Getting Old

Steve Blake is now one of the many lakers to sit out due to injuries.  Photo by Ryan Ward http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-news-steve-blake-out-another-two-weeks-with-abdomen-strain/2012/11/28/
Steve Blake is now one of the many lakers to sit out due to injuries.
Photo by Ryan Ward
http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-news-steve-blake-out-another-two-weeks-with-abdomen-strain/2012/11/28/
Chris Kaman is also one of the many lakers who watches the games from the sidelines as he sits out with an injury.  Photo by Alex Gallardo http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/13/sports/la-sp-ln-lakers-chris-kaman-great-wall-china-20131013
Chris Kaman is also one of the many lakers who watches the games from the sidelines as he sits out with an injury.
Photo by Alex Gallardo
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/13/sports/la-sp-ln-lakers-chris-kaman-great-wall-china-20131013
Nick Young received an injury to his left knee. Photo by Noah Graham http://www.sportsoutwest.com/2014/02/06/nick-young-injuruy-update-mri-knee/
Nick Young received an injury to his left knee.
Photo by Noah Graham
http://www.sportsoutwest.com/2014/02/06/nick-young-injuruy-update-mri-knee/
Pau Gasol injures his right foot while playing against the nets. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/19/sports/la-sp-ln-lakers-pau-gasol-good-progress-foot-injury-20130219
Pau Gasol injures his right foot while playing against the nets.
Photo by Emmanuel Dunand
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/19/sports/la-sp-ln-lakers-pau-gasol-good-progress-foot-injury-20130219
Kobe Brant goes down after tearing his achilles tendon. Photo by Mark J. Terrill http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/kobe-suffers-probable-torn-achilles-tendon-article-1.1315644
Kobe Brant goes down after tearing his achilles tendon.
Photo by Mark J. Terrill
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/kobe-suffers-probable-torn-achilles-tendon-article-1.1315644

Lakers Steve Nash, is now the oldest player in the NBA. He is constantly injured and has barely played at all this season. He also had countless injuries last season that kept him from playing many games. Now with two Laker stars in Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant, The Lakers have fallen to the bottom of the standings. It’s no question that Steve Nash is willing to put in the time and effort in his recovery, but at this point it’s whether his body will allow him. Just recently was one of his first games back where he put in 17 minutes then was taken out due to nerve irritation. It just makes you wonder how much more Steve Nash has left in his tank. Superstar, Kobe Bryant has also missed the majority of the season. As soon as Kobe got back from an achilles tear that he suffered at the end of last season, he suffered another injury that put him out for a long duration of time. Lakers also have Nick Young, Steve Blake, Xavier Henry and other players injured. Last week the Lakers finished a game with only 5 players. The rest were lost to injuries. The lakers are one of the oldest teams in the NBA and its now time to rebuild through the draft. They need the youth to help the team contend for a title in the future because they obviously do not have the players they need to compete today. In a way, it is good that the Lakers are doing so terribly this season. It gets them a very high draft pick and if Kobe, Nash, and all the other injured players were playing the lakers would be winning more and be more of a middle ground team. They would not get too good of a draft pick but still would not be contending for a championship. What do you think of the Lakers current situation?

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