The Lakers announced that guard Kent Bazemore will be out for the remainder of the season after injuring his right foot against the Clippers yesterday. Bazemore’s MRI showed a torn peroneus longus tendon and he’ll undergo surgery to remedy the issue.
The injury doesn’t mean much right now for the Lakers, who are lottery bound and have just five games remaining in the season. However, depending on the severity of the injury, it could have an impact on Bazemore. The guard will be a free agent this offseason and after earning a modest $762K in 2013/14, he’ll be looking for a pay bump on his next contract.
Bazemore saw just over six minutes per game with the Warriors in the first half of the season but he’s gotten more burn with the Lakers since coming over in the Steve Blake deal. In 28 minutes per contest for the banged-up Lakers, the 24-year-old has averaged 13.1 PPG and 3.1 APG.