Injuries continue to accumulate in Los Angeles. Last night’s victory over Charlotte Hornets 126-123 Los Angeles Lakers The two best guards may not be able to help one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference tomorrow night.
Per Jovan Buha, Lakkers’ waiters Austin Reeves and Rajon Rondo both joined the team’s injury report. There are new additions to the injury list this season:
The Lakers’ injury report for tomorrow’s game against Miami:— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) November 10, 2021
— LeBron James, Trevor Ariza, Talen Horton-Tucker and Kendrick Nunn are out.
— Rajon Rondo (left hamstring strain) and Austin Reaves (left hamstring strain) are questionable.
— Anthony Davis is probable. pic.twitter.com/7tvFEf1BkC
Both players are listed as “questionable” due to left-handed hamstring strain.
Rondo enjoyed the best of the youngsters yesterday, helping the Lakers with an impressive pass (eight assists in 11 minutes) and a 23-9 run in the crucial second quarter. Despite showing a few DNP-CDs in a court battle with Russell Westbrook, Rondo still has a lot of value in some matches. In the 2020 finals, he was really important with the heat.
Beginner Raves, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the top defenders of the Lakers, as you know, under 32 (he is 23) and over 6’4 ((6’5)). Seriously, he was an important part of LA. Clever defender and volunteer shooter, Raves has recently seen his minutes increase. He played for 27 minutes yesterday, the fourth – from Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and everyone’s favorite Lacmeer, Carmelo Anthony (Staples Melo).
In ten games this season, Reaves averaged 6.1 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game and 21.3 minutes per assist. He shot 47.8% of the field and connected 32.1% to his 2.8 three-point lead in one night.
Rondo is playing a more limited role. In the 15.6 minutes (seven games), the 35-year-old guard averaged 3.7 points, 4.4 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists, hitting a terrific 28.9% (not Typo).
6-5 lakhs host 7-3 heat at Staples Center. Miami, the second race of the Eastern Conference in this article, boasts two stars in Swingman, Jimmy Butler and Mid-Bam Adebayo. Heat’s terrifying back-to-back players, Kyle Lawrie, Duncan Robinson and sixth-tier Tyler Herro, will give the Lakers all they can. Start-up Westbrook has proved his mettle throughout the season by defending (or being a real attacker). Rondo and Reaves (but especially Reaves) have proved to be effective defenders for the bench for LA.
The duo have played a combined zero minutes in 11 games alongside Talen Horton-Tucker and Kendrik Nun, who are earning $ 14.5 million this season. Strikers LeBron James and Trevor Ariza are still out with injuries, although star player Anthony Davis looks set for the return leg against Adebayo.
If one or both players are forced to ride in the woods tomorrow night, this could probably mean a few more minutes for the team’s healthy defenders, Avery Bradley and Wayne Elington. Malik Monk, a shooter and a defensive back, could be put into action.