Things have been going extremely well for the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only has the team been able to mostly take care of business in its games but LA has also benefited from other results going in their favor.
As it stands right now, Los Angeles is the seventh seed in the Western Conference and is only half a game behind the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers. There is a very real chance that the Lakers could climb out of the play-in altogether.
Los Angeles needs to keep taking care of business with four games remaining on the schedule. Two of those games are against the Utah Jazz, who are probably better off losing games at this point to increase the team’s draft odds.
But will the Lakers be at full strength? Here is everything you need to know regarding LeBron James and the Lakers injury report.
Updated LeBron James injury status vs Jazz:
LeBron James once again finds himself on the Lakers injury report but just like the previous games it should not be a huge concern for Lakers fans. LeBron being on the injury report has simply been a formality since his return as he has been on it every single game.
LeBron is listed as questionable with his foot injury and barring a last-second setback, the four-time MVP should play. It will be interesting to see how Darvin Ham handles James, though, as the team has an insanely important game tomorrow against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Full Lakers injury report vs Jazz:
Update: D’Angelo Russell has been downgraded to questionable and Mo Bamba has been upgraded to doubtful.
Anthony Davis is also on the injury report but it is the same story as LeBron; it is merely the team being cautious. Davis is listed as probable and the defending Western Conference Player of the Week should absolutely be suiting up for this game.
After sitting the second half of the last game vs Houston, D’Angelo Russell is listed as probable against the Jazz. Darvin Ham did say that Russell sitting was precautionary so Lakers fans should expect to see him tonight.
Full Jazz injury report vs Lakers:
Update: Lauri Markannen has been ruled out, Collin Sexton is available.
The Utah Jazz have a litany of injuries that should make this matchup much easier for the purple and gold. The following players are all ruled out against LA on Tuesday:
- Jordan Clarkson (finger)
- Rudy Gay (back)
- Walker Kessler (concussion)
Collin Sexton is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury and Lauri Markannen is listed as questionable with a left hand contusion.