I presume Lakers' off day hurts Lin's chances of playing tomorrow. Byron wanted Lin to scrimmage + cut + change direction to test ankle
Add in Nick Young, Jeremy Lin - that's a lot of missing scoring - maybe some Nash/Henry/Kelly - even some Clarkson, different team
Last 10 quarters Lakers have been outscored by 90 points. Missing Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Ryan Kelly and Magic Johnson & crew
Jeremy Lin is listed as DND [did not dress] - Sprained ankles [plural]
Wayne Ellington has to play point guard because Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and Keith Appling are hurt and Magic Johnson is retired.
One issue is that LAL can't count on Nash, as Scott said pregame, but they do expect Lin to return soon from his ankle sprain.
Another rough quarter for LAL has Utah up 32-20 after 12 min. at Staples. No Lin or Nash isn't helping LAL (35% FG's) get good looks.
Ronnie Price has been very solid, especially on D, but doesn't create shots for others like Jeremy Lin (ankle) will.
Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry and Jeremy Tyler are all out for the Lakers tonight.
Lin's availability Tues vs. Phoenix hinges on if he can play full contact on Monday & plant feet, cut, change direction without any issues
All six Lakers that have been out with injuries — Nash, Lin, Young, Kelly, Clarkson and Henry — will miss tonight’s game, as expected.
Nash, Lin, and Kelly won't play tonight. Lakers missing six guys in total.
No Jeremy Lin for the Lakers tonight
Jeremy Lin is out tonight
Scott said Jeremy Lin is a game-time decision for tonight
Jeremy Lin not in the full court scrimmage right now. He's off to a sore basket shooting
Kelly looks like the only possibility for Sunday, with Clarkson and Lin looking at Tuesday and Nash TBD. Henry, Young out for preseason.
Nash definitively out for tomorrow. Kelly and Lin could play tomorrow but depends on their scrimmage later today
Byron Scott doesn't expect Lin either for Sunday - as I had guessed, looks like it's Ryan Kelly first back out of injured many
Some of those change immediately when Lin and Kelly get back, and when Kobe at times can space on one side of the floor if need be.
2/2: no PG penetration (Lin, Nash, Clarkson out); playing PF’s in Boozer/Randle on the elbow; Kobe working out of post/elbow.
I'm not as sold that Lin will make it back by Sunday but still obviously a possibility - looks like Ryan Kelly is on track however
While working his way back from his sprained ankle - Jeremy Lin tweaked the other one but he said it's very minor - still shoot for Sunday
State of the Lakers these days: Jeremy Lin tweaked his other ankle during individual workouts Thursday. Still hopes to play Sunday.
Jeremy Lin said he had a mild sprain on right ankle, but still hoping he can play Sunday
Well, this whole conversation turned weird. I'm going to go try to sneak up on Jeremy Lin for another stalker photo.
I tried to take a sneaky pic of a New York reunion between Jeremy Lin (Lakers) and Steve Novak (Jazz). Lin noticed. http://t.co/SjdWSgyHts
Byron Scott: “We can sit here and say Jeremy (Lin) didn’t play, Nick (Young) didn’t play and all that … but (we still did not do our job).”
Lakers' floor spacing, 3-point shooting & drives to the basket taking a real hit w/ Nick Young & Jeremy Lin still out.
LAL are 0 for 3 from 3 (Utah's 3 for 10). Part of the problem: no dribble penetration for kick outs. Need Lin or at least Clarkson/Henry.
Player LAL are missing the most: Jeremy Lin (ankle). Really need his dribble penetration to get into the D. He’s hoping to return Sunday.
LAL are lacking for playmakers with Lin, Nash, Clarkson, Henry and Young all injured and Kobe on the bench.
Ronnie Price will still start tonight as Jeremy Lin remains out with his ankle sprain. Nash would come off the pine.
It's a long list of Lakers guards who won't play tonight. Young, Clarkson, Henry, Lin & Nash are all out. Expect to see Ronnie Price.
Looks like Lin won't play Thursday - so Ronnie Price - Scott had called Lin 50/50 for Jazz - Sunday could be return of Kelly Clarkson too
Lin is shooting to return Sunday vs. Utah at Staples Center
Jeremy Lin ran today, but he ruled himself out for tomorrow against Utah. Looks like Ronnie Price then will start