Steve Blake is out, Kobe Bryant to start at point guard

12/12/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Dec 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake (5) shoots the ball against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. The Suns defeated the Lakers 114-108. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Lakers announced on Thursday that Steve Blake would be out of the team's lineup with a torn UCL in his right elbow.

With Blake out, Steve Nash still recovering, and Jordan Farmar likely missing most of December, Kobe Bryant will be the one to run the point guard position, just five days after returning to play.

When it's time for Kobe to rest, Coach Mike D'Antoni said that Xavier Henry will run the point.

As for Kobe, he'll do what needs to be done, but isn't excited about the switch, saying:

"I don't really have a choice right now. I've got to get out there and do a lot more than expected in terms of handling the ball and doing significantly more running."

Hopefully Kobe doesn't push himself too hard, and hurt himself as well. The vet has taken things pretty easy though, so if he continues to not push himself too hard, then he should be okay.

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