Seriously, there aren’t enough cliches for the amount of injuries the Lakers have suffered this season. One of the few to miss the big injury bug has been Wes Johnson, but that could be changing.
Johnson has played in 49 games this year, tied for the most on the team with Jordan Hill. Johnson’s explosive, athletic ability has led to many a highlight-reel play, from big blocks to big dunks. A reclamation project, Johnson’s 8.8 points per game are more than his previous two seasons, while his 3.9 rebounds, 42.2% FG shooting and 37.2% 3-point shooting, and 1.1 blocks per game are all career highs.
For Johnson and the Lakers, another injury would push the team ever closer to the limit of required players to suit up each game. The Lakers flirted with disaster in Cleveland during the game, but this would be a different kind of obstacle to overcome.