Coach Mike D’Antoni spoke too soon in arguing the Lakers hit rock bottom after a 104-79 loss Tuesday to the Milwaukee Bucks marked the team’s sixth consecutive loss.
Lakers guard Jordan Farmar received an ultrasound Wednesday that showed a tear in his left hamstring that will keep him out for at least four more weeks. According to that timetable, Farmar would miss at least the next 14 games and wouldn’t return until as early as Jan. 31 against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Farmar had strained his left hamstring last month that kept him out for 10 games. But the Lakers say Farmar’s latest tear was in a different part in his left hamstring.
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The Lakers have a depleted backcourt in Kobe Bryant (fractured left knee), Steve Nash (nerve issues in back), Steve Blake (hyperextended elbow) and Xavier Henry (bone bruise and torn cartilage in right knee). Lakers forward Wesley Johnson has also dealt with a stomach bug in recent days.
It’s proven to be a difficult month for Farmar, who left with 6:33 remaining in the third quarter of the Lakers’ game Tuesday against Milwaukee after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring.
After returning from his initial hamstring injury, Farmar had averaged only 6.75 points on 27.7 percent shooting and six assists in 26.25 minutes through four games. In the Lakers’ loss to the Bucks, Farmar finished with zero points on 0 of 5 shooting, seven assists and four rebounds in 20 minutes. Before his injury, Farmar had averaged a dependable 9.2 points and 4.4 assists in 18.9 minutes.
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