The Los Angeles Lakers have released an injury report for their Friday matchup against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers are in the middle of their preseason schedule right now. They will start the real season on October 20th against the Golden State Warriors. Their roster will be quite a bit different than what we are used to. With several different additions, the Lakers are set to go far in the playoffs. But will they be able to get there? Only time will tell.
Now, the Lakers have released the injury report for their game. It looks like some good news for the purple and gold as only one player is on the list. Trevor Ariza is the only one on the list with a right ankle injury. It looks like it will be a pretty full roster.
The Lakers have added several players over the off season. The biggest addition was definitely Russell Westbrook, who is now playing on his hometown team. Take a look at what he had to say about joining the Lakers.
Lakers Release Injury Report For Friday’s Matchup Against Warriors
“Some of these dreams don’t come true for people like myself,” Westbrook said.
“Being from LA, you always wish that you could play for your home team,” Westbrook said. “That’s definitely something that always circled around in my mind. Maybe one day? But I always would come back and be like, ‘Ah, that probably won’t happen.’ I just had to wait and see. But now that we’re here, I’m going to take full advantage of it.”
“LeBron is one of the best players to play this game, and his ability to do everything on the floor allows me to just figure it out,” Westbrook said. “I’m coming to a championship-caliber team, and my job is to make his game easy for him, and I’ll find ways to do that. As it pertains to ball-handling, it really doesn’t matter. There’s many different ways you can impact the game without having the ball in your hands. I’ve been able to do that for a number of years, and we’ll figure it out.”
“Anytime you have three great players like this, there is an element of sacrifice required, and we’ve all talked about that and are all-in on that,” Vogel said. “But these three guys can do it all. They’re all make-the-right-play players. It’s not just about scoring or being a one-dimensional player. They can all do it all. I’m most excited about seeing what the three of them on the court at the same time looks like.”