Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell met with team doctors in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and was cleared for on-court basketball activities. Russell, who has missed 10 of the last 11 games with knee soreness, will increase his work load as he progresses. Russell will not play in Wednesday’s game at Houston or Friday’s home game against Phoenix, and is unlikely to play on Sunday against New York. The Lakers have gone 3-7 without Russell, who is averaging 16.1 points and a team-best 4.8 assists. In his place, L.A. has started veteran Jose Calderon — who is also out with a strained hamstring — and small forward Brandon Ingram at point guard. Head coach Luke Walton has yet to determine who will start at Houston on Wednesday.
D'Angelo Russell Cleared for On-Court Activity
NBA.com | Dec 7