It has now been a month since Lonnie Walker IV last suited up for the Los Angeles Lakers. The 24-year-old appears to be making significant progress on his road to recovery from a knee injury of late, and there was initially a slim chance that he was going to be able to suit up on Saturday against the Boston Celtics after being listed as questionable to play. So, the question that needs to be answered right now is this: Is Lonnie Walker IV playing tonight vs. the Celtics?
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Lonnie Walker IV injury status vs. the Celtics?
As with the past few games, Walker was once again tagged as questionable to play on Saturday night. The 6-foot-5 guard/forward is still dealing with left knee tendinitis, which has now sidelined him for an extended period. However, in a rather surprising turn of events, it was confirmed right before tip-off that Walker will be available to play.
LeBron James was also given a questionable tag, but at this point, we all know that this means that the four-time league MVP will be available against the Lakers’ most bitter rivals. Anthony Davis is also set to start against Boston.
As for the Celtics, they will be without the services of reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart and Danilo Gallinari. Robert Williams was also a late addition to the injury report, and he’s now questionable to play with an ankle injury.
However, with regard to the question, Is Lonnie Walker IV playing tonight vs. the Celtics, the answer is yes.