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Chase Hughes: Bradley Beal is a gametime decision with his hip once again. Robin Lopez is also a gametime decision. But Rui Hachimura WILL play after missing some time with a shoulder injury.
Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss approximately three weeks with bi-lateral epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). Hachimura was diagnosed with EKC on December 16 and missed the Wizards’ final two preseason games.
Fred Katz: Brooks on if Rui might play a rehab G League game: "We haven’t got to that point, but definitely he’ll practice. Probably not games because, one, we have a game every other night. If we can get some good practices in, he’ll be ready. But that’s not out of the equation either."
Candace Buckner: Brooks on Hachimura: “He’s been out for – what? – a month now. I don’t know if he’s coming back February but he’s on the court. Not doing much. Just left-hand layups, right-hand layups. All the work that our development team will put together.”
Hachimura re-joined the team on the sidelines for last night’s game vs. Portland. He will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks as he continues to recover from a minor procedure associated with the groin injury he sustained on Dec. 16 in Detroit.
Chase Hughes: Rui Hachimura will be out several more weeks according to Scott Brooks. He has been away from the team since having surgery.
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The Lakers appear poised to make a decision on their coaching position soon, with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts the finalists for the job that became vacant when Frank Vogel was fired at season’s end. But as the final round of interviews is set, sources tell The Athletic that Ham appears to have made the strongest impression yet.
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In terms of the Lakers’ preferences, sources say team officials have prioritized a coach who can command respect and authority from the locker room and who has a strong enough presence and voice to manage the varying roles and relationships across the roster. Those characteristics bode well for Ham’s candidacy. Throughout assistant coaching stops with the Lakers, Hawks and Bucks, Ham has been known for his no-nonsense style and ability to resonate with his players — attributes that have stood out in his communication with the Lakers thus far as well, sources said.