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Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol out indefinitely


06:16 PM ET 01.07 | It just continues to get worse for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced today that their two big men, center Dwight Howard and power forward Pau Gasol, will be out indefinitely. Howard has been diagnosed with a torn labrum, while Gasol suffered a concussion. The season has been less than ideal for the Lakers to start the year and there isn't much room for optimism among the fan base. The Lakers squad continues to struggle and they aren't showing any signs of life.

Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images
January 7, 2013  09:47 PM ET

Yay.... no one wants to play with Kobe. Now he can jack up a million shots.. the sooner they void his no trade contract and trade him the better their chances winning. As for D'Antoni he's toast.

January 7, 2013  11:39 PM ET

I ain't gonna smirk at the Lakers latest misfortunes 'cuz my team gots plenty of problems of der own...

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January 8, 2013  01:44 AM ET

Its over. Dwight gave up he could play but for what hes just getting beat up for nothing. Hes realized its not his fault they are lose nor is he the answer for them to win. They should of won that Denver game. Dwight had his best game as a Laker and couldnt get no touches in the 4th. He was playing with the same injury thats gonna sideline him for a week (remember nash was sidelined for a week (7 to be exact)) and grabbed 26 rebounds so I dont think the injury is limiting him but why risk getting worst if you know your not gonna make the playoffs. Can Dwight play? yes. The Lakers need him now more than ever and had they been in a position to win something this year Dwight would be playing. Hes just tryina get 100% now so he can start the next season off fresh with whatever team he decides to sign with. And Gasol could play Novak took a worst elbow from World Peace and was knocked out yet he played the rest of that night and played the next game. No way that shot to the nose is why gasol cant play or travel with the team.

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January 8, 2013  08:11 AM ET

If Dwight could make free throws, maybe teams don't hack him quite so much and his glassness doesn't break at such a young age.

I wouldn't call someone that grabs 26 rebounds with one shoulder glass. The thing with Lakers is that Kobe wants everyone to do all the dirty work while he scores and gets all the glory....

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January 8, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Time to rebuild, again...

January 8, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Lakers should have kept Odom and traded Gasol or Bynum.


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