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The Los Angeles Lakers are no stranger to scrutiny, but the scrutiny they have been under the last few weeks is high even for them. What seemed to be a run of bad luck with injuries and close losses exploded on Tuesday night when they went into Cleveland and got beat down by Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao…and little else. Their defense, analysts agree, seems to be their biggest problem. The Lakers’ wings are old and slow, and the addition of Steve Nash will do nothing but exacerbate their perimeter defense problems even further. Dwight Howard looks like a shell of the man that was the best defensive center since Hakeem Olajuwon. Their bench was thin at the beginning of the year – even before losing Nash and Gasol to injury. Antawn Jamison is one of the worst defensive players in the league. Kobe Bryant – despite all of his First Team Defensive awards – has slipped dramatically on the defensive end. Much of the talk the last few days has focused on their transition defense – or lac...
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Steve Nash's timetable for return keeps getting pushed out. His injury has been strange since it happened. At first, he was diagnosed with a shin contusion. He was expected back possibly the next night. Then the diagnosis suddenly jumped to a fractured fibula. Nash was then expected to miss about a week and a half to two weeks. Now, over a month later, Nash still...
Y! Sports reports that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash is battling a nerve irritation in his left leg. That seems to be the main reason why his return to the lineup has been delayed. Apparently, Nash’s leg fracture has been healed for the past month. The whole nerve irritation is what has been holding him back. Nash has been keeping up with his handles and his...
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash told USA Today Sports that he's unlikely to play for at least another two weeks, as he continues his rehabilitation from a broken leg. Nash has been out since fracturing his left fibula in a collision with Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard on Oct. 31. "I think it will be at least another two weeks," Nash told...
The Lakers have struggled this season and are looking to turn things around. Kobe believes Metta World Peace can help lead the way.
Steve Nash could miss another three to six games.
WASHINGTON Pau Gasol will not play tonight against the Washington Wizards, missing his seventh consecutive game because of knee tendinitis.
The Lakers are 1-5 without Gasol, who is averaging 12.6 points and shooting 42.
Gasol hasn't talked to reporters in several days, briefly telling The Times on Tuesday that his ailing knees remain "an enigma."
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WASHINGTON Pau Gasol will not play Friday against the Washington Wizards, missing his seventh consecutive game because of knee tendinitis.
The Lakers are 1-5 without Gasol, who is averaging 12.6 points and shooting 42 percent.
Gasol hasn't talked to reporters in several days, briefly telling The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that his ailing knees remain "an enigma."...
In you missed it last night, the Lakers played the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. In case you missed it last night, Carmello Anthony put on a shooting display until leaving with a minor injury in the third quarter. The Lakers looked old, slow, and like they didn't care. The Lakers lost by only nine, but were trailing by 19 at halftime.The Lakers aren't built to run a D...
Steve Nash and Steve Blake remain out, leaving Chris Duhon and Darius Morris to handle point guard duties.
LOS ANGELES For weeks now, I've been trying to figure out why the Lakers have been playing such lousy basketball. I've had about as much success coming up with answers as has Mike D'Antoni. The team has moments of good execution and great effort, but not nearly enough to compensate for the hours of horrible basketball they've turned in this season.
A lot of peopleincluding...
CLEVELAND -- Mike D'Antoni stood outside the visiting locker room and stared at the ground.
His eyes were bloodshot, his hair a mess, his tie out of sorts. It was as if he had spent the previous 48 minutes tumbling in a clothes dryer.
"The state that we're in, that's inexcusable, and we've got to figure it out," he said.
D'Antoni was speaking after...
Mike D'Antoni never built the team he wanted in New York. Now he looks at the Knicks and sees what he would like his Lakers to become.
D'Antoni returns to Madison Square Garden on Thursday for the first time since resigning as Knicks coach last March, hoping to see the type of performance his new team hasn't demonstrated nearly enough.
The Knicks were a disappointment...
Well about one quarter into the new season and a few observations can be made. For one thing, it looks like those big deals bringing Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the Lakers have been a little less than successful. There were two good reasons to be a little doubtful of the initial rush to claim new Laker superpower status. One, there's the matter of age. The Lakers are getting...