Muscala (ankle) will play Tuesday against the Hawks, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports. A sprained right ankle won't keep Muscala from playing during the Lakers' final game before the All-Star break. With Tyson Chandler (toe) out, Muscala could see some extra run.
Muscala is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Hawks with a sprained right ankle, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports. Muscala apparently suffered the ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the 76ers, where he scored eight points in 13 minutes. With Tyson Chandler also questionable with a sprained toe, the Lakers could potentially be light on frontcourt depth Tuesday, which would likely result in Mo Wagner seeing additional time off the bench in relief of starter JaVale McGee.
Muscala had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt), two assists, and one rebound in 13 minutes during Sunday's 143-120 loss to the 76ers. Muscala played sparingly in his Lakers debut but wasn't shy about hoisting shots. His ability to stretch the floor will be useful on a team lacking big men with that skillset. Nevertheless, Muscala shouldn't be expected to hold value outside of deeper leagues.
Muscala (not injury related) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the 76ers, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. Coach Luke Walton stated that both Muscala and Reggie Bullock were expected to make their Lakers' debuts Sunday. It's unclear how big of a role Muscala can expect to see, but he's a good option for the Lakers' when they decide to space the floor.
Muscala was traded to the Clippers on Wednesday along with Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler (quadriceps), two future first-round picks and two future second-round picks in exchange for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Muscala had been filling a backup role in the Philadelphia frontcourt for much of the season, but he could get a look as the starting center in Los Angeles with Marcin Gortat offering limited production in that capacity. Even if Muscala does move into a top-unit role, Montrezl Harrell still stands to fill the bulk of the minutes at center, thereby placing a cap on Muscala's upside. Muscala's contract is also set to expire at the conclusion of the season, so the Clippers may not be incentivized to hand extensive playing time to a player who could be headed elsewhere this summer.
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