LeBron James‘ Los Angeles Lakers will be playing against Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. Fans know that the Lakers are in a dire situation heading into the final stretch of this season. With only around 20 games left to play, they currently hold a record of 30 wins and 33 losses. On the other hand, the Timberwolves are doing slightly better at 32 wins and 32 losses.
Both these teams are hungry for a win and looking to move up in the standings in order to avoid the play-in tournament. Unfortunately for Lakers fans, LeBron doesn’t look perfectly healthy for this game. That said, we should find out which players are healthy and expected to play and understand the context of this match.
LeBron James is listed out for the Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves game tonight
One could argue that this season is over for the Lakers if LeBron misses too many games. The King suffered a right foot tendon injury during a game against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. While he continued to play in and finish that game, he has not stepped on the court for his team since and missed two games so far.
According to reports, James is estimated to be reevaluated in around three weeks. That clearly means that he will undoubtedly miss this game against Minnesota. Therefore, Anthony Davis and the other Lakers will have to step up and carry the team to this win that they desperately need.
However, even AD doesn’t look completely healthy for this game. Here are the injury reports and expected rosters for the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves heading into this game.
Los Angeles Lakers injury report
- LeBron James (out)
- Anthony Davis (probable)
- D’Angelo Russell (out)
- Dennis Schroder (probable)
Los Angeles Lakers expected roster
- Dennis Schroder
- Austin Reaves
- Jarred Vanderbilt
- Rui Hachimura
- Anthony Davis
Minnesota Timberwolves injury report
- Karl-Anthony Towns (out)
- Jaylen Nowell (probable)
Minnesota Timberwolves expected roster
- Anthony Edwards
- Jaden McDaniels
- Kyle Anderson
- Mike Conley
- Rudy Gobert
LeBron James and D’Angelo Russel are definitely not expected to play. Moreover, both Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder don’t look completely healthy for this game. On the other side, the Timberwolves will be missing their star big man Karl-Anthony Towns.
Finally, let us also take a look at the expert predicitions for this game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves will be slightly favored over the Lakers tonight
While this is still expected to be a close game, we expect the Minnesota Timberwolves to win it. Not having LeBron James will undoubtedly start taking effect on the Lakers soon enough. They were able to hold off the Oklahoma City Thunder without LeBron and AD.
However, OKC didn’t have their young star Shai Gilgeous Alexnder. The Timberwolves will not have Towns. Nonetheless, they are talented enough to get this win with Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert. They also have a better record and look healthier. Therefore, we expect them to come out of this game victorious. Be that as it may, the Lakers are desperate and will put up a fight.
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