May 12, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) and and point guard Steve Blake (5) react in the final seconds of game seven of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center. Lakers won 96-87. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Steve Blake punctured his foot when he stepped on a spike strip in a parking lot and will miss three weeks.
Steve Blake experienced what sounds like a very painful injury that will keep him out of action through at least the first two weeks of training camp before the start of the 2011-12 NBA regular season. Blake apparently injured his foot when he stepped on a spike strip in a parking lot, causing a puncture that will force him to miss at least the next three weeks of action.
Blake is slated to be the backup point guard behind Steve Nash for the new-look Los Angeles Lakers, so this will open up playing time opportunities for the individuals behind those two. Chris Duhon is one possibility; Duhon was one of the leftovers in the blockbuster Dwight Howard trade and averaged about 20 minutes per game during the regular season as a backup guard. Darius Morris is the other possibility; Morris played 19 games last year and averaged 8.9 minutes and 2.4 points per game.
Lakers training camp starts next week.
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