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  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Wednesday's Finals opener.

    Waiters has not played since Game 2 of the second round against Houston but was elevated to questionable by Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. He'll offer up some emergency guard depth for the Lakers but is unlikely to be a prominent part of the rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) has been listed as questionable ahead of Game 5 vs. the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Waiters has not played in almost three weeks as he continues to rehab his groin. The fact he has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable indicates he is getting closer to a return for the Lakers. With that being said, his availability will not automatically translate into playing time. Even if he is able to get back out there on Saturday, he is going to find it tough to crack the rotation given the team's recent success.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin soreness) and Danny Green (left finger volar plate injury), both listed as probable, are in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 4 against the Nuggets.

    The Lakers have been listing James as probable all postseason and he's never appeared to be in any danger of missing time. The thorough nature of the team's injury reporting is appreciated, if nothing else. We would guess that this means Alex Caruso (probable, sore right wrist) is also good while Dion Waiters (doubtful, groin strain) will remain out.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters is once again listed as doubtful ahead of Thursday's Game 4 vs. the Nuggets as he continues to nurse a sore left groin.

    Waiters is an afterthought in the rotation even when healthy and it appears unlikely that he will get the green light by Thursday. Continue to expect the same guard rotation from the Lakers that we have seen through the first three games of the series as they look to rebound after losing Game 3.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin), who has been out since Game 2 vs. the Rockets, was spotted on the court taking part in pregame warmups ahead of Tuesday's Game 3.

    Waiters was getting very little usage prior to his left groin strain in Game 2 of the Lakers' previous playoff series. He had only suited up for five of the seven games up to that point. Nonetheless, the Lakers could use another rotation piece after the likes of Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and Markieff Morris. Waiters seems to very close to a return to action, it just may not come on Tuesday.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) is doubtful to play against the Nuggets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.

    The Lakers have looked just fine without Waiters and even if he were to be available, his playing time would be almost non-existent.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers will use their usual starting lineup for Game 2 on Sunday, which means LeBron James (groin, ankle) and JaVale McGee will both be playing as usual.

    James was listed as probable, as he has been throughout the playoffs, so it's no shock to see him playing tonight. There was some thought that McGee might get benched for Dwight Howard but the Lakers will stick to their usual rotation after taking Game 1 with relative ease. The Lakers also had Rajon Rondo (probable) and Dion Waiters (doubtful) on the injury report, and we'd expect Rondo to play while Waiters does not.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) continues to battle an ongoing groin injury and has been listed as doubtful for Game 2 against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Waiters has failed to have any real impact for the Lakers and his presence on the court is far from noteworthy. With Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso providing adequate guard production off the bench, Waiters is really nothing more than a spectator at this point.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters is doubtful for Game 1 on Friday vs. the Nuggets as he continues to nurse a sore left groin.

    Waiters barely played in the Houston series even when healthy and is unlikely to have a large role moving forward for the Lakers. He provides a scoring punch off the bench but will have a hard time cracking the guard rotation at this point in the year.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) is doubtful to face the Rockets on Saturday.

    Waiters has not been a big piece of the Lakers' rotation for this matchup, and it's unlikely he'll get many minutes if he does return for Game 5. Rajon Rondo has been thriving in the rotation in his absence, and the Lakers have seized control of the series while Waiters is out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) has been ruled out of Game 4 on Thursday.

    Waiters missed Game 3 with the injury after getting hurt in Game 2. Rajon Rondo's latest postseason resurgence has given the Lakers a big backcourt lift anyway, so Waiters is unlikely to get minutes even when healthy at this point.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) has once again been listed as doubtful for Thursday.

    The same situation transpired prior to Game 3, and eventually resulted in a DNP. He as fallen out of the rotation in LA and whether or not he suits up for Game 4 will not be a factor.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) is unavailable for the Lakers' clash with the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Waiters, who only played three minutes on Sunday in Game 2, won't be missed. He has not factored into the Lakers' rotation during the playoffs. The doubtful tag seemed likely to evolve into a DNP for Waiters and, alas, said situation has come to fruition.

    Source: Michael J Duarte on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (sore left groin) has been assessed as doubtful heading into Game 3 against the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Waiters played only three minutes on Sunday before leaving the game and it would appear as though he is in serious doubt for Tuesday. Other than serving as an offensive spot-play, Waiters has very little impact on the Lakers rotation and his availability is of no great consequence.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dion Waiters (pulled left groin) will receive further tests on Monday to assess his availability for Game 3 against the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Waiters injured his groin after only three minutes on Sunday and there is a chance he misses Tuesday's game against the Rockets. There is no word on the severity of the injury and further testing should provide some clarity as to his status moving forward. His presence has little impact at this point with Rajon Rondo back in the lineup and playing a sizeable amount of minutes.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter