Brandon Ingram (ankle) could return Friday vs. the Pelicans, according to coach Luke Walton.
Advice: Walton is 'hopeful' that both Ingram and Rajon Rondo (hand) will play in that game, the Lakers' first after returning from their road trip. There's a two-day break in the schedule on Wednesday and Thursday, during which we should get a clearer picture of Ingram's availability.
Lakers coach Luke Walton said he's hopeful Ingram (sprained left ankle) will be ready to play when the team returns from its current road trip. The Lakers open a two-game homestand Friday against the Pelicans.
Advice: Josh Hart has been starting in Ingram's place but hasn't been putting up big numbers, having averaged 10.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in the five games his teammate has missed.
Brandon Ingram (ankle) will not join the Lakers for the remaining three games of their road trip.
Advice: Ingram was re-evaluated on Saturday, and while he's making solid progress and is being listed as day-to-day, he'll sit out the next three games. Josh Hart should remain a starter and Kyle Kuzma will see some increased opportunity. The Lakers will return to Los Angeles for a game against the Pelicans on Friday, so maybe Ingram will be able to get back for that one.
Brandon Ingram has seen his production decrease playing alongside LeBron James this season.
Advice: Ingram, who is currently sidelined due to a left ankle sprain, is averaging fewer points, rebounds, and assists this season compared to last. His true shooting percentage has also dipped. Coming into 2018-19, the hope was that Ingram would flourish next to King James, but that has not been the case. L.A. has been better with Josh Hart on the floor. Ingram currently ranks outside the top-250 overall players in nine-category fantasy leagues.
Brandon Ingram (ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.
Advice: Ingram initially injured his ankle last Wednesday and has been sidelined since. He did not travel with the team to Houston for Thursday's game. Kyle Kuzma has lighting it up with Ingram on the sidelines. Over the Lakers' last four games, Kuz is averaging 26.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 37.4 minutes.
Brandon Ingram (ankle) is not traveling with the team to Houston to start a four-game road trip.
Advice: He is set to be re-evaluated on Saturday, and if all goes well he could re-join the team later that day for the game in Charlotte. Ingram has been out for one week already and it's been Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope picking up some extra minutes. For now, we would still consider him doubtful for Saturday.
The Lakers announced on Saturday that the MRI on Brandon Ingram's left ankle confirmed a sprain and that he will be re-evaluated in one week.
Advice: Ingram initially injured his ankle Wednesday vs. the Spurs and has been sidelined since. Josh Hart started in place of Ingram on Friday, but tallied just seven points, five rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 36 minutes vs. the Spurs. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 12 points but nothing else in 27 minutes off the bench. Hart is expected to draw another start on Saturday vs. Memphis.