02/27/2021, 1:33 AM
Active but unlikely to play
Jones signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers on Friday to provide some frontcourt depth with Anthony Davis (calf) sidelined. While he'll suit up and could be available in an emergency situation, coach Frank Vogel said that the team will stick with the normal rotation of Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell at center.
02/27/2021, 1:30 AM
Available against Trail Blazers
Kuzma was probable due to a back strain, so it's not surprising to see him available against Portland. He'll come off the bench for a second straight contest with Markieff Morris starting for the Lakers on Friday.
02/27/2021, 1:27 AM
James will continue to play through a left ankle sprain during Thursday's matchup. He was only on the court for 28 minutes in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Jazz, but he shouldn't face any limitations against Portland on Friday.