first_imgMeanwhile, Lakers guard Nick Young will play against the Spurs after missing Thursday’s practice because of a head cold. D’Angelo Russell may represent the Lakers’ starting point guard for the long-term future. But that won’t be the case when the Lakers (7-5) host the San Antonio Spurs (9-3) on Friday at Staples Center. He will sit out because of a sore left knee that the Lakers said has bothered him in recent days.“It’s been sore and he’s been playing through it,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I don’t know exactly what it is, but the doctor and him will meet later here and give us some more information. We’ll give him the night off.”Russell practiced for most of Thursday before sitting out the last scrimmage so he could sit and ice his left knee. At the time, the Lakers did not indicate Russell had an injury.Walton, unsure of changing the bench rotation, started Jose Calderon in Russell’s place. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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