The Los Angeles Lakers have somehow maintained a winning streak in the in-season tournament. Currently, they are on a three-game winning streak. After a shaky and a bit rocky start to the season, it is good for the team to have a streak. All they need to do is maintain the winning streak. Moreover, the LA fans must be happy to see LeBron James playing at the highest level, where only he can play. However, Anthony Davis has been a bit inconsistent. But he played well against the Utah Jazz.
Anyway, the Lakers Nation is always wary of the fragile fitness of the eight-time All-Star. Very early in the season, Anthony Davis seemed to struggle with a hip injury, and later, he missed a game because of that. But things are getting worse for the Lakers, as it seems in the case of injuries. Lately, Cam Reddish will be out because of groin soreness. It happened in the game against the Utah Jazz. He could not score a single point over the five minutes he stayed on the floor.
Lakers Will Miss Cam Reddish For A While Due To Groin Soreness
Moreover, this season, Cam Reddish had been playing the role of the 3 and D wing. Prior to the game against the Jazz, Cam Reddish averaged 7.9 points, 1.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.8 steals, along with 1.1 three-pointers per contest. Moreover, Reddish had been shooting 42.2% over 14 games this season. However, as a starter, Cam Reddish proved that he is even better player. Lately, in this season, he played in eight games from the starting lineup.
Cam Reddish is out for the rest of the game because of groin soreness, the Lakers say.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 22, 2023
Moreover, as a starter, he averaged 10.8 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game, 2.5 steals per game, and 1.8 three-pointers per game. When Cam played in the starting lineup, the Lakers won eight and lost six. But when he came off the bench, the Lakers won a couple but lost four. Hence, the Lakers will deeply feel the absence of Cam Reddish in the lineup. Moreover, there is no confirmation yet about how long Cam will stay out. But Cam’s absence can help the shooting guard Austin Reaves and the sophomore player Max Christie to play for more minutes on the floor.
And The Hits Just Keep On Coming
Speaking of injuries, the Lakers never really seem to be without injury issues. It did not take much time this season for the LA side to have a long list of injuries. Moreover, what is more troubling is the injuries to key players right at the start of the season. For instance, in the preseason, Jarred Vanderbilt sustained a severe heel bursitis injury. Later, the doctors said he would stay out for another couple of weeks.
On the other hand, Gabe Vincent, who has been impressive so far for the Lakers, sustained a severe knee injury lately. He would be out of the lineup for a while. Moreover, Jarred Vanderbilt has not yet played a single regular season game in the 2023-24 season. But Gabe Vincent has missed out on 11 games in a row. Moreover, Jalen Hood-Schifino was also not 100% healthy, as per rumors.