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The Lakers announced that point guard Steve Nash will miss "at least another week" with a nondisplaced leg fracture.
Nash was injured in the second game of the season in Portland on Oct 31. Since Nash's injury, the team has fired Coach Mike Brown and hired Mike D'Antoni in his place.
Reserve point guard Steve Blake is also out with an abdominal strain. The timeline on Blake's return remains unclear as well.
Interim head coach Bernie Bickerstaff has relied on second-year guard Darius Morris to start with his top-two point guards out.
Veteran Chris Duhon has backed up Morris, but Bickerstaff even turned to Kobe Bryant against the San Antonio Spurs (in a close loss) to man the point.
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Steve Nash has a small non-displaced fracture in the head of his fibula (left leg).
Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said he chose to hire Mike D’Antoni over fan-favorite and 11-time champion Phil Jackson because he felt D’Antoni’s system would be a better fit for the Lakers current roster. Only time will tell though if he made the right decision.Now no one doubts that D’Antoni’s system can be implemented on the fly much quicker than the triangle system...
LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't quite "Seven seconds or less," but the Los Angeles Lakers sure scored in a blur in their final tuneup before Mike D'Antoni takes the reins. Kobe Bryant had 31 points to lead five Lakers in double-figures in a 114-102 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night at Staples Center in what is expected to be the team's last game under interim...
Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni did not coach in Sunday night's game against Houston as originally plannned, deciding to delay for one game his debut with the team because he is not completely recovered by knee-replacement surgery. Lakers spokesman John Black told ESPNLosAngeles.com that a combination of pain, fatigue, lack of mobility and the medication D'...
I have really been intrigued by the saga unfolding out in LA LA land. The Los Angeles Lakers publicly welcomed new head coach Mike D’Antoni to their bench on Friday. Though D’Antoni will never be held in the highest regard in my green goggles, I must say his usually very dry press conferences turned candid and amusing Friday. [...]
The Los Angeles Lakers honored one of the greatest players to ever step on a basketball court on Friday night. The franchise unveiled a statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar outside of Staples Center in Los Angeles. His No. 33 had already been retired, and now his patented skyhook has been captured in bronze alongside statues of Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Jerry West and Chick Hearn. The...
Dan D'Antoni, the older brother of new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, will serve as a Lakers assistant coach this season, the team announced Sunday. Dan D'Antoni, 65, spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Knicks when Mike D'Antoni was head coach in New York. He also was an assistant coach for the Suns during Mike D'Antoni...
Ahh, Pau Gasol. As one of the greatest big men in the NBA, the Laker forward is often the difference-maker between the Lake show going deep into the playoffs, or making an early exit. As evidenced over these past couple years, Gasol’s play hasn’t quite been there, and Hollywood’s favorite team got bounced before a [...]
The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Dan DAntoni to serve as an assistant coach, it was announced Sunday by Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak.
The older brother of Lakers head coach Mike DAntoni, Dan joins the team after spending the past four seasons with the New York Knicks, where he served as an assistant coach on his brothers staff. Hired by New York on June 20, 2008, DAntoni...
Kobe Bryant had 31 points, Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers while scoring 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers played Mike D'Antoni's style of up-tempo basketball in a 114-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Dwight Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers improved to 3-1 under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff with a performance that must have...
Tweet In the NBA, there are some times when taking a charge is advised, and others when you may want to get out of the way. Los Angeles Lakers Jodie Meeks got a lesson of this against the Houston Rockets Sunday, courtesy of rookie Terrence Jones: Meeks was quickly subbed out of the contest, as [...]
LOS ANGELES -- "Brown is a good coach 314 regular-season wins don't lie. He actually has a full season this year to show it. Let him."
I wrote that at the end of last week's "Three Thoughts"; I didn't know it was also going to be the end of Mike Brown.
I still stand by what I wroteMike Brown is a good coach.
He's just not the right coach for...