to their head coach in a positive...
On the bright side for Kobe at least he isn’t getting divorced anymore. Call me crazy, but I think Bean is taking the losses a little harder than Dwight Howard.
Remember when Jim Buss said it is 95% that Dwight re-signs with Lakers?
He might have been using Romney math with that one.
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Kobe Bryant scored 23 points for the Lakers, who finally earned their first victory of 2013 while ending their longest skid since February...
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During the second quarter of Friday’s Oklahoma City Thunder-Los Angeles Lakers...
Look on the bright side…The Lakers are gonna get their highest draft pick in years! Ah, that’s right. They traded away all their picks through the 2030 season. It was a nice thought though.
I just don’t get it! But please, spare me all of the excuses…
“They hired the wrong coach…”
“They don’t mesh well on the court…”
“Dwight doesn’t make his free...
If you did not stay up to see the Cavaliers take on the Los Angeles Lakers, we have you covered with the lone highlight. Cleveland Cavaliers high-flying forward Alonzo Gee provided Staples Center fans a put-back dunk against the hometown Lakers. Gee finished with 14 points, four rebounds, and three steals, but the Cavaliers would...
Red Auerbach had a saying when he was building championship-caliber Celtics teams as a coach and executive for 29 years:
“Never trust any plan that hinges on Jordan Hill.”
It was a remarkably forward-thinking slogan, considering Hill was not born when Auerbach gave up his general managing duties. Knowing Auerbach’s legendary foresight, though, it is not impossible to think...
LOS ANGELES -- There was a time when a 15-point win over the Los Angeles Lakers on their home floor was a cause for celebration. At least a smile or two. Not in the Oklahoma City Thunder locker room, though. Not with the Lakers just a shell of their former selves. Not with bigger fish to fry. These Thunder have their eyes on a grander prize. Oklahoma City built a 20-point...