On the same day the Lakers diminished their wing depth by executing a contract buyout with Corey Brewer, they suffered another blow that puts their perimeter rotation in peril when Josh Hart broke his hand in practice. Hart has been starting since early February, a shift that saw Brandon Ingram move to point guard and […]
The Lakers have been hit hard by the injury bug lately, missing starters Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Brandon Ingram for stretches over the last several games. It has not impacted their ability to get some needed wins, mostly on the back of Jordan Clarkson (who has been playing fantastic) and, vs. the Knicks, Julius […]
The Lakers suffered a disappointing, though not fully unexpected loss on Monday to the Grizzlies in Memphis. It was disappointing because the Grizzlies are not a good team and the Lakers looked generally listless, falling behind by 20 some odd points in the 2nd half. The loss was not unexpected, though, because the Lakers played […]
The Lakers released an injury update via press release on Tuesday that stated both Lonzo Ball and Brook Lopez were cleared to return to practice. However, since the Lakers did not actually practice on Tuesday and only have shootarounds on game days (like today), their availability vs. the Thunder was in question. At Wednesday’s shootaround, […]
Right before halftime of the Lakers loss to the Blazers, Lonzo Ball got tangled up with Portland big man Jusuf Nurkic and grabbed his left shoulder in obvious pain. Ball left the game immediately and headed straight to the locker room for further examination. Ball came back to play the rest of the game, so […]
In the 2nd quarter of the Lakers loss to the Warriors, Brook Lopez rolled his ankle severely and had to be helped off the court and back to the lockerroom. X-rays taken that night were negative, but an MRI revealed a sprained ankle. Lopez will be reevaluated in 3 weeks, so the Lakers will be […]
When Larry Nance broke his hand in early November, I thought he could be out up to 2 months. Even an aggressive timeline said it could be 4-6 weeks. Turns out, a little over 3 weeks later, he’s set to return to the Lakers lineup when the Lakers play the Clippers tonight.
The Lakers lost more than a game to the Blazers on Thursday night, they lost their starting power forward too. Larry Nance Jr. broke his hand when committing a foul on Portland big man Caleb Swannigan. Correction from the Lakers re: Larry Nance, Jr.: “X-rays were positive for fracture of the 2nd metacarpal – left […]
The Lakers season begins tomorrow, but their overall health and player availability has been a key storyline over the last couple of days. While Lonzo Ball made it known he would he would play, Julius Randle’s intercostal strain and Andrew Bogut’s groin issues have made their status unknown. That, though, is no longer true.
A tough string of Lakers injury news continued for Josh Hart Monday when he left practice with an Achilles strain. An MRI has been scheduled to determine the extent of the injury. This most recent injury comes on the heels of ankle and hamstring injuries that have followed him from Las Vegas Summer League to […]