While on their current seven game losing streak, it’s clear the Los Angeles Lakers are sorely missing two of their starters. While the end of 2017 may have not been kind for the purple and gold, there is finally good news to at the start of 2018.
INJURY UPDATE: Lonzo Ball, who suffered a left shoulder sprain 12/23, and Brook Lopez, who suffered a sprained right ankle 12/18, have both been cleared to return to practice and their status is considered day-to-day at this time.
Both listed as questionable vs. OKC. pic.twitter.com/fDB8t9e0Zp
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 2, 2018
The return of Ball and Lopez will be a huge boost for the Lakers who were left with very unorthodox lineups during the past few weeks. The offense has suffered without the rookie point guard, and as frustrating as Lopez has been, the team looks much more sound with him anchoring the paint. With their starting point guard and center back, the team will look to break their losing streak against the Oklahoma City Thunder in an effort to get their first win in nearly two weeks.
Both Ball and Lopez are currently questionable for the game against Oklahoma City on the 3rd, and they cannot be back quicker.