The Lakers will formally waive Yi later Monday, sources said, and will still have to release one more player to get down to the league maximum of 15. But Yi’s departure would appear to increase the odds that former All-Star forward Metta World Peace will make the opening night roster, as he did a year ago, with fellow veteran Thomas Robinson being another strong contender for a roster spot.
December 6, 2021 | 6:43 pm EST Update
Ira Winderman: Jimmy Butler (tailbone) has been upgraded to available for tonight’s game vs. Grizzlies.
Sarah K. Spencer: “That does mean that he’s getting close,” Nate McMillan says of Onyeka Okongwu’s recovery timeline, with Okongwu slated to practice and potentially play a game or two with the College Park Skyhawks.
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone pregame in Chicago on Zeke Nnaji: “Zeke has stayed ready, emotionally, physically and he’s taken full advantage of the opportunity. The guy has a tremendous work ethic. He lives in the gym.”