Lakers News: Brandon Bass Day-To-Day With Patella Contusion
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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

In Tuesday’s preseason game against the Utah Jazz in Hawaii, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered two injuries to their players. While D’Angelo Russell has a glute injury, it was unclear if Brandon Bass would play against the Toronto Raptors after his knee slammed against the floor.

According to Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell, the results of the MRI/CT scan showed a patella contusion in Bass’ knee and he is considered day-to-day:

Considering the amount of injuries over the last couple of seasons, the Lakers are extremely fortunate Bass is not expected to miss a significant amount of games. Over the past three seasons, Bass has played in all 82 games except for one.

Heading into the new season, there were questions on who would start at power forward between Bass and Julius Randle. With Randle currently starting for head coach Byron Scott, Bass will be a great mentor for the second-year forward out of Kentucky.

This is good news for the Larry Nance fans club; you’ll get the opportunity see him back up Randle tonight.

  • This is good news for the Larry Nance fans club; you’ll get the opportunity see him back up Randle tonight.

  • If not Jonathan Holmes. If not him then Tarik Black will play primary backup PF and Upshaw will get his time at C. Nance is already on a guaranteed deal so, nothing to really watch from him. Lakers need to see what Holmes and Upshaw can do.

  • If not Jonathan Holmes. If not him then Tarik Black will play primary backup PF and Upshaw will get his time at C. Nance is already on a guaranteed deal so, nothing to really watch from him. Lakers need to see what Holmes and Upshaw can do.

  • True, I think ideal would be Randle 20 min, Nance 15 min, Holmes 13 min to get his feet wet. Hibbert played a lot on Tuesday so I looking at the same for Hibbert idea 20 min, Black 15 min, Upshaw 13 min. That just an ideal guide line that can vary. Upshaw can’t handle the work load as yet so I think this would be great for the fans to see him for the first time in the NBA preseason.

  • True, I think ideal would be Randle 20 min, Nance 15 min, Holmes 13 min to get his feet wet. Hibbert played a lot on Tuesday so I looking at the same for Hibbert idea 20 min, Black 15 min, Upshaw 13 min. That just an ideal guide line that can vary. Upshaw can’t handle the work load as yet so I think this would be great for the fans to see him for the first time in the NBA preseason.

  • Upshaw time!!! I know he’s not a PF, but I hope this gets him in the game so we can see what an “in-shape” Upshaw can do.

  • Upshaw time!!! I know he’s not a PF, but I hope this gets him in the game so we can see what an “in-shape” Upshaw can do.

  • I’d say lets see if Upshaw can handle the workload. I know he was winded in Summer League, but after all that happened, he’s supposedly busted his ass, losing 20+lbs, getting his conditioning better since. If all that’s the case. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him able to play 6-8 minute spurts and get 15-20 minutes tonight. Since we’re talking bench players, 6’9″ Bismack Biyombo doesn’t exactly scream a threat to me going against Upshaw.

  • I’d say lets see if Upshaw can handle the workload. I know he was winded in Summer League, but after all that happened, he’s supposedly busted his ass, losing 20+lbs, getting his conditioning better since. If all that’s the case. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him able to play 6-8 minute spurts and get 15-20 minutes tonight. Since we’re talking bench players, 6’9″ Bismack Biyombo doesn’t exactly scream a threat to me going against Upshaw.

  • The lakers roster is consisted of has beens, scrubs, and rejects…these are the ”has beens section”.

  • nope. bryon scott doesn’t like defense and rookies with no credibility. he plays players off their credibility not thier skillset. which is hilarious by the way since he always says hes a defense guy but yet he benches all the guys who play that :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nope. bryon scott doesn’t like defense and rookies with no credibility. he plays players off their credibility not thier skillset. which is hilarious by the way since he always says hes a defense guy but yet he benches all the guys who play that :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Agreed. I don’t see Holmes beating out for playing time this season, but he is an intriguing prospect.

  • @LV — Agreed. I don’t see Holmes beating out anybody for playing time this season, but he is an intriguing prospect….he just has to show that he’s worth the investment to develop.

  • nope mitch has a secret sexual relationship with sacre and kelly so he will get backup minutes ;D

  • nope mitch has a secret sexual relationship with sacre and kelly so he will get backup minutes ;D

  • mean lady in white didnt give you your meds today huh? poor wittle faker fan.

  • mean lady in white didnt give you your meds today huh? poor wittle faker fan.

  • I highly doubt that he goes past 15 and I’m thinking my number is on the high side (just a guess); they are monitoring his heart regularly and so even if he can go beyond a certain point it doesn’t mean they’ll let him. It’s being cautious.

  • I highly doubt that he goes past 15 and I’m thinking my number is on the high side (just a guess); they are monitoring his heart regularly and so even if he can go beyond a certain point it doesn’t mean they’ll let him. It’s being cautious.

  • We’re doomed. It’s quite clear now that Dr. Buss sold his soul to the Devil or money, women and an unprecedented run of success as a sports owner.

    Now the Devil is getting his payback, and that’s a you-know-what

  • We’re doomed. It’s quite clear now that Dr. Buss sold his soul to the Devil for money, women and an unprecedented run of success as a sports owner.

    Now the Devil is getting his payback, and that’s a you-know-what

  • LOL. get out of where? you’re on a lakers site, kiddo. or are you too dumb to know that?

  • LOL. get out of where? you’re on a lakers site, kiddo. or are you too dumb to know that?

  • vdogg, long time no see, mean lady in white stil forgetting to turn off her computer when she leaves her stationn over at the nuthouse???? she never learns!

  • What is your definition of a “has been”, “scrub”, and “reject”?

  • What is your definition of a “has been”, “scrub”, and “reject”?

  • are you still using that ‘mean lady in white’ joke? it wasn’t funny the first 800 times. ever been to a clippers site?

  • scott does not like defense or rookies. haven’t you noticed that by now. he plays them off their credibility. why would scott pick a 7 foot blocking machine rim protector with a 7’6 wingspan over a guy in Sacre that has less brains and talent then my 4 year old nephew :D. lets be serious here this is bryon scott here not some regular guy

  • are you still using that ‘mean lady in white’ joke? it wasn’t funny the first 800 times. ever been to a clippers site?

  • scott does not like defense or rookies. haven’t you noticed that by now. he plays them off their credibility. why would scott pick a 7 foot blocking machine rim protector with a 7’6 wingspan over a guy in Sacre that has less brains and talent then my 4 year old nephew :D. lets be serious here this is bryon scott here not some regular guy

  • ….he’s starting two rookies this year and last year started Clarkson (a second round rookie with “no credibility”) the whole second half of the season….

    okay -____-

  • to the devil or money??? that doesn’t even make sense :D!! how can someone have sold their soul to money?? i think u met to say for money

  • ….he’s starting two rookies this year and last year started Clarkson (a second round rookie with “no credibility”) the whole second half of the season….

    okay -____-

  • to the devil or money??? that doesn’t even make sense :D!! how can someone have sold their soul to money?? i think u met to say for money

  • Of course he wouldn’t start a rookie with no credibility! They have no credibility cause they didn’t prove enough in college. You wouldn’t have someone do heart surgery on you that has “no credibility” until they earn it. You’d go with someone who’s developed some clout.

    Psst btw…Byron started Clarkson last year.

  • Excrement faker tanker fans are already saying before the season begins

    -We’re locked in the 8th or 7th seed.
    -Julius Randle and Clarkson are all-stars.
    -Kobe is top 10
    -D’Angelo Russell is not a bust
    -We will win tonight but if we don’t, no worries it’s just ”preseason”.

  • If he were playing guys based on credibility…..
    How do two rookies named Randle and Russell make the starting lineup?

    Logic eludes Josh with 3 H’s.

  • my point exactly!!!!!!!! :D!!!! Russel has a ton of hype and credibility coming in so he has to play the 2nd overall pick cuz he the 2nd overall pick!!!! he has to its his job to or else hes gonna get fired. he didn’t start clarkson dumbo last year it was only until the team was done and everyone was hurt. any coach inn that situation has to do that :D!!

  • If he were playing guys based on credibility…..
    How do two rookies named Randle and Russell make the starting lineup?

    Logic eludes Josh with 3 H’s.

  • my point exactly!!!!!!!! :D!!!! Russel has a ton of hype and credibility coming in so he has to play the 2nd overall pick cuz he the 2nd overall pick!!!! he has to its his job to or else hes gonna get fired. he didn’t start clarkson dumbo last year it was only until the team was done and everyone was hurt. any coach inn that situation has to do that :D!!

  • How about Clippers fans?
    – We might make the 2nd round.
    – Josh Smith is the savior.
    – Cp3 hasn’t lost a step.
    – Deangelo Jordan is a max contract guy.
    – We’re going to win a championship…sometime this decade.

    Seems to me like Clippers have enough to worry about in their own house that when they come here, they are secretly Lakers fans…. Kinda like the immature kid who hits the girl he likes.

  • because thier high lottery picks and its not like they have anyone else to play. you have to play ur high lottery picks no matter what especially if ur team is like 90% all young dudes :D!!! ur so dumb :D!!!!!!!!!

  • How about Clippers fans?
    – We might make the 2nd round.
    – Josh Smith is the savior.
    – Cp3 hasn’t lost a step.
    – Deangelo Jordan is a max contract guy.
    – We’re going to win a championship…sometime this decade.

    Seems to me like Clippers have enough to worry about in their own house that when they come here, they are secretly Lakers fans…. Kinda like the immature kid who hits the girl he likes.

  • because thier high lottery picks and its not like they have anyone else to play. you have to play ur high lottery picks no matter what especially if ur team is like 90% all young dudes :D!!! ur so dumb :D!!!!!!!!!

  • D. Russell has the hype because he earned it by playing well in college. No sh*t he would play Russell, Sherlock. Those other guys don’t get the start cause they haven’t proven themselves (in college let alone the NBA) like Russell did.

  • D. Russell has the hype because he earned it by playing well in college. No sh*t he would play Russell, Sherlock. Those other guys don’t get the start cause they haven’t proven themselves (in college let alone the NBA) like Russell did.

  • most NBA fans watch and follow the team that they love, laker haters follow the team that they hate. put that in your pipe and smoke it

  • most NBA fans watch and follow the team that they love, laker haters follow the team that they hate. put that in your pipe and smoke it

  • ur in love with these clipper people :D!!!. i bet your here every single day but only seem to come out of the shadow when clipper guy comes out. is it because it gives you a reason to talk and its an easy battle to win??? :D!!! ur pathetic kid

  • google brain and weight loss cuz it sure looks like you need both ASAP :D!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ur in love with these clipper people :D!!!. i bet your here every single day but only seem to come out of the shadow when clipper guy comes out. is it because it gives you a reason to talk and its an easy battle to win??? :D!!! ur pathetic kid

  • google brain and weight loss cuz it sure looks like you need both ASAP :D!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No, it just shows that I don’t pay attention the Clippers.

    Win a championship…. then i’ll start to pay attention.
    until then… just another pretender.

  • you’re so obsessed with me!!!! stalker!! waaaaah!!
    cereal killer!!

    LOL. your dumb ass is the DEFINITION of an ‘easy battle to win’!

  • No, it just shows that I don’t pay attention the Clippers.

    Win a championship…. then i’ll start to pay attention.
    until then… just another pretender.

  • you’re so obsessed with me!!!! stalker!! waaaaah!!
    cereal killer!!

    LOL. your dumb ass is the DEFINITION of an ‘easy battle to win’!

  • if you play players offf what they did in college ur a super bad coach ๐Ÿ˜€ which scott is. he has a bunch of defense guys like metta,holmes,nance sittig on the bench an then he wonders why his defense is so bad :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! maybe scot if you actually played the guys who playes defense u wouldn’t be getting so embarrassed on the defensive end ๐Ÿ˜€

  • if you play players offf what they did in college ur a super bad coach ๐Ÿ˜€ which scott is. he has a bunch of defense guys like metta,holmes,nance sittig on the bench an then he wonders why his defense is so bad :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! maybe scot if you actually played the guys who playes defense u wouldn’t be getting so embarrassed on the defensive end ๐Ÿ˜€

  • i feel like he’s the only player out of the 3 that i can say will be dominant in his prime. idk if that answers your question though

  • Please let it be just Lakers fans not yall weird trolling haters. Ain’t nobody got time for yall.

  • I think I know where you’re going, but, to me, PG will always be the most important/influential position

  • i feel like he’s the only player out of the 3 that i can say will be dominant in his prime. idk if that answers your question though

  • Please let it be just Lakers fans not yall weird trolling haters. Ain’t nobody got time for yall.

  • I think I know where you’re going, but, to me, PG will always be the most important/influential position

  • Yeah that’s true too and is partly why Mitch n’em salivated over Russell than Okafor coz they see his leadership potential.

  • Yeah that’s true too and is partly why Mitch n’em salivated over Russell than Okafor coz they see his leadership potential.

  • Russel’s career compare to OKafors career will be an embarrassment compare to Okafor’s :D!! GUARANTEED

  • Russel’s career compare to OKafors career will be an embarrassment compare to Okafor’s :D!! GUARANTEED

  • Kobe will fake an injury around mid-December or sooner like last season, once he realizes what a clusterfuk season this will be for the tanker faker dynasty.

  • That’s old news joshh.we ain’t talking the draft.just what we got n who’s looking to be the man

  • That’s old news joshh.we ain’t talking the draft.just what we got n who’s looking to be the man

  • he doesn’t have to fake it. it’ll just happen. just like its just gonna happen that randle will break something prob his ankle at some point. bound to happen

  • he doesn’t have to fake it. it’ll just happen. just like its just gonna happen that randle will break something prob his ankle at some point. bound to happen

  • russel is soft like charmin. cant do nothing but the easy stuff in basketball. hes gonna live by the jumper and he will die from it GUARANTEED

  • russel is soft like charmin. cant do nothing but the easy stuff in basketball. hes gonna live by the jumper and he will die from it GUARANTEED

  • More importantly its good to hear that this is not a serious injury. Bass is Mr dependable. Lets hope he remains that way this season.

  • More importantly its good to hear that this is not a serious injury. Bass is Mr dependable. Lets hope he remains that way this season.

  • Yeah we have yet to see if Russell can dominate. I didn’t watch Clarkson last season so I don’t know how legit his dominance was. Funny how he’s lost in the 3 other storylines though of Russell, Randle n Kobe’s

  • Yeah we have yet to see if Russell can dominate. I didn’t watch Clarkson last season so I don’t know how legit his dominance was. Funny how he’s lost in the 3 other storylines though of Russell, Randle n Kobe’s

  • Show me a coach who’s started an undrafted or second round rookie to start the season

  • Show me a coach who’s started an undrafted or second round rookie to start the season

  • I tend to not “guarantee” nothing I got no say or control over. Rather wait and be convinced one way or the other by time

  • I tend to not “guarantee” nothing I got no say or control over. Rather wait and be convinced one way or the other by time

  • LOL well said.

    Heres a good song by The Pretenders:

    Ill choke by you, won’t let nobody sign you. I’ll choke by you.

    HAHAHAHAHA

  • LOL well said.

    Heres a good song by The Pretenders:

    Ill choke by you, won’t let nobody sign you. I’ll choke by you.

    HAHAHAHAHA

  • starting no but playing time yes. dont bitch and complain that the defense is bad when the solution is sitting right on ur bench dumbo. batter than watching a 37 year drawing fouls all game ๐Ÿ˜€

  • starting no but playing time yes. dont bitch and complain that the defense is bad when the solution is sitting right on ur bench dumbo. batter than watching a 37 year drawing fouls all game ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I would’nt say one is more important than the other.

    A triad is made up of equal united parts which is what gives it its strength.

    They each play a different position and a different role, all are equally important to our future.

  • I would’nt say one is more important than the other.

    A triad is made up of 3 equal parts which is what gives it its strength.

    They each play a different position and a different role, all are equally important to our future.

  • heurtas will help this team out alot trust me. lakers got way too many 3’s. a majority of them wont even see the floor even there the most are what this team needs on the wing. but when u have a kobe and a young ur in a tough spot

  • heurtas will help this team out alot trust me. lakers got way too many 3’s. a majority of them wont even see the floor even if there the most of what this team needs on the wing. but when u have a kobe and a young ur in a tough spot

  • okafor would have melted under the bright lights of hollywood.. just like he sucked in his second workout with the lakers.

  • okafor would have melted under the bright lights of hollywood.. just like he sucked in his second workout with the lakers.

  • no kid ur obsessed with clipper fans. u cant stop replying to them. :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • no kid ur obsessed with clipper fans. u cant stop replying to them. :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I think kelly will make the team and Sacre will get cut.
    Neither Frazier or Jabari brown will make it.

    Here’s my final roster prediction:
    PG: Russell / Huertas
    SG: Clarkson / Lou / A Brown
    SF: Kobe/ Young / MWP
    PF: Randle/ Bass/ Kelly / Nance
    C: Hibbert/ Black / Upshaw

  • I think kelly will make the team and Sacre will get cut.
    Neither Frazier or Jabari brown will make it.

    Here’s my final roster prediction:
    PG: Russell / Huertas
    SG: Clarkson / Lou / A Brown
    SF: Kobe/ Young / MWP
    PF: Randle/ Bass/ Kelly / Nance
    C: Hibbert/ Black / Upshaw

  • But yeah, I think Randle can lead the team in scoring…maybe even rebounds if he really commits to it.

  • But yeah, I think Randle can lead the team in scoring…maybe even rebounds if he really commits to it.

  • Wow. And he was supposed to be the most stalwart dependable acquisition of the bunch. Oi!

  • Wow. And he was supposed to be the most stalwart dependable acquisition of the bunch. Oi!

  • You lack reading comprehension and have the IQ of a retarded fly on crack. Kobe starts cause he brings stability on offense. While his defense isn’t what is once was, he is most definitely a more intellectual defender than guys like Nance and Brown who aren’t ready for the NBA and Holmes who is just filler for the preseason. You’re smarter than this Sherlock….no one on the bench is good enough to start over Kobe.

  • You lack reading comprehension and have the IQ of a retarded fly on crack. Kobe starts cause he brings stability on offense. While his defense isn’t what is once was, he is most definitely a more intellectual defender than guys like Nance and Brown who aren’t ready for the NBA and Holmes who is just filler for the preseason. You’re smarter than this Sherlock….no one on the bench is good enough to start over Kobe.

  • “MY” Lakers 12
    C- Hibbert, Black, Upshaw
    PF- Randle, Bass, Nance Jr.
    SF- World Peace, A. Brown,
    SG-Kobe, Young, J. Brown
    PG-Russell, Clarkson, Williams
    14 Total Players

    Toss up between Kelly & Holmes for the 15th spot. I like Huertas but he’s on the wrong side of 30, the potential and flexibility of J. Brown outweighs Huertas veteran experience.

    Cuts : Sacre, Frazier, Huertas & Kelly/Holmes
    *Kelly with the advantage because of a guaranteed contract.

  • “MY” Lakers 12
    C- Hibbert, Black, Upshaw
    PF- Randle, Bass, Nance Jr.
    SF- World Peace, A. Brown,
    SG-Kobe, Young, J. Brown
    PG-Russell, Clarkson, Williams
    14 Total Players

    Toss up between Kelly & Holmes for the 15th spot. I like Huertas but he’s on the wrong side of 30, the potential and flexibility of J. Brown outweighs Huertas veteran experience.

    Cuts : Sacre, Frazier, Huertas & Kelly/Holmes
    *Kelly with the advantage because of a guaranteed contract.

  • Because Black right now is the more experienced and defacto center backup to Hibbert right now.

  • Because Black right now is the more experienced and defacto center backup to Hibbert right now.

  • Bass, is a genuine “in the paint, workhorse”. From a Defense position, thus far 0-3 preseason, Coach Byron has shown U
    guys – Hibbert with a Black, Kelly, and Scare – combo’s. What I would
    like to see is Hibbert with Upshaw for 12 minutes.

  • Bass, is a genuine “in the paint, workhorse”. From a Defense position, thus far 0-3 preseason, Coach Byron has shown U
    guys – Hibbert with a Black, Kelly, and Scare – combo’s. What I would
    like to see is Hibbert with Upshaw for 12 minutes.

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