Feb 4, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young (0) celebrates his three pointer in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Minnesota wins 109-99. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING: Nick Young out minimum 2 weeks, Lakers re-sign Shawne Williams

 

Feb 5, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Nick Young (left) is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard C.J. Miles in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Young is out at least 2 weeks after an MRI today after going down with a knee injury in the 2nd quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This comes only 1 day after Young joked about praying not to get injured. Mike Trudell, sideline reporter for the Lakers, dropped the news today:

The Lakers’ season has been cursed by injuries and Nick young is just the latest Laker to forget to knock on wood. The Lakers will officially not have 1 player last the entire season this year. After getting Steve Blake, Steve Nash, and Jordan Farmar back from injuries, the Lakers lost Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill, the only two Lakers to suit up for every game, before last night that is.

According to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Clapper of ESPN Radio, this injury is extremely painful. In a non-displaced fracture, a bruise would begin swelling underneath the bone. He does not believe Young will return before 4 weeks. This is a very similar injury to that of Xavier Henry, who has yet to return after almost 6 weeks.

 

The ease the strain of having a 4-man lineup, the Lakers signed F Shawne Williams to a 10-day contract from the Los Angeles D-Fenders. 

Williams averaged 5.4 point and 4.5 rebounds in 20 minutes per game. He played 32 games for the Lakers before being released to open up space on the roster.

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