The Lakers are losing games at almost the same rate they’re losing players.
Jordan Farmar left with 6:33 remaining in the third quarter of the Lakers’ game Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring. He won’t return and plans to receive an ultrasound on Wednesday.
This marks yet another blow to the Lakers’ depleted roster, which already includes injuries to Kobe Bryant (fractured left knee), Steve Nash (nerve issues in back), Steve Blake (hyperextended right elbow), Xavier Henry (bone bruise in right knee) and Wesley Johnson (stomach flu). That leaves the Lakers with only one traditional point guard in Kendall Marshall, who was taken from the Developmental League only a week ago.
Farmar has struggled ever since returning from a strained left hamstring that had sidelined him for 10 games. He finished with zero points on 0 pf 5 shooting, seven assists and four rebounds in 20 minutes in the Lakers’ game against Milwaukee. Through four games in his return, Farmar had averaged 6.75 points on a 27.7 percent clip and six assists in 26.25 minutes per game. Before his injury, Farmar had averaged a dependable 9.2 points and 4.4 assists in 18.9 minutes.
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