The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Memphis Grizzlies for the second Tuesday and a row and are looking for a different outcome this time around. Memphis rode an incredible third quarter to defeat the Lakers but things are a bit different in this matchup.
Ja Morant will not be playing as he remains out indefinitely. This game is also in Los Angeles, which is a far more favorable venue for the Lakers than playing across the country in Memphis.
There is also some hope that one of the Lakers’ better players, D’Angelo Russell, could return. Russell rolled his ankle in the first game back from the all-star break and has been out of action since. Thankfully, it appears that Russell has finally turned some kind of corner.
D’Angelo Russell injury update vs Grizzlies:
D’Angelo Russell was upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Tuesday’s game, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. This is a big step in Russell’s injury diagnosis and even if he does not return on Tuesday, there is optimism that he will be back soon.
Russell’s exact game status is yet to be announced. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Full Lakers injury report vs Grizzlies:
Anthony Davis is listed on the injury report as day-to-day due to the right foot injury that kept him out of action for a month. Davis has been listed as probable, however, so his inclusion on the injury report is merely precautionary. This has been the status quo since Davis returned and he should play barring any last-minute setbacks.
Mo Bamba (ankle) has been listed OUT. Bamba suffered the injury in Sunday’s win over the Golden State Warriors. LeBron James remains out as he will be re-evaluated in several weeks.
Full Grizzlies injury report vs Lakers:
In addition to Ja Morant, the Grizzlies are also going to be without Steven Adams, Vince Williams Jr. and Brandon Clarke. Adams has been out for a month and a half now with a knee injury.
Williams, who hardly plays for the Grizzlies, is out of action with a shoulder injury. Clarke tore his Achilles on Friday against the Denver Nuggets, ending his season in the process. Jake LaRavia (back) is listed as questionable.