We’ve just unveiled our Bruins in the NBA section, thought it’s not quite complete yet, just as further news of the knee injury suffered by Laker guard and former Bruin Jordan Farmar is released. It seems he has a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, and surgery is likely. This type of injury normally sidelines the player one to two months, so the Lakers likely will looking to pick up a point guard to fill in while Farmar recovers. Derek Fisher could play some extended minutes for awhile, but that would likely take a toll over the long season, and he needs to be energized at playoff time.
The Lakers play New Orleans and Boston in the next two days, and will be facing the likes of Chris Paul, Ray Allen, and Rajon Rondo, so the lack of depth at guard could be a significant factor in how the Lakers match up. Maybe they’ll have a new body in uniform by Thursday’s Boston game.
But, Mitch, this is a short-term problem, and there is no need to go overboard and give up too much to fill this regular season hole. Farmar will be back, and retain his key minutes during the regular season.