Caruso (ankle) is questionable to return to Game 6 against Phoenix on Thursday, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. Caruso played just eight minutes in the first half after suffering a left ankle strain. He had tallied two points (1-3 FG), one rebound and one assist in his limited action. The 27-year-old's season could be over with the Lakers on the brink of elimination.
Caruso recorded 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block across 30 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's win over the Warriors. Caruso delivered an impressive performance off the bench and while he was unable to stand out in any category aside from scoring, posting double-digit figures for the third time over his last five appearances, he found a way to make his presence felt on both ends of the court. Dennis Schroder is healthy and should remain in the starting lineup going forward, but Caruso should see somewhere between 25 and 30 minutes off the bench easily.
Caruso (foot) is available for Sunday's game against the Pelicans. Caruso missed the last two games due to a right foot injury, but he'll return to the court for the final game of the regular season. It's not yet clear how much playing time he'll see following his absence.
Caruso (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against New Orleans. Caruso hasn't seen the floor in the last two games due to a right foot injury, but he will likely be available Sunday if needed. Even if Caruso is available, the team may keep him on the bench or keep his minutes limited to avoid any further damage.
Caruso (foot) is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Pacers, but coach Frank Vogel may hold him out so he can rest his injured right foot, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. With Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols) back, Caruso can take some time off and rest up for the playoffs. He's been dealing with a sore foot for a while, but he's been playing through the issue.
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