Lakers News: Wes Johnson Will Not Miss Time With Sprained Right Elbow

Wesley Johnson

Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson scored 16 points Monday night against the Golden State Warriors, but also had a costly turnover in the game’s closing seconds as the Lakers couldn’t overcome the Warriors’ talent.

— Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! —

Johnson’s scoring numbers have improved during the second half of the season. He missed practice last week dealing with a sore calf but has played in the games since then. According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, Johnson is dealing with another minor injury but won’t miss time:

The injury bug has definitely hit the Lakers this season as the team has already had season-ending injuries to Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle and Ronnie Price. In addition, Nick Young continues to remain sidelined with a swollen left knee and received a CT scan to get further diagnosis.

While Nash’s career is over, the Lakers will have Bryant and Randle back next season. The two players will meet and workout together over the summer as Bryant will look to work on Randle’s footwork. During the upcoming off-season, the front office will try to assemble a team around the two with their protected top-five pick and ample cap space to bring in free agents.

As for Price, the Lakers took a chance on the journeyman and impressed Byron Scott with his defensive performance before dealing with elbow problems of his own. He will be a free agent this summer and would welcome a return to Los Angeles even for a lesser role. Johnson’s contract ends this year as well and the forward has mentioned his desire to remain in Los Angeles.

[divide]

Lakers Wes Johnson On Team’s Inability To Close Games


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Magic Johnson Believes LeBron James Will Have Biggest Impact On Brandon Ingram

The Los Angeles Lakers landed their big superstar in LeBron James this offseason. While they were unable to sign…

LeBron James Says Goal For Lakers Is ‘Always Win A Championship’

When the Los Angeles Lakers signed LeBron James this offseason, the trajectory of the franchise immediately changed…

Lakers Battle Their Way To Victory Over Celtics, Win 97-94

We can add another page to the Lakers-Celtics rivalry book, as the…

Lakers News: LeBron James’ Historic Three-Game Road Trip Against Mavericks, Spurs, And Bulls

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have put the league on notice after going 3-0 on a challenging road trip, bringing…