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Jeremy Lin will play Tuesday night.

Lin will enter the season as the back up point guard for the Lakers but given the injury history and age of Steve Nash those who draft Lin should expect him to play plenty of minutes each game. You can read more about Lin's 2014 projections in the Fantasy Alarm NBA Draft Guide.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

21 Oct, 08:23 PMSource

Lakers have waived PG Keith Appling.

The rookie out of Michigan State was a longshot to make the Lakers opening day roster. Appling is going to have to play in the D-League or overseas if he's going to continue his professional basketball career.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

20 Oct, 06:08 PMSource

The Lakers will waive big man Jeremy Tyler, who will sign a deal to play in China.

Tyler played 41 games for the Knicks last season averaging 9.7 minutes off the bench. Tyler has primarily been a bench player throughout his career with the exception of his rookie season when he started 23 games for the Warriors.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

19 Oct, 07:54 PMSource

Jeremy Lin (ankle) will not play on Sunday.

Lin came to the Lakers in an off-season trade and is expected to challenge Steve Nash for playing time at the point guard position.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

19 Oct, 07:47 PMSource

Steve Nash will not dress for Lakers on Sunday.

Nash is having a hard time playing during the preseason because of back problems, which is likely to keep him out of a lot of games during the regular season. Avoid Nash in all fantasy leagues and target Jeremy Lin instead. Lin is going to get the majority of playing time whenever Nash sits out and he's a cheap source for assists.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

19 Oct, 12:05 PM

Jeremy Lin (sprained ankle) shot jumpers while the Lakers scrimmaged and is unlikely to play Sunday, looking at a Tuesday return.

The Lakers are in desperate need of a healthy Lin, despite the assurances from backup point guard Steve Nash that he is in good shape. Lin is due to see the bulk of the minutes at the point this season, so the team will take it easy on him in the preseason to get him as healthy as possible for the start of the season.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Oct, 03:04 PMSource

Steve Nash said his back is not as severe as last year and is remaining optimistic.

Nash's career is still winding down, as he is now 40 years old. Even when he plays, expect his minutes to be limited. If you are looking to draft a Laker point guard, turn your attention toward Jeremy Lin and not Nash.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Oct, 02:19 PMSource

Lakers G Xavier Henry is seeking second opinion on his knee and then headed to Germany for Regenokine treatment. 

The knee issue stems from his surgery on the joint last April. He has also been suffering from back spasms lately, but things are just not looking good for his return to full action anytime soon. Regenokine therapy, if you care to know, is a non-surgical procedure that involves drawing blood from a patient and then separating and treating it with heat to concentrate its healing properties. Incubation is a process that takes up to 24 hours, which stimulates the growth of immune-regulating substances from the body. Notable proponents of the procedure include Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Oct, 02:15 PMSource

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) is likely to make his preseason debut Sunday.

Kelly has been out for the entire preseason, but the Lakers always said that he'd be ready in time for the start of the regular season. He'll get his feet wet Sunday and finish out the rest of camp on the court.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

18 Oct, 11:06 AMSource

Coach Byron Scott said there's no clear plan if Steve Nash (back) is going to be able to do anything in next few days.

The Lakers are going to have to come up with some sort of a plan though as things don't sound very positive for Nash in recent reports. His back is an issue and he hasn't practiced all week after saying that his body "just didn't feel right." He's the back-up plan for Jeremy Lin who is currently dealing with a sprained ankle, so it looks like the back-up plan needs a back-up plan and fast.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Oct, 05:07 PMSource

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