Tyson Chandler, Mike Muscala questionable vs. Hawks
The Los Angeles Lakers could be without the services of Tyson Chandler and Mike Muscala for Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
Muscala has been diagnosed with a right ankle sprain, which he sustained in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 143-120 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 27-year-old forward finished the game with eight points, two assists, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 13 minutes off the bench. He did not participate in Tuesday’s shootaround and is listed as questionable.
Chandler missed Tuesday’s shootaround as well, as he’s dealing with a right big toe sprain. Like Muscala, Chandler is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game.
Mike Muscala has a right ankle sprain suffered in the PHL game. He’s questionable for tonight. And Tyson Chandler is questionable with a right big toe sprain. Neither participated in shootaround.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 12, 2019
If Chandler and Muscala are officially ruled out for Tuesday’s game, JaVale McGee and Moritz Wagner would likely see an uptick in their usage rates.
In other Lakers-related injury news, LeBron James is listed as probable for Tuesday’s game vs. the Hawks. The King suffered a groin injury earlier this season, but he seems to be recovering. All in all, he missed 17 games with the ailment.
James logged 33 minutes in Sunday’s loss, scoring 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the field (2-of-6 from beyond the arc), 10 rebounds and nine assists.
The Lakers will also be without the services of Lonzo Ball, who has missed nine games with a left ankle sprain. Josh Hart (right knee) is out after receiving a PRP injection.
Tuesday night’s Lakers-Hawks game is scheduled to tip inside State Farm Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles defeated Atlanta in their last meeting, 107-106.