Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers are all set to take on the New Orleans Pelicans for their next match. The Lakers have struggled heavily to start their reason winning just 1 out of their first 6 games. Their first win came after Russell Westbrook was moved to the bench, Westbrook seemed to thrive in his role off the bench.
18 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists off the bench
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 31, 2022
On the other hand, the Pelicans have had an amazing start to their season with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses. No one expected much out of this young team but they have been proving everyone wrong so far, with the kind of streak that they are having the Lakers might be in for a long night.
The Los Angeles Lakers are gonna be missing a lot of firepower against the New Orleans Pelicans
The Lakers might not have LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the floor for their game against the Pelicans since both of them are on a day-to-day basis. Apart from that Dennis Schroder, Juan-Toscano Anderson, Cole Swider, and Thomas Bryant are also on the injury report.
The season has just started and the Lakers are already riddled with injuries, if the situation doesn’t improve they will surely be in for a long season.
Los Angeles Lakers injury report
- LeBron James (foot) – day-to-day
- Anthony Davis (back) – day-to-day
- Juan-Toscano Anderson (ankle) – day-to-day
- Dennis Schroder (thumb) – Out
- Thomas Bryant (thumb) – Out
- Cole Swider – Out
Los Angeles Lakers expected roster
- LeBron James
- Anthony Davis
- Patrick Beverley
- Russell Westbrook
- Lonnie Walker IV
New Orleans Pelicans injury report
The Pelicans will also be missing a few key pieces tonight. Brandon Ingram, Kira Lewis Jr., E.J. Liddell, and Herbert Jones are all out for their game against the Lakers, according to reports.
The Pelicans are without Brandon Ingram and possibly Herb Jones (day-to-day) and they are STILL 3-point favorites against the Lakers tonight in L.A. Says a lot about the state of both franchises right now.
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) November 2, 2022
- Brandon Ingram (concussion) – Out
- E.J. Lidell (knee) – Out
- Kira Lewis Jr. (knee) – Out
- Herbert Jones (knee) – Out
New Orleans Pelicans expected roster
- CJ McCollum
- Trey Murphy III
- Herbert Jones
- Zion Williamson
- Jonas Valanciunas
Will Russell Westbrook and the Lakers be able to take on the Pelicans?
If the Lakers decide to sit out Anthony Davis and LeBron James then it should be an easy game for the Pelicans despite Brandon Ingram not playing. On the other hand, if Anthony Davis and LeBron James suit up for the game then the Pelicans might have some trouble taking them on without Brandon Ingram.