2 Lakers Players Cleared From Health and Safety Protocols

The Los Angeles Lakers were without some of their key players in the last few games. The latest COVID-19 surge left NBA teams without a big chunk of their roster. Players were in and out of COVID lists. LeBron James had a short stint on the list too. Well, we have some good news. Two Lakers players have cleared their safety protocols.

Dwight Howard and Talen Horton-Tucker will join their teammates after clearing the NBA’s health and safety protocols. This is more than good news. Lakers players struggle on the floor. Anthony Davis will sit out the next four weeks due to a left knee injury. Losing Howard and THT was a big blow for the Lakers. They are back now.

Lakers players clear safety protocols, join the team for the win

The Lakers needed a big man. Howard is back in the fold again.

Howard re-signed with the Lakers for a reason. He came to LA to help the team win a championship. Howard was already part of the championship winning team in the 2019-20 NBA season. The front office thought of bringing him back. Howard is a talented player. A big man who can lead the team to the playoffs. Howard is averaging 5.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting 62.5 percent from the field. He has seen action in 25 games so far in the season.

Horton-Tucker is a bright star on the Lakers roster. The young star had some issues with his inconsistency but he is one of the key players on the roster. The front office had a chance to trade him, but Rob Pelinka didn’t want to give up on the talented player. In 15 games with the Lakers, Horton-Tucker is averaging 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 40.6 percent from the field.

Davis’ absence is the only black dot on the Lakers roster. LeBron and his teammates will have to do their best in the next few weeks. Davis is a key player and playing without him is really challenging.