D’Angelo Russell will return to the Lakers against the Clippers

Over the last month, the Los Angeles Lakers have gone from winning the NBA in-season tournament to losing 10 of 13 games and falling under .500. With a 17-19 record, they’re now in danger of missing the play-in tournament, and they desperately need help in some form or fashion.

They blew a 13-point lead and lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 127-113 on Friday after falling completely apart in the fourth quarter. Along with their inability to stop Memphis from hitting 3-pointers, they also had no one who could consistently get buckets on the offensive end.

The Lakers will face the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, and they will get a bit of help, as guard D’Angelo Russell has been cleared to return.

Russell missed their last three games with a bruised tailbone. Although he had been struggling for most of December, he did shoot 51.7% from the field and 46.7% from 3-point range in his last four games.

The Lakers really need Russell to get hot offensively to have any shot at taking down Kawhi Leonard and crew.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire