“If you’re reading this, another Laker has gotten injured.”
By now, the Lakers should be taking a break from playing at the STAPLES Center, and relocate their games to Cedar Sinai. With a stockpile of injuries hampering their upstart season, Luke Walton and the Lakers have had to scrap together some makeshift lineups in order to compete.
Add another injury to the report. The Lakers have announced backup point guard Jose Calderon is out two to four weeks after MRI results showed a right hamstring strain. Calderon filled in for an injured D’Angelo Russell as the starter, which Walton said was to keep the Lakers’ uber-successful bench intact.
Russell is to be re-evaluated within the next few days and could return by this Wednesday, according to NBC LA’s Shahan Ahmed; but for now, have to turn to other options at point guard. Whether it’ll be Jordan Clarkson, Marcelo Huertas, or even Brandon Ingram remains to be seen, but we’ll find out tonight when the Lakers play the Utah Jazz at 7:30 PST.