The Lakers could be without Kyle Kuzma for up to a week after the forward suffered a minor ankle sprain.
Kuzma, 23, joined the Lakers’ lengthy injury list when he went down in the final quarter of a 113-105 loss to the Clippers on Monday.
He will definitely miss the Nuggets’ visit to Staples Center on Wednesday and may also be sidelined for the showdowns with the Celtics on Saturday and the Bulls next Tuesday.
Brandon Ingram (shoulder), Tyson Chandler (neck) and Lance Stephenson (toe) are questionable to face the Nuggets.
Coach Luke Walton had only eight active bodies for an on-court practice session Tuesday.
The Lakers have only a slim chance of making the playoffs, but Walton is encouraged by the manner in which they have united in adversity.
“It’s been a challenge, it’s been a lot of ups and downs and a lot of between on-court stuff and off-court stuff,” Walton said. “It’s tested us but I think we have come together as a group, and that’s something that only comes with time and I’m happy with the way we’ve done that.”
Luke Walton updates the status of Kuzma and Ingram following Tuesday’s practice. pic.twitter.com/enE0Jjo7Ct
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