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  1. Steve Nash out at least a week with a small leg fracture

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Lt. Daniel Kaffee feels your pain, Lakers fans. Per Dave McMenamin... Steve Nash has a small fracture in his left leg and will be out of the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for at least another week. The Lakers announced the results of the point guar...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  2. The Forum: Maximizing Steve Nash

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Two games into the season, Steve Nash, on top of nursing a leg injury, doesn't appear entirely comfortable with his role in the offense. What's the best way to implement Nash and maximize his talent? We discuss....

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  3. Lakers vs. Mavericks: What to Watch

    Andy Kamenetzky

    With an 0-8 preseason in the books, Kobe Bryant nursing a foot injury and training camp a bust as a platform for building chemistry, it would be difficult to claim the new-look Lakers are kicking off the games that count on a high note. Fortunately, ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  4. The Forum with Chris Duhon: The purpose of the preseason

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Special guest Chris Duhon explains the goals of the preseason from a player's perspective, and what the Lakers have and have not accomplished while negotiating early injuries and a brand new offense. ...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  5. Practice report: Bodily updates, the second unit and DPOY claims

    Andy Kamenetzky

    In the eyes of many NBA pundits and fans, two factors are commonly cited as the biggest threats to the Los Angeles Lakers' championship quest: health and chemistry. Both elements have reared their ugly heads during a heretofore winless preseason, oft...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  6. Earl Clark out indefinitely with strained left groin

    Andy Kamenetzky

    So it was announced Monday by the Lakers before practice opened up to the media. Not much in the way of details were offered beyond the nature of the ailment and the estimated time of absence. Nobody -- including Clark -- is even quite sure how the i...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  7. Practice report: Conditioning, Dwight's back, Sacre (black and) b...

    Andy Kamenetzky

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- In the exhibition opener against the Golden State Warriors last Sunday, the Lakers starters all sat during the second half and, along with key reserve Antawn Jamison, played fewer than 20 minutes. Tuesday against the Portland...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  8. Practice report: Jordan Hill, 35-0 runs and the backup two-guard

    Andy Kamenetzky

    For obvious reasons, Monday's news of Jordan Hill's herniated disc prompted frowns throughout Laker Nation. Hill is expected to be a key contributor for a theoretically improved bench, and his presence prevents Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol from loggin...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  9. Jordan Hill sidelined with a back injury

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The No. 1 goal of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason -- above developing chemistry, conditioning and the increased understanding of a new system -- is to emerge unbitten by the injury bug. Period. End of story. Especially for a team collectively long ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  10. Kobe Bryant practices, set to play Sunday

    Andy Kamenetzky

    As noted when Kobe Bryant missed Friday's practices because of minor discomfort in his foot, the Lakers didn't consider the ailment particularly serious. But given the player in question (face of the franchise, 16 seasons and 220 playoff games under ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  11. PodKast: Blake's injury, #6 for #24, JET's fightin' words

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Our last podKast before training camps begins. On several levels, we're quite excited about this timeline. The show can be heard by clicking on the module and a breakdown of talking points can be found below: - (1:00): After taking a m...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  12. A brief glimpse of Dwight Howard working out!

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Courtesy of our friend Mike Trudell, who covers the purple and gold for Check out the video of Superman going to work. Obviously, a grain of salt should be applied to what's barely a minute of workout footage. But to my eye, th...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  13. Steve Blake suffers foot injury

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The Lakers announced Monday that Steve Blake will be restricted from impact exercises for approximately three weeks after suffering a left foot injury. Specifically, a puncture wound sustained after stepping on a spike strip in a parking lot. If I...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  14. The Forum: Is the bench good enough?

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Realistically speaking, it's hard to ask for a much better starting lineup than Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard. But do Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Devin Ebanks, Antawn Jamison and Jordan Hill form a good enough ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  15. PodKast: Steve James on "Head Games," concussions and reality TV

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Over the last few years, there has been a heightened awareness about concussions, brain injuries and the long-term risks potentially faced by athletes as the result of playing contact sports (and even sports commonly designated as "non-contact.") It'...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  16. 2011-2012 report card: Matt Barnes

    Andy Kamenetzky

    The more things change for Matt Barnes, the more they first get better, then turn unfortunately worse before reaching an endpoint that feels, for all intents and purposes, the same. Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Once again, inj...

    Blog | May 28, 2012