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Five takeaways from the Lakers' 105-84 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 105-84 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

The good news from the Lakers’ postgame locker room Tuesday night was that shooting guard Nick Young’s disposition appeared to be fairly sunny and he didn’t seem excessively concerned about his Achilles injury.

He also was walking on his right foot with what appeared to be a normal gait. The Lakers didn’t give him crutches, and he left the arena wearing a walking boot, but unassisted.

All these are good signs that indicate Young didn’t rupture the tendon completely. Rather, the Lakers described the injury as a strained right Achilles tendon. That often means a player has a partial tear, and it’s an injury that can heal in a few weeks without...

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