Kentavious Caldwell-Pope gained’t play in Sport 4 against the Phoenix Suns with a left quad contusion, the Los Angeles Lakers launched.
Caldwell-Pope at the initiating went down within the third quarter of Sport 3 when his left leg bucked whereas searching to lead clear of fouling Devin Booker.
The Lakers gave an update on Caldwell-Pope Saturday after an MRI, asserting there wasn’t any predominant hurt and he’d be day-to-day shifting forward.
With Caldwell-Pope, head coach Frank Vogel expressed confidence in Wesley Matthews shifting up to the starting lineup.
Matthews stepped up after Caldwell-Pope left Sport 3, knocking down two huge 3-pointers within the fourth quarter to make Los Angeles’ double-digit lead.
Caldwell-Pope bought shots up pre-game to take a look at out his leg, through Brad Turner of the L.A. Times:
AD and KCP working out pic.twitter.com/PCTiYBy7Wg
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) Might perhaps well well 30, 2021
L.A. will depart out Caldwell-Pope’s stellar defense on Booker, nonetheless Matthews, the 34-year-extinct ragged, can also step up to the sphere in a pivotal game.