Guard D’Angelo Russell out for Lakers vs OKC, Golden State
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Point guard D’Angelo Russell will miss the Los Angeles Lakers’ next two games to rest his sore knee.
Coach Luke Walton says Russell will sit out of the Lakers’ home game against Oklahoma City on Tuesday night and their road game at Golden State on Wednesday.
Russell missed his first game of the season last Friday against San Antonio. He returned Sunday against Chicago, but managed only eight points and seven assists while playing with little of his usual aggression.
Russell is the Lakers’ second-leading scorer with 16.1 points per game, and the second-year pro leads the team with 4.8 assists.
Jose Calderon started in Russell’s place against the Spurs, and he is likely to start the next two games as well, Walton says.