Chris Fedor: #Cavs will not have Jordan Clarkson tonight. He is out with lower back soreness. It’s the first game of three in four nights.
Joe Vardon: Jordan Clarkson (sore back) tells me he will play tonight, and, more importantly, he will wear a headband
Beyond nursing a rare two-game winning streak, the Lakers (23-55) will have D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram available for Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings (31-47) at Staples Center.
Bill Oram: Jordan Clarkson is out tonight for the Lakers. Byron Scott said he's "pretty close" to being able to play in coming days.
Los Angeles Lakers starting guard Jordan Clarkson suffered a shoulder injury during his team's 136-97 preseason loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, placing his status for next week's regular-season opener in question. "Obviously [the injury] puts a damper on the way we want to start the season," Lakers coach Byron Scott said. "It might be without [Clarkson], next Wednesday, so we’ll just have to wait and see."
April 10, 2021 | 9:06 pm EDT Update
Barry Jackson: I asked Spoelstra if Oladipo will play again this season. He declined to answer directly, reiterating that he has no update and Heat still gathering information on the injury.
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook comes to the practice facility “every off-day” and often returns each night to get treatment and put up shots. “[His teammates] see that, they hear about it.”
Fred Katz: Scott Brooks says Bradley Beal’s back injury is not related to the hip injury he’s been dealing with. Brooks says he doesn’t think the back injury is going to be lasting, that he could be back Monday.
James Edwards III: Dwane Casey on increased playing time for Sekou Doumbouya: “He’s earning minutes. He’s playing well. A lot of it is the seriousness to his approach. He’s putting in the works. He’s beginning to understand what it takes to earn minutes.”