Oct 22, 2021
Lakers Guard to Miss Significant Time With Knee Injury
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Getty Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn, middle.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be without Kendrick Nunn for the next few weeks as he recovers from a bone bruise in his knee.
The injury was discovered after Nunn reported soreness in his knee leading up to the Lakers opener against the Warriors. The bone bruise will keep him out 2-3 weeks and he will then be re-evaluated.
Frank Vogel said Kendrick Nunn has a bone bruise in his knee and will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 21, 2021
The injuries are already piling up for the Lakers, with Talen Horton-Tucker, Wayne Ellington and Trevor Ariza out as well. It’s not ideal but Lakers skipper Frank Vogel thinks the team has enough depth to get through it.
“The great thing is we have depth,” Vogel told reporters on Thursday. “If everybody’s healthy we’re gonna have to make some difficult decisions as far as which guys to go to and it’s just brought clarity to those decisions. It’s not a situation where we don’t believe in the guys we have, we have the right depth to still get the job done.
“We don’t feel like that’s gonna limit us. But obviously there’s a lot of versatility with the skill sets of Wayne and Talen and Trevor and Nunn, all these guys that it will take all 82 games to get the advantage of, but right now we’ll use the guys in uniform to get the job done.”
Frank Vogel talks about the process of improvement on defense and give health status updatesSubscribe for the latest Lakers' content: youtube.com/channel/UC8CSt-oVqy8pUAoKSApTxQw Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/lakers Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/lakers/ Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Lakers Get the Lakers app: nba.com/lakers/multimedia…2021-10-21T23:00:17Z Avery Bradley Steps Into Early Action for Lakers
The Lakers signed Avery Bradley just before the start of the regular season and the veteran guard played an unexpected role in the opener. He provided a spark off the bench, scoring six points in eight minutes and playing some strong defense on Stephen Curry.
“I just wanted to go in there and just play hard, and that was my focus,” Bradley said. “LeBron found me on a few shots and I knocked them in but again, I’m just happy to be here and hopeful that if I get an opportunity to be out there on the floor I can just play hard and take whatever opportunities are given to me.”
Considering Bradley was just signed, it was a larger part than many expected him to play in the opener. But foul trouble and a shorter guard rotation forced him into action. Fortunately, Bradley had some familiarity with the Lakers system and coaching.
“He’s just a guy obviously that we respect and was a part of our program two years ago,” Vogel said prior to the game. “He’s someone that when he was waived, we thought he could help us.”Lakers Not Worried About Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook was expected to be the third star in the Lakers big three but was anything but that in the opener. He was minus-23 in 35 minutes played, finishing with eight points on 4-for-13 shooting.
“I told Russ to go home and watch a comedy,” LeBron James said after the game. “Do something that can put a smile on his face. He’s so hard on himself. I told him, ‘Don’t be so hard on yourself. It’s one game.'”
Westbrook and the Lakers will have another chance to pick up their first win of the season against the Suns on Friday in a rematch of their first-round playoff series.
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Khashoggi murder suspect is arrested in France: Former member of Saudi Royal Guard is held while waiting to board a flight to Riyadh
One of the suspected killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been arrested by French police.
Khalid Alotaibi was detained at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris today as he prepared to board a flight to Riyadh.
French RTL Radio said the person arrested was a former Royal Guard of Saudi Arabia who is believed to have been involved in the killing of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi who lived in self-exile in the United States and wrote for The Washington Post, was strangled by a hit squad in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and his body dismembered.
More to follow.
One of the suspected killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) has been arrested by French police