The Los Angeles Lakers’ guard, D’Angelo Russell, is unlikely to play in the team’s upcoming game against the Dallas Mavericks due to a right ankle sprain. Russell suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ previous game against the Houston Rockets, and the team is taking a cautious approach to his recovery.
Russell’s absence would be a significant blow to the Lakers, who have struggled with injuries throughout the season. He has been a key contributor for the team, averaging 19.6 points, 6.4 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game.
In addition to Russell, the Lakers are also dealing with injuries to LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James is currently out with a left ankle sprain and is not expected to return for several weeks, while Davis has been dealing with a knee injury and is expected to miss at least another week.
Despite the injuries, the Lakers have managed to stay in playoff contention, currently sitting in seventh place in the Western Conference with a record of 31-27. They will need to continue to rely on their depth and resilience if they hope to make a deep run in the postseason.
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