Lakers Rumors: L.A. Shouldn’t Break the Bank for PG Help

For the Los Angeles Lakers, whose ultimate goal should be about improving the future, Steve Nash's injury shouldn't affect how they approach the roster. 

The 38-year-old Nash, for the uninitiated, is out for at least two weeks with a nerve root irritation in his back, per But with the way he has looked this season, it wouldn't be surprising if he missed much more time than that.

As such, the Lakers are reportedly interested in searching for point guard help in his stead, via Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico:

With the news of Steve Nash's latest setback, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is likely to search for help at point guard, several league executives told FOX Sports Ohio.

"It's not like Mitch to sit and do nothing," said one. "I'd be really surprised if that's his course."

But what's the point?

Even with Nash sidelined, it's not as though the Lakers are desperate for depth. Steve Blake (10.0 points and 5.0 assists in 31.3 minutes per game) and Jordan Farmar (9.5 points and 4.3 assists in 21.1 minutes per game) are playing just fine without him.

Moreover, with Kobe Bryant's impending return to a roster that includes guards (and sometimes small forwards) Jodie Meeks, Xavier Henry, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson all playing 20.0 minutes per game, it's an extremely crowded backcourt as it is. 

And if it's a move that Mitch Kupchak and Co. aren't making strictly for depth—in other words, if they are looking for a point guard to crack the starting lineup and immediately improve the team—it's simply going to be too costly. 

Granted, it's still early in the season, and Bryant's return will drastically change things, but the 3-5 Lakers certainly don't look like a playoff team right now. 

Even in a best-case scenario—if they find a (healthy) starting point guard, if Bry...

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