LA Lakers Injury Report (Jan. 11): Latest Update on Rui Hachimura and Jarred Vanderbilt’s Availability

LA Lakers Injury Report (Jan. 11): Latest Update on Rui Hachimura and Jarred Vanderbilt's Availability

Rui Hachimura and Jarred Vanderbilt play pivotal roles in the LA Lakers’ frontcourt rotation for the success of the 2023-24 season. The team is set to face the Phoenix Suns, featuring their big three, on January 11 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.

LA Lakers Injury Report (Jan. 11): Latest Update on Rui Hachimura and Jarred Vanderbilt's Availability
LA Lakers Injury Report (Jan. 11): Latest Update on Rui Hachimura and Jarred Vanderbilt’s Availability

With an even record of 19-19, the Los Angeles Lakers aim to secure a winning record after triumphing in their last two matchups against the LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors.

According to the latest Lakers injury report, LeBron James and Cam Reddish are marked as questionable, while Anthony Davis is listed as probable. However, Rui Hachimura is doubtful to play against the Suns. All four players are game-time decisions, with Hachimura having the least probability of being cleared by the team’s medical staff.

Gabe Vincent is ruled out and is expected to rejoin the team in late February. The rest of the team, including Jarred Vanderbilt, is available to play in the upcoming matchup.

What Happened to Rui Hachimura and Jarred Vanderbilt? Entering 2024, Rui Hachimura has not suited up for the LA Lakers in the last four games due to a calf injury. The Japanese star has missed a total of 13 games this season, dealing with various injuries such as an ankle injury, broken nose, wrist injury, and concussion.

Jarred Vanderbilt missed the team’s first 20 games of the season due to a heel injury. Since December 13, he has not missed any of the last 14 games, although the Lakers’ medical staff will continue to monitor his heel injury.

Rui Hachimura and Jarred Vanderbilt Stats vs. Phoenix Suns This marks the third encounter between the two teams this season, with the Lakers winning both previous matchups. The most recent game took place on December 5, where both Hachimura and Vanderbilt played.

Both players came off the bench, with Hachimura logging more minutes. In 21 minutes, Hachimura contributed seven points and two rebounds, while Vanderbilt scored one point but recorded six rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

On November 10, Vanderbilt missed the Lakers’ game against the Suns due to injury. Hachimura, coming off the bench, contributed seven points, three rebounds, and four steals.

In the 2023-24 season, Vanderbilt has averaged 2.5 points and 4.1 rebounds across 17 games, while Hachimura has provided the Lakers with 11.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game over 25 matchups.

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