Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell is not likely to play Sunday when the team plays against the Mavericks in Dallas.
“I doubt he’ll play Sunday,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Friday of Russell, who sprained his right ankle during the first quarter of Thursday night’s victory over the Golden State Warriors at Crypto.com Arena.
Russell was injured when he stepped on the foot of Golden State’s Donte DiVincenzo while inbounding the ball, rolling his ankle.
“He’s still going through some different treatment procedures,” Ham said after practice.
It’s not sprained.
It’s going to be a day-by-day thing, pretty much.”
Ham said Russell didn’t get an MRI exam Friday, just “in-house treatment.”
“I mean, he’s good.
He’s in good spirits,” forward Jarred Vanderbilt said.
But I mean, I seen him this morning.
He’s in good spirits.”
In four games with the Lakers, Russell is averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds.
“He’s excited about what’s happening here and what he’s going to be a part of,” Ham said.
“Us trying to get the ship in the right position for us to go forward the rest of the season.
He’s been great.
Doing some things on the court, he’s right there on the sidelines soaking it all in and continuing to learn our system, our terminology.
So, it’s good man.
It’s a good vibe.”