Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Lakers Have BIG Problems

NBA: Preseason-Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles LakersBy now, many fans are looking towards the next three games and saying “how are the Lakers going to do it?” The Lakers will face the Houston Rockets next, followed by the Spurs and the Thunder. Talk about a tough upcoming three games.

Unfortunately, the Lakers have lost all of their primary big men to injuries. Gasol is out indefinitely with a concussion sustained vs. Denver, and will not travel with the team. Jordan Hill is also out after suffering a hip injury on Sunday night. Lastly, Dwight Howard suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder and is out at least a week, but will still travel with the team. Dwight Howard will undergo an MRI for his sore right shoulder.

Robert Sacre and Earl Ckark are expected to instead start for the Lakers. Sacre was assigned to the D-League but was brought up today and most likely, will be starting at the center position for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Houston Rockets. This is good and bad news for Robert; he will be given an amazing opportunity to show Lakers fans what he’s got, but it will come at the cost of his bench dancing that so many of us have grown to love.

The other Lakers players will have to step up to the plate in Texas. Metta World Peace will once again be expected to bring it tomorrow night playing a number of positions, including small forward, power forward and center.

Lakers Nation News

Sacre Expected To Start; Metta To Play In Post

Kobe Bryant Celebrates 3-Point Shooting Anniversary

Lakers News: Team Waives Darius Johnson-Odom

Lakers News: Dwight Howard Says He Doesn’t Need Surgery

Lakers News: Dwight Howard to Have MRI on Right Shoulder

Lakers’ Social Capital All Spent; Intimidation Aura Nonexistent

Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol & Jordan Hill Out With Injuries

Mike D’Antoni Still Believes Lakers Can Make Post-Season

Lakers News: GM Mitch Kupchak Chimes in on Lakers’ Struggles

NBA Power Rankings Week 11: A Tight Squeeze At The Top, Lakers Falter Again

Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard Fight Rumors Exaggerated?

Lakers News

Lakers Source Calls Kobe Bryant / Dwight Howard Incident “Simply Not True” [Silver Screen and Roll]

Jordan Hill Will Miss at Least Two Games [Silver Screen and Roll]

Injury Bug Bites Lakers’ Big Men [Forum Blue and Gold]

Kobe Tweets He Refuses to Yield to Thoughts of Self-Doubt [ESPN]

Mike D’Antoni Has Been a Huge Failure with Lakers [LA Times]

The Sky Isn’t Falling in Lakers Nation … Yet [Lakers Blog]

When Will the Lakers Be Any Fun Again? [OC Register]

Mamba vs. D12! (Not) [Basketblog]

Expecting the Unexpected [5 on 5]

Pau Gasol Believes He Can Play vs. Houston Despite Lacerated Nose [Inside the Lakers]

Lakers, and Coach Mike D’Antoni, are Flunking Chemistry [LA Times]

Title Talk Replaced By Postseason Goal as Lakers Lower Expectations [Lakers Index]

Lakers v. Nuggets: 35 Extra Possessions Is A Lot [Forum Blue and Gold]

Loyal fans Have Jumped Off The Gasol Love Train [Laker Liker]

Lakers Fans Demanding Their Phil [OC Register]

Numbers Working Against Lakers After Loss [Daily Dime]

Top 3 Lakers Bigs Out in Texas [Basketblog]

Dwight Howard to Have MRI After Aggravating Right Shoulder [Inside the Lakers]

GM Mitch Kupchak Tells Fans He’s Disappointed in Team [LA Times]

NBA News

The Two LAs: A Study in Contrast [True Hoop]

Rajon Rondo Suspended Monday Night for Bumping Referee [ProBasketballTalk]

Damian Lillard, Flying High [Hardwood Paroxysm]

Power Rankings: Clippers Still #1 [ESPN]

10 Things To Know About: The Warriors [True Hoop]

2012-13 NBA Playoff Odds [ESPN]

CP3 is MVP [CBS Sports]

Blake Griffin and Kevin Garnett Dive Into the Stands [Ball Don’t Lie]

Andrew Bynum Says He is Progressing, Running is “Coming Soon” (VIDEO) [ProBasketballTalk]

Who’s To Blame for Miami’s Rebound Woes? [Heat Index]

Waiting for the Sun [Hardwood Paroxysm]

Clippers-Warriors Gaining in Hoop Cachet [True Hoop]

Sundays Top 10 Plays [NBA]

Danny Ferry Gets $15,000 Fine for Giving Video of Rondo to Official [ProBasketballTalk]

The Nations Most Underrated Players [ESPN Insider]

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