The Los Angeles Lakers were able to pull off a win without their two superstars, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, against the 22-17 Oklahoma City Thunder on the road on Saturday, so one could assume they’d fair well against the 12-27 Cleveland Cavaliers at home on Monday.
That being said, they may not have to.
The Lakers announced that LeBron James is probable to play against his former team, the Cavaliers, on Monday. James missed Saturday’s game against the Thunder with a flu-like symptoms. Avery Bradley, who played through his flu-like symptoms, is also listed as probable.
Meanwhile, Anthony Davis is listed as questionable to play with the gluteus maximus contusion that has kept him sidelined for the last two games. Davis was questionable for Saturday’s game, too, but the training staff opted to give him another few days to rehab. Given the Cavaliers’ record, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Davis get another day’s rest. The same can probably be said for James.
The only other name listed on the injury report is Rajon Rondo, who suffered a strained right ring finger against the Thunder. Rondo tallied 21 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists in his second start for the Lakers on Saturday. As long as one of James or Rondo is healthy, the Lakers should be fine in the playmaking department.
Lastly, Danny Green’s name was taken off of the injury report, so he’ll likely resume his place in the starting lineup against his former team. Green missed his first game of the season on Saturday with a sore right hip. Green has shot 50% from behind the arc (22 attempts) over the last five games.
The team’s injury report will be updated closer to tip-off at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.