Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Injuries Piling Up For L.A.
Nick Young Believes He Will Thrive In Luke Walton’s System, Environment
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When Nick Young couldn’t put pressure on his leg and had to be carried off the floor, many feared the veteran guard had suffered a season-ending injury. Several reporters and fans alike thought Young had severely injured his Achilles. Our own Serena Winters said the injury reminded her of the one Kobe Bryant suffered in 2013.

Luckily, Young avoided an Achilles injury altogether. Instead, Young will be sidelined for the next 2-4 weeks with a strained calf muscle. The injury comes at a terrible time as Young was in the midst of a turnaround year under new coach Luke Walton.

The Lakers are now without their starting backcourt as D’Angelo Russell is still sidelined with a knee injury. Russell is scheduled to meet with team doctors on Monday and could return soon. For now, the Lakers will have to get creative with their lineups until Russell or Young can return.

Lakers Nation News

Luke Walton: Lakers Proven They Can ‘Step Up For A Challenge’

Luke Walton Says Lakers Will ‘Miss’ Nick Young’s Defense

Lakers Injury Update: D’Angelo Russell To See Team Doctor On Monday

Lakers Highlights: Los Angeles vs Chicago Bulls

Game Recap: Lakers Grind Out Ugly Win In Chicago

Lakers News

Lakers get good news on Nick Young’s injury – Fox Sports

Depleted Lakers grind through 96-90 win over Bulls – OC Register

Lakers’ Lou Williams has a knack for getting to the line- LA Times

Lakers’ Brandon Ingram thankful for Jerry Stackhouse’s influence – OC Register

Kobe-less Lakers a fantasy basketball gold mine – ESPN

NBA News

NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated

Biggest NBA draft sleepers – ESPN

Isaiah Austin cleared to play after Marfan diagnosis – NBA.com

LeBron James chosen as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of Year – NBA.com

LeBron James, Russell Westbrook named NBA players of the month – USA Today

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