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ATLANTA The trade deadline passed a few weeks ago, but the Lakers will add a significant player to their active roster next week.
Pau Gasol will return soon from torn plantar fascia in his right foot. The only game he ruled out was Friday at Indiana.
"Everything else is possible. I'm not going to hold myself back if I think I'm ready to play," Gasol said Wednesday. "There's not many games left in the season and every game will be valuable to us.
"We're keeping our options open. We're trying to see how I progress over the next few days."
After Friday, the Lakers play Sunday against Sacramento and Monday in Phoenix, each possible return dates, though their next game after that, March 22 against Washington, gives Gasol an extra three days of recovery time.
He hasn't played since Feb. 5 against Brooklyn.
The Lakers initially said he would be sidelined at least six to eight weeks, and in a rare spot of good injury news for them this...
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The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a difficult defeat last night the Hawks, but more concerning is the loss of Kobe Bryant to injury. Bryant rolled his ankle and suffered a severe sprain on the final play of the game, as he came down awkwardly on his game-winning shot attempt. It appeared as if Dahntay Jones undercut him when he challenged the shot, causing Kobe to hurt himself. This...
Vanessa Bryant shared a photo through her Instagram account of her husband’s “severely sprained ankle” late Wednesday night after the Lakers loss to the Hawks. In the photo you can see an obvious swollen lump on around the bone of the left ankle. Kobe rolled his ankle on the feet of Dahntay Jones after attempting a game-tying jumper in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter...
Something about the Los Angeles Lakers brings out the worst free throw shooters. It started with Hack-a-Shaq and now it’s become Hack-a-Dwight.
Hack-a-Dwight is when a player may be intentionally fouled the moment he gains possession of the ball, but he may also be fouled when he is off-the-ball. However, the NBA has a rule discouraging the defense from intentionally fouling a...
Kobe Bryant tried. He defied all reasonable expectations Friday night and started for the Lakers despite a horribly sprained left ankle that would put mere mortals on the shelf for a couple of weeks.
So what did it matter that he played only 12 minutes, didn't score a point and spent the final three quarters on the bench? In his absence, everyone else stepped up.
It might sound...
Much has been made about Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard and his return to his former homecourt in Orlando.
On Tuesday, Howard lived up to his Superman persona scoring 39 points and 16 rebounds in the Lakers victory over a a Magic team that is currently the worst in the NBA.
Please click here to read this story and watch video from Howard's evening
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The Lakers' push for the playoffs might be without Kobe Bryant for a while.
The Los Angeles star severely sprained his left ankle Wednesday night after missing a game-tying shot in the closing seconds of a loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Lakers spokesman John Black said Bryant is out indefinitely, just as a team that underachieved much of the season is playing its best basketball...
INSULT TO INJURY
The NBA posted a statement on its website that said a foul should have been called on Dahntay Jones on the play that resulted in Kobe Bryant's ankle injury.
ORLANDO Perhaps it's time to retire the talk that the Orlando Magic need to retire Dwight Howard's old jersey number.
While the booing and fouling of Howard in his return to town as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers was predictable, here's something that wasn't: Tobias Harris, making his third start since being acquired three weeks ago in the trade which sent J...
Kobe Bryant's availability for Friday night's game will be a game-time decision.
The Lakers' star has spent the past two days treating what he calls the worst sprained ankle of his career. He was injured after landing on the foot of Atlanta's Dahntay Jones in the closing seconds Wednesday night. NBA officials said Thursday a foul should have been called on the play...
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Kobe Bryant lasted just one quarter on a severely sprained left
ankle, but Dwight Howard completed a go-ahead, three-point play
with 90 seconds left Friday night to help the Los Angeles Lakers
hold off the Indiana Pacers, 99-93.