After Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar returned for four games from a hamstring tear, he found out on New Year’s Day that he had suffered a second tear. The injury is expected to sideline him for another month, per the Lakers.
Farmar: "I'm extremely frustrated." Said the hamstring is keeping him from "making explosive moves." Doesn't want to re-tear it.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 1, 2014
The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Lakers are currently without point guards Steve Nash and Steve Blake already, losing Farmar will only make it that much more challenging. Farmar was filling in as the starter, but now that responsibility will likely land on one Kendall Marshall — who has been more of a D-Leaguer than anything during his short NBA career.
According to the Lakers, “the hamstring tear is in the same leg, but this tear is in a different location than the tear that Farmar suffered on December 1, which kept him out three-and-a-half weeks.”
If the Lakers don’t want to throw Marshall into the fire immediately, it’s more likely that Mike D’Antoni will turn to Jodie Meeks and Xavier Henry as possible point guard options. Still, it’s still a viable option for the Lakers to simply go with Marshall just to shake things up a bit.
Maybe they’ll find a gem?