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Lakers Injury News: Larry Nance, Jr. sprains right wrist, X-Rays negative

Injury gets added to insult for Los Angeles.

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After taking a tumble in the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, sophomore power forward Larry Nance, Jr. was diagnosed with a sprained right wrist. The team says X-Rays on Nance came back negative, and he will be re-evaluated Monday.

Nance told Mike Trudell of “I feel fine,” but if he is forced to miss time with the injury the Lakers’ depth at the four will take a hit. Nance is averaging 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 22 minutes per game, and he has the second-best net rating (-4.5) of any Lakers to get consistent minutes.

If Nance does miss games, expect Thomas Robinson to make a reappearance in the rotation, and possibly Luol Deng, as Ivica Zubac also missed the game against the Pelicans with a quad contusion.

All stats per and Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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