Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz Emerging from Los Angeles

If only one word can be used to describe the state of the Los Angeles Lakers, it's "confusion." Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles reports that the Lakers failed to sell out a home game for the first time in 320 contests, the stars are injured and the young players are mixing promise with inconsistency.

As one might imagine, there is no shortage of rumors emerging in the midst of this madness in Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant is still sidelined while he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon. Eric Pincus of The Los Angeles Times reports that general manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't expect Bryant to return within a timetable of two weeks.

To make matters worse, Mark Medina of The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Steve Nash required an epidural to decrease inflammation in his back. Nash has already missed four of the Lakers' first 10 games, including each of their past two.

In turn, some have begun to question how long Nash will remain with the Lakers.


Steve Nash on the Move? Lakers Seeking a PG?

This is the second consecutive season in which injuries have played a major role in Nash's on-court effectiveness. More significantly, leg and back ailments have impacted Nash's availability, and that's why L.A. is rumored to be thinking ahead.

According to Alex Kennedy of, Nash could end up with his home country Toronto Raptors.

The deal makes sense for Toronto, and it could also work out well for Los Angeles.

It's no secret that the Lakers waited too long to address the lack of athleticism on their roster. In each of the past three seasons, Los Angeles' above-30 core of players has seen a decline in explosiveness and the supporting cast hasn't improved.

The Raptors have a solid and under-utilized wing in Landry Fields, who could help the financial aspects of...

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