Lakers say Luol Deng questionable vs. Portland tonight

first_imgThe Lakers also listed reserve guard Jordan Clarkson as probable to play against Portland with a right elbow contusion. Clarkson completed morning shootaround Thursday without any limitations. PORTLAND — As Lakers coach Luke Walton has experimented with various lineups amid injuries and inconsistent performances, one development has not changed.Lakers veteran forward Luol Deng has started in every game. That could end, though, when the Lakers (13-25) play the Portland Trail Blazers (15-25) on Thursday at Moda Center. The Lakers listed Deng as questionable after he has been recently been dealing with right bicep tendinitis.Deng said he has felt better since first nursing the injury during Tuesday’s win against the Memphis Grizzlies. But he still missed Wednesday’s practice and Thursday’s morning shootaround. If Deng sits out tonight’s game, it appears likely Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram would start in his place.After the Lakers signed the 12-year NBA veteran during the offseason to a four-year, $72 million deal, Deng has posted career-lows in points (7.9) and shooting percentage (38.7 percent). Though Deng went on a recent stretch where he scored in double digits in nine out of 10 games, he has averaged 6.0 points on 33.3 percent shooting in the past five contests. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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