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It’s not trolling to say that Steve Blake, amid all the injuries the Lakers have endured, has been his team’s best player for much of this season. A 10-year veteran, Blake has never been a star and was never intended to be the feature guard in Los Angeles, where Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant were supposed to comprise the Lakers’ starting backcourt. Injuries to both All-Stars forced Blake into a much larger role this season, however, and the veteran stepped up. Now, the Lakers have to hope someone else steps up with Blake sidelined as well. Blake could miss up to six weeks with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right (shooting) elbow, the team announced Thursday. That will send the 10-year veteran out of Maryland to the trainer’s table just as Bryant, fresh off rehabilitating a torn Achilles, returned to the court this week. In 21 games, all as a starter, Blake averaged 9.8 points and 7.7 assists per game. He deftly ran the surprisingly respectable Lakers’ offense, handing out mor...

Lakers G Steve Blake out 6 weeks with elbow woes

Steve Blake will be out at least six weeks with a torn ligament in his right elbow, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers without all three of their injured point guards. Blake was hurt Nov. 26 in Washington, but kept playing until the Lakers' team doctors diagnosed the tear this week. He has been starting in the absence of Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar, averaging 9.8 points and 7.7...

Lakers Steve Blake out for at least six weeks

The Los Angles Lakers have confirmed that Steve Blake’s injury that he suffered on November 26 will ground him for the rest of 2013. Please click here to read this story. The post Lakers Steve Blake out for at least six weeks appeared first on Players View.

Lakers' guard Steve Blake expected to out at least six weeks

The Los Angeles Lakers are in unfamiliar territory a little more than a quarter of the way through the season. They are 10-11 and in 4th place in the Pacific Division. The good news is that Kobe Bryant, in his second game back from Achilles surgery, looked more like himself.  He scored 20 points in 28 minutes against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. The bad news is the team will...

Steve Blake Out At Least 6 Weeks With Torn Elbow Ligament

Los Angeles Lakers Point Guard Steve Blake will miss at least 6 weeks with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow according to Lakers PR: Steve Blake expected to be out a minimum of 6 weeks, has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, per Lakers PR — Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) December 12, 2013 This is a big blow for the Lakers who lack point...

Steve Blake Out Six Weeks With Torn Ligament In Elbow

Steve Blake has suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to be out a minimum of 6 weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday. Blake suffered the injury in the second half of the Lakers' game against the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 24. Blake is averaging 9.8 points and 7.7 assists this season.

Blake out six weeks; Lakers turn to Kobe

Kobe Bryant as point guard? Better get used to it. As Lakers news goes from bad to worse, he's their only hope to salvage something from disaster. The sudden loss of Steve Blake, who will be out for six weeks or more after suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, leaves the reeling Lakers with no point guards. Steve Nash's bad back remains in a delicate...

Steve Blake Out for 6 weeks

Another decimating blow for the Lakers, As now Steve Blake, Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar who are guards for the Lakers are injured. Steve Nash doesn’t play because he has myriad issues in his back and hip. Jordan Farmar has a hamstring injury that will require surgery and now Steve Blake will be out for the Lakers for 6 weeks because he has torn ligament in his elbow. From the...

Kobe Bryant tells Pau Gasol to consider losing some weight

Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol is blaming his recent struggles on coach Mike D’Antoni, while Kobe Bryant suggests it could be Gasol’s health that’s slowing the big man down. “I told him I thought the thing that really helped me out, I dropped some weight,” Bryant said, via Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times. ”I told him he should probably measure it himself...

Lakers Steve Blake out six weeks with elbow injury

Apparently being employed as a Los Angeles Lakers point guard has become an occupational hazard, as Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar, and now Steve Blake have all succumbed to injuries this season. After Blake was examined today by team doctor Steve Lombardo and Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, the Laker point guard was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is expected...

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake will miss 6 or more weeks

According to a tweet by the Lakers, point guard Steve Blake will miss “a minimum of 6 weeks.”  This is due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right […]

Steve Blake out at least six weeks; Kyle Lowry trade rumors to New York, Brooklyn heat up

Major bummer for those of us relying on Los Angeles Lakers Steve Blake. (Yeah, I know that's a scary thought.) Blake is out at least six weeks with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He'd been playing through it since November 26, proving he's a pretty bad m'fer. Blake was having a good season: In 21 games as a starter, the pasty gangster (as Jim...

Lakers to play Kobe Bryant at point guard following Steve Blake injury

via @NBA The injury bug has hit the Lakers point guards. Steve Blake will be out for six weeks after suffering an elbow ligament tear. The Lakers are already without Steve Nash and back up point guard Jordan Farmar is a few weeks away from returning after a hamstring tear sidelined him two weeks ago. So the Lakers will try a different sort of line up Friday when they face off against...

Mike D’Antoni Says He Trust Kobe Guarding Westbrook Tonight

After the Lakers received news that Steve Blake would be out six weeks, Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni decided to name Kobe Bryant his emergency point guard. There will be no time for Kobe to ease in his new role as he faces Russell Westbrook tonight in Oklahoma City. Kobe has only been back for two […]

Lakers Considering Barbosa, Morris, Duhon, Others

The Los Angeles Lakers are down to zero point guards due to Steve Blake's injury and are considering their options regarding a potential signing. Mitch Kupchak said Leandro Barbosa, Darius Morris and Chris Duhon are all "on the list" of point guards the team is considering. "I think for the time being we're going to roll with what we've got," Kupchak...
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