It is about that time in the NBA season where the injuries start to mount up and coaches have to start working the depth chart.
This seems to happen to the Lakers every season where key players get hurt and the bench has to step it up. So far the bench has proved that it is still the best in the league with players like Trevor Ariza and Sasha Vujacic coming in and getting it done, but with Jordan Farmar, Luke Walton, and Lamar Odom out of action the bench is wearing thin.
First it was Farmar, then it was Walton, and now it is Lamar Odom that will be missing some time. Although after an MRI on his right knee came the results came up favorable, the bone bruise that was diagnosed will keep him out of action.
Odom might be able to make it back for Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers in Los Angeles, but nothing is set in stone. The Pacers beat the Lakers with a buzzer beater tip in by Troy Murphy back on December 2nd.