During yesterday's loss to the Clippers, both Kent Bazemore and Nick Young went down. While Young managed to return to the game from his apparent knee injury, Bazemore will have surgery and will be out for the rest of the season.
The Lakers announced today that Kent Bazemore had an MRI showing a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot, which will require surgery and shut him down for the five remaining regular season games. Bazemore, who has played well for the Lakers since his mid-season acquisition, reportedly heard a "pop" in his foot. It would have been great for both Bazemore and the Lakers to have those five games to help establish his value in free agency, where the Lakers hold the option on a qualifying offer this offseason.
As a result, the Lakers already thin roster will be even thinner. Already missing Nash, Gasol, and Kobe, the Lakers started yesterday's game with only nine healthy players. If Nick Young can play tomorrow, they will have eight, which is barely enough for an NBA rotation. Bazemore's injury will likely press MarShon Brooks into heavier minutes and make Farmar's return from injury even more critical.