Lakers News: Latest Updates on Ryan Kelly, Nick Young and More

Through 10 games this season, the Los Angeles Lakers sit at a dismal 1-9. The team is playing some terrible defense and there aren't enough shooters to contend with high-octane teams like the Golden State Warriors, who won in convincing fashion Sunday night by a score of 136-115.

Some onlookers are speculating the team is tanking, others simply think its players aren't performing up to expectations. Whatever your thinking may be, there's one thing we can all agree on right now: The Lakers need to get healthy in a hurry.

For the second consecutive season, Los Angeles has been decimated by injuries, and poor showings are a direct result. There are new developments on the injury front for the Lakers—some good, and some bad. Here's a look at the latest from around the Web.


Ryan Kelly

During the Lakers' ninth loss of the season on Sunday, forward Ryan Kelly was lost to injury once again. Mike Trudell of was the first to tweet the prognosis:

Kelly had just returned to the Lakers rotation from a similar injury. In fact, Trudell later tweeted it was the same hamstring once again:

Sunday's game against the Warriors was just his second of the season. He played well against the San Antonio Spurs in his usual supporting role, logging 12 minutes and racking up five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal. He appeared to be continuing in the same fashion against Golden State but only lasted five minutes before he left the game for good.

Kelly garnered some praise from coach Byron Scott after the game, via Serena Winters of Lakers Nation:

This injury will have to be closely monitored, as hamstring injuries tend to linger. The Lakers already lack depth in their frontcourt, and missing Kelly for any significant amount of time could certainly prove to be detrimental to the team.


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