Walton considered it “most likely” rookie Brandon Ingram will sit out against Minnesota considering he has yet to complete a full practice since missing the past two games with tendinitis in his right knee. On Wednesday, Ingram performed a series of stretches to extend his range of motion and took a few shots.
Mike Bresnahan: Will Brandon Ingram be shut down the rest of the season? No, Walton said: As soon as he moves without pain, "we'll get him back out there."
Mark Medina: Luke Walton says he needs Ingram to practice before returning. Not clear if he'll practice tomorrow in Minnesota
Serena Winters: Brandon Ingram (who was probable with patella tendinitis) is good to go for tonight vs. TWolves, Luke Walton says.
Brandon Ingram did not finish Thursday’s practice due to right patellar tendinitis. Ingram, who has scored double figures in nine straight games while averaging 15.2 points, will have his status for Friday’s game determined that day.
The Lakers obviously would have to stay healthy. They appeared to have avoided such a scare with Ingram, who missed the final 7:39 after rolling his left ankle. Ingram returned after having his ankle taped, but he still sat with the Lakers’ nursing a double-digit lead. Ingram walked afterward without limping, though his status for Sunday’s game in Minnesota remains uncertain. “I’ll see how it feels in the morning,” Ingram said. “But I feel great right now.”
Baxter Holmes: Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram (sore right knee) will play against the Thunder, says Lakers coach Luke Walton.
The Lakers diagnosed Brandon Ingram with tendinitis in his right knee, though an MRI revealed no structural damage. The Lakers listed Ingram as probable for today’s game against Oklahoma City. He completed a full-contact practice on Saturday without any restrictions. Ingram also provided a positive report on his ability to run up and down the court and make hard cuts. “I'll come back to shoot around and see how I feel after that," said Ingram, who played only four minutes in Friday’s game against Utah. "If I feel good to play, I’ll play."
Mike Trudell: Brandon Ingram (knee soreness) practiced today. Luke Walton said he thinks Ingram can play tomorrow at OKC, but it depends how he feels. Walton will talk to the trainers and Ingram tomorrow to see how the knee feels after practicing today, then decide whether he’ll play.
Ingram, a 6-foot-9 former Duke standout, said he felt soreness in his knee early in the first half when he tried to run, though he later said his knee is "nothing really serious." The Lakers initially said Ingram was cleared to return, but he was re-evaluated at halftime and it was determined that he would sit for the rest of the game.
August 4, 2021 | 8:51 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Raul Neto has agreed to a deal to return to the Washington Wizards, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Fred Katz: Here are the 2nd-round picks the Wizards are giving up in the Dinwiddie trade: • Most favorable of CHI/LAL/DET 2022 2nd (to SAS) • Least favorable of WAS/MEM 2024 2nd (to LAL) • WAS 2028 2nd (to LAL) • Most favorable of MEM/WAS 2nd (to BKN) • 2025 GSW/WAS pick swap (to BKN)
LeBron James: Keep talking about my squad, our personnel ages, the way he plays, he stays injured, we’re past our time in this league, etc etc etc. Do me one favor PLEASE!!!! And I mean PLEASE!!! 🙏🏾 Keep that same narrative ENERGY when it begins! That’s all I ask. #ThankYou 👑
August 4, 2021 | 7:30 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Restricted free agent guard Saben Lee is returning to the Detroit Pistons on a three-year deal, source tells ESPN.
The state Department of Health Services reported that 491 people with confirmed or probable cases said they had attended the Deer District or Bucks game “during their exposure or infectious periods” but the department could not say definitively that they caught the virus while viewing the game downtown or elsewhere. The department also said the figure was likely an undercount. “We anticipated an increase in positive cases due to the delta variant but 155% increase in one week is distressing,”Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson said.