The Los Angeles Lakers are going from shorthanded from injuries to running out virtually an entirely new-look lineup against the Detroit Pistons. While the likes of Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram are both out, LeBron James will be sidelined as well for load management in this game. In turn, this means the Lakers could go fairly deep into their bench against Detroit.
Beyond LeBron’s status, the Lakers have a few other names whose outlook for this game remains up in the air. As the team revealed, Three other players are either questionable or probable while Tyson Chandler will sit out.
- LeBron James (load management, groin) – out
- Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) – questionable
- Reggie Bullock (left foot contusion) – probable
- Lance Stephenson (left foot, second toe sprain) – probable
Although it seems Bullock and Stephenson will likely playing, the injury report could leave even more uncertainty on the roster. We’re going to take a look at the Lakers’ projected starting lineup against the Pistons and how the absences could impact rotations.
Lakers Roster & Starting Lineup vs. Pistons
*Notates expected starter
C: JaVale McGee*, Moritz Wagner
PF: Kyle Kuzma*, Johnathan Williams, Miike Muscala
SF: Josh Hart* (Q), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SG: Reggie Bullock*, Lance Stephenson, Andre Ingram
PG: Rajon Rondo*, Alex Caruso, Isaac Bonga