Lakers Don’t Intend To Add Point Guard

Last night, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times tweeted that Steve Nash could miss up to four weeks with the fracture in his left leg, rather than the one or two weeks initially reported. While that's not good news for the Lakers, the team doesn't intend to add a point guard for depth purposes, according to Bresnahan.

Considering the depth the Lakers already have at the position, the club's stance makes sense. Steve Blake and Darius Morris have been earning most of the minutes at the point in Nash's absence, while Chris Duhon has seen limited playing time as well. Los Angeles is also carrying a fourth point guard in Darius Johnson-Odom, who has been inactive for each of the Lakers' first four games.

Although the Lakers plan to wait out Nash's recovery with their current group of point guards, there are a number of options available on the free agent market if the team changes its mind. Former Laker Derek Fisher is perhaps the most obvious candidate, while Delonte West and Anthony Carter are among the other unsigned veterans.

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