Reinforcements have arrived at the Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Davin Hamm told local media on the 10th (Korean time) that D’Angelo Russell will return in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season against the Toronto Raptors at the LA Crypto.com Arena on the 11th.
Russell, who started his professional career with the Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2015 rookie draft, returned to the Lakers after six years through a trade in February through Brooklyn, Golden State and Minnesota먹튀검증.
However, in the game against Golden State on February 24, he suffered an ankle injury four games after wearing the purple & gold uniform again, and missed six games from Dallas on February 27 to Memphis on March 8. Still, the extent of the injury was not that serious, so I returned to the court in about three weeks.
Except for the game against Golden State, where he played only nine minutes due to an ankle injury, Russell left a decent stat line of 17.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists on average in the three games he played in the Lakers uniform after the trade. He is expected to be named in the starting lineup right away along with Anthony Davis, who is struggling without LeBron James in his return.
The Lakers are in 9th place in the Western Conference with a record of 32 wins and 34 losses this season despite the bad news that LeBron is out of power due to injury. The ride against 13th place Utah is one game, but the ride against 5th place Golden State is only two games, so the ranking can fluctuate as much as you like depending on the results of the remaining regular season games with Russell.