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April 6, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore (6) moves the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers' Kent Bazemore out for season

Since being traded from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for point guard Steve Blake, guard Kent Bazemore has been a pleasant surprise for the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Bazemore, however, ran into trouble in the Lakers’ 120-97 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday evening. Bazemore left the game in the first half with a foot injury. X-rays initially showed no fracture, but Bazemore had an MRI scheduled for Monday.

After getting the MRI, the Lakers announced that Bazemore would miss the remainder of the season because of a torn tendon in his right foot.

 

Although there are only five games left in the season, this is a serious injury and Bazemore’s value in free agency will obviously take a hit.

Bazemore is averaging 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game on the season, but has averaged 13.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 23 games for the Lakers.

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