The Los Angeles Lakers' most important player, LeBron James, is unable to participate in the game because of soreness in his left ankle.

The Lakers, currently 9th in the Western Conference rankings, have won both of their matchups against LA Clippers, who currently hold the 4th position.

There will be a total of five games that James will miss due to his absence throughout the current season.

The NBA G League has imposed a two-game suspension on rookie forward Emoni Bates for entering the spectator area after his game with the Cleveland Charge.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been looking for guard aid, and Dejounte Murray is one player who could be transferred to them.

Regarding the on-court altercation, LeBron James was suspended for one game, while Isaiah Stewart was penalised for two games.

It has been decided that he will not take part in any games for the Lakers for the balance of the season.