Lakers News: Timofey Mozgov Injury, Kent Bazemore Snub and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have certainly been entertaining on the court this season, led by young star D'Angelo Russell. But what are some of the biggest news stories surrounding the team off the court at the moment?

Let's break down some Lakers news.


Timofey Mozgov's Injury Status Unclear

Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday that Timofey Mozgov's CT scan on his eye was inconclusive. The concern is that Mozgov suffered an orbital fracture when he was poked in the eye during Tuesday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

It was a rough night for Mozgov. He was also elbowed in the mouth and required four stitches. 

But the eye is the major concern. He was poked hard enough that his vision was impaired, per Ganguli, and the swelling in that area of his face was severe. Serena Winters of shared an image of Mozgov after the Pacers game:

Mozgov, 30, is averaging 8.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in 22.0 minutes per game this season. He's been the starting center for the 2-3 Lakers, though Ivica Zubac and Tarik Black have also earned significant minutes at the position.

Losing Mozgov for an extended period wouldn't hurt the Lakers in the same way injuries to Russell, Jordan Clarkson or Julius Randle would affect the team. But he's still the team's top option at center, so the hope will remain that he didn't fracture his orbital. 


Kent Bazemore Still Remembers Lakers Snub

Up-and-coming Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore might just hold a grudge.

Bazemore, 27, rejected a four-year, $72 million offer over the summer before re-signing with the Atlanta Hawks, per Mark Medina of the Orange County Register. And the reason—or one of the reasons—Bazemore didn't sign with L.A.?

Because the Lakers ...

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