January 22, 2018, 9:59 am
Lonzo Ball (knee) will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip, but his availability is uncertain at this time, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.
Ball has missed the previous four games with knee soreness and despite saying he feels better, Lakers head coach Luke Walton said he does not expect the rookie guard back soon. “They [Ball and the training staff] did more yesterday than the day before, and he says he feels good today but he is still out,” Walton said before the Lakers played the Knicks. “… I don’t expect him back [anytime soon]. I haven’t seen him on the court doing anything, but they’re looking at it, still just taking it day by day to see when the knee is feeling better.” Jordan Clarkson looks to be the best option at guard for the Lakers with Ball and Kentavious Caldwall-Pope both out. Alex Caruso is making a case for playing time over Tyler Ennis and could offers sneaky DFS and streaming value in upcoming games. In 31 minutes, Caruso managed nine points, eight assists, four boards and two steals. Ennis played 11 minutes failing to score.