Wednesday night’s matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers will see both teams shorthanded.
Portland will be without their franchise player, Damian Lillard, who has been nursing a calf injury over the last several games.
Unfortunately for the Lakers, they will also be without two key players.
Guard Lonnie Walker IV and forward Troy Brown Jr. will not play versus Portland. Walker is dealing with left foot soreness while Brown has a foot ailment of his own.
Both have become fixtures in the Lakers’ starting lineup, and Walker has been playing really well, as he has become their third-leading scorer and a reliable one at that.
On the bright side, Patrick Beverley will return after serving a three-game suspension for shoving the Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton, and he will be in the starting lineup.