The Official Lakers Injuries Thread 2014/15 Season

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Can the Lakers place in the top 5 if healthy?
No, we simply do not have the talent.
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Yes, IF healthy, we can place top 5 with Byron Scott running the show
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Gmoney818
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So now we can add Jeremy Lin to the list with a sprained ankle. Will be re-evaluated today, hopefully he doesn't miss too much time. I'm really hoping he gets starting role over Nash for most of the season. I think the team would REALLY benefit with Nash in the second unit as a Veteran and mentor to the bench squad. It will also limit his minutes and there would be less chance of him getting a season, or I should say "career" ending injury. Also, while I was at the golden state game, I was really paying attention to their defense, which looked great compared to last year. Still needs work of course, but they will adjust as the season comes along. I also watched Randle very closely, as he was the player I wanted the Lakers to draft weeks, maybe even months before we even got our lottery #. He DEFINITELY has great post skills, defense, rebounding and blocking. He needs to work on his jump shot though like Blake did this off-season. I don't know if anyone saw the clip of him making 5+ jump shots in the first quarter of their game the other day, including a 3. He looked really good and it's hard for me to admit, but I can finally say that he can do more than dunk the ball. I think Randle will be an all-star within the next 3 years if he can develop himself. He definitely has potential. But back to the injuries. 10/10/14 Jordan Clarkson PG Calf Probable for start of season 10/06/14 Nick Young SG Thumb Doubtful for start of season 10/04/14 Steve Nash PG Ankle Probable for start of season 10/01/14....


Gmoney818
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just in case anyone hasn't read about Lin's injury, here ya go! http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-fyi-20141012-story.h tml he Lakers are running out of point guards and it's not even two weeks into October. Jeremy Lin went down with a sprained ankle after Robert Sacre stepped on him at Saturday's practice, Coach Byron Scott said. It led to the same phrase that rattled Lakers fans in recent years: He will be evaluated again the following day. Related story: Lakers' Steve Nash has a believer in Golden State's Steve Kerr Related story: Lakers' Steve Nash has a believer in Golden State's Steve Kerr Broderick Turner With rookie Jordan Clarkson sidelined at least a week....


Skyeword
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There seems to be a lot of injuries across the league. Bradley Beal broke his wrist and Durant requires surgery his foot to give two notable examples.


LakerZip
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It's gonna happen. Especially with a team that has no experience working together. That's why Gary Viti is so important to this team.

It's still preseason. We've got time to get healthy before the season begins. I'll bet that Mitch brings in another PG to fill in the gaps.

If Nash is really better, he should be able to help.


Shaq
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guys how can we have so many injuries in the last 3 years? do you think that it is a matter of luck, nature of players or do you think that the medical staff may have something to do with it?


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Shaq wrote:
guys how can we have so many injuries in the last 3 years? do you think that it is a matter of luck, nature of players or do you think that the medical staff may have something to do with it?

It's my opinion that D'Antoni's clueless 8 man rotation had a lot to do with it as well some bad luck. The more severe injuries are the ones lingering from last season. The others are par for the course.


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Skyeword wrote:
It's my opinion that D'Antoni's clueless 8 man rotation had a lot to do with it as well some bad luck. The more severe injuries are the ones lingering from last season. The others are par for the course.
Jodie meeks was the player with the highest mpg average on the roster last season. He missed 5 games. (33.2mpg joint 49th in the league) Pau was second at 31.4mpg 76th in the league he missed 22 games. Next were Johnson and Young at 28.4 and 28.3 mpg. Contrary to what everyone wants to believe no player was logging....


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I agree with Skye, that the number of injuries we have experienced over the past two seasons are a result of a series of BAD rotations by the coach. He just didn't get it. He played guys way longer than made sense, and they broke down, over and over again. At least that's behind us.

Our injured guys are going to be ok, and at some point, our guys will be in better shape, and will know what they are doing a little better, so hopefully the number of injuries will be reduced - going forward.


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