The Los Angeles Lakers are set to play the Chicago Bulls for the second straight game, and it’s safe to say the stakes in this contest are high. The good news is that the Lakers could get D’Angelo Russell back for this game after he missed LA’s last two games with a hip injury. So with the Lakers game fast approaching, let’s take a look at this big question; is D’Angelo Russell playing tonight vs. the Bulls?
D’Angelo Russell injury status vs. Bulls
Russell has been dealing with a hip injury, but the good news is that he is listed as probable to play against the Bulls. This would be a huge boost for LA, who suffered a tough loss to the Bulls on Sunday, despite having LeBron James return to the court. But Russell’s status appears to be positive, with Shams Charania going as far to see Russell will definitely be playing against Chicago.
"When you look at the Lakers, every game matters and they've got more at stake tonight [vs. the Bulls]… LeBron James is questionable tonight… D'Angelo Russell will be back in the lineup.”
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 29, 2023
True enough, Russell has now been upgraded to available just before tipoff, which means that he will suit up against the Bulls.
Russell has played very well for the Lakers ever since joining them at the trade deadline from the Minnesota Timberwolves (18.6 PPG, 6.4 APG, 3.1 RPG, 47.1 FG%, 39.5 3P%). Getting him back on the court alongside James and Anthony Davis, who have both been cleared to play against the Bulls as well, is the best case scenario for the Lakers as they continue to battle for a playoff spot.
So to answer the question of “Is D’Angelo Russell playing vs. the Bulls,” the answer is yes.