27-year old center Dwight Howard has a torn labrum in his shoulder and he will be out indefinitely. Howard has played in 33 games (all starts) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 36.2 minutes, 17.3 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.6 blocked shots per game. Pau Gasol is also out indefinitely due to a nasty concussion. Gasol has played in 25 games (all starts) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 34.3 minutes, 12.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 blocked shots per game. Jordan Hill will miss at least the next two games due to a hip injury. Hill has played in 29 games (1 start) for the Lakers so far this year and he is averaging 15.8 minutes, 6.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. The Lakers are going to just sink further into the toilet unless some guys step up while this trio is out of action.
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