Alex Caruso will undergo a precautionary MRI on his wrist Wednesday afternoon after he started experiencing soreness in his wrist on Tuesday, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel announced after practice on Wednesday. Caruso is listed as probable for Game 4 on Thursday.
Caruso isn’t exactly sure when he sustained his wrist injury, but he said it feels more stiff than it does sore now, and he expects to play on Thursday.
“We’ve got a full day to recover and take some time to rest,” Caruso said. “I should be fine. I think it’s just one of those things where you get banged up, like knocking knees or falling on the ground. I’ve done that earlier this season and it hurts for a little while, but you’ve just got to play through it.”
Danny Green was also added to the injury report on Wednesday due to a ring finger injury, but he made it clear that it wasn’t anything that he was concerned with.
“The finger injury is very minimal,” Green said. “It’s nothing major. I don’t know what you were told, but it’s a small thing. I’ll be fine. I’m going to continue to play. I’ve got nine other fingers, so I’ll be alright.”
The Lakers are listing Green as probable for Game 4.
Caruso and Green have been impactful for the Lakers on the defensive end throughout the playoffs, but they could use a lot more from them on offense, particular as 3-point shooters. Over the last three games, Caruso and Green have shot a combined 6-27 from behind the 3-point line and Green was responsible for five of those 3-point makes. Obviously Green needs to be better, but Caruso needs to be a lot better.
The Lakers and Nuggets will tip-off Game 4 at 6 p.m. on TNT. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.