Forward Larry Nance Jr. will miss about four weeks because of a bone bruise in his left knee, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Sunday.
Nance suffered the injury Dec. 20 in Charlotte and was examined by the Lakers’ team physician, Dr. David McAllister of UCLA Health, before Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN
Lakers’ Lonzo Ball Likely Out vs OKC For Wednesday
Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is unlikely to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday because of a sore left knee, but Brandon Ingram is expected to return from an ankle injury.
“He got treatment,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said of Ball on Tuesday. “He’ll get treatment again later today, but it’s still just too sore for him to get on the basketball court. Technically, he’s questionable. But he didn’t practice today, so I wouldn’t expect him to play [Wednesday].”
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DeMar DeRozan Fined $15K For Criticizing Officials
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the league’s officiating.
The punishment was announced Tuesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league’s executive vice president for basketball operations.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
Celtics Legend Jo Jo White Passes Away at Age 71
Celtics legend Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion and Finals MVP, passed away Tuesday at the age of 71.
“My dad died from complications (pneumonia) from dementia that was brought on by the removal of a benign brain tumor in May 2010,” his daughter, Meka White, told The Undefeated.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN