Last Game
Sun, Apr 10
@ Denver Nuggets (48-34)
  • Ball Arena
146
Final / OT
141

Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
64-18 6-4 L1
53-29 6-4 W5
42-40 6-4 W5
33-49 2-8 W2
30-52 5-5 W1

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 13.8 5.4 49.1 3.7 0.5

Top Wenyen Gabriel News

  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Puts up 14 and 10 in win

    Gabriel racked up 14 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks over 38 minutes during Sunday's 146-141 overtime win over Denver.

    The Lakers finished the season with back-to-back wins, something they hadn't previously done since the first week of January. Gabriel got the start at center with Dwight Howard resting and saw a season-high 38 minutes of action. He posted his first career double-double and added a pair of blocks for good measure. The Lakers signed Gabriel to a standard NBA deal last week, so they may look to keep him around as a depth piece in 2022-23.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Set to start at center

    Gabriel will start Sunday against Denver, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

    With Dwight Howard joining the list of resting Lakers, Gabriel will move into the lineup at center for the regular-season finale. The former Kentucky standout recently signed a standard NBA deal with the Lakers, moving him off two-way-player status.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Signs standard deal

    Gabriel signed a standard deal with the Lakers on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Initially on a two-way deal, Gabriel has played himself into a standard deal -- a move the Lakers freed up by waiving veteran Trevor Ariza. In Gabriel's past 15 appearances, he's averaged 6.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.2 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Available Friday

    Gabriel (ankle) is active for Friday's game against the Pelicans, NBA writer Marc Stein reports.

    Gabriel was questionable ahead of Friday's matchup, but he isn't on the list of inactives against New Orleans. He's averaged 7.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game across his last five appearances and will come off the bench Friday.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Dealing with ankle sprain

    Gabriel is questionable for Friday's contest against the Pelicans due to a left ankle sprain, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Gabriel presumably picked up the ankle issue during Thursday's loss to the Jazz. LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (foot) are both questionable as well, so it's unclear what the Lakers' rotation will look like until the statuses of their two stars is known.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Will start Thursday

    Gabriel will start Thursday's game against the Jazz, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Gabriel's four starts this season have resulted in averages of 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 26.3 minutes. His workload will presumably be reduced significantly after Thursday with Anthony Davis (foot) expected to return Friday and LeBron James (ankle) on the verge of a return.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Good to go Thursday

    Gabriel (ankle) is available for Thursday's game against the Jazz, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    This is alarmingly important news for the Lakers, who are at serious risk of missing the play-in games. Over Gabriel's past 10 games (including four starts), he's averaged 7.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 19.1 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Questionable Thursday

    Gabriel (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Jazz, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Gabriel is considered day-to-day after he sprained his left ankle in Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks. If he's unable to suit up Thursday, Stanley Johnson, Talen Horton-Tucker and Trevor Ariza should see additional run.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Sprains ankle, day-to-day

    Gabriel sprained his left ankle during Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks and is day-to-day ahead of Thursday's game against the Jazz. He finished Tuesday's game with eight points (2-3 FG, 4-4 FT) and seven rebounds in 15 minutes.

    This is a tough blow to the Lakers' forward depth, as LeBron James (ankle) is unlikely to play Thursday. If Gabriel is also out, more minutes could be in store for Stanley Johnson, Talen Horton-Tucker and Trevor Ariza.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Not starting Tuesday

    Gabriel will come off the bench Tuesday at Dallas, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Gabriel had started the last three games, but he'll shift to the bench as the Lakers roll out their 36th unique starting five this season. With LeBron James (ankle) sidelined, Gabriel should still find a decent role off the bench.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: In starting five

    Gabriel will start Monday's game against the Cavaliers, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Coach Frank Vogel will go with a more defensive-minded lineup Monday, starting Gabriel at the three along with LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Austin Reaves and Russell Westbrook. Gabriel, a two-way signee, has emerged as a decent rotation player, but he's not much of a fantasy consideration.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Will be available

    Gabriel (ankle) will play in Monday's game at Cleveland, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Gabriel will shake off a minor ankle issue and be available as the Lakers tip off a three-game week. The two-way signee has played double-digit minutes in six straight games entering Monday.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Probable Monday

    Gabriel (ankle) is probable for Monday's game against the Cavaliers, Harrison Faigen of SBNation.com reports.

    Gabriel continues to manage a left ankle sprain, but he appears likely to suit up once again Monday. He's averaged 7.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game across his last six appearances.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Good to go Saturday

    Gabriel (ankle) is available for Saturday's game against the Wizards, Harrison Faigen of SBNation.com reports. He will come off the bench.

    Gabriel has been getting some run lately and should remain in the rotation Saturday. Over his past five games, he's averaged 7.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 16.8 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Questionable Saturday

    Gabriel is questionable for Saturday's game against the Wizards due to a left ankle sprain, Harrison Faigen of SBNation.com reports.

    Gabriel drew the start in Friday's win over the Raptors and logged 17 points, three rebounds, two assists and a block in 25 minutes. He's dealing with an ankle injury ahead of the second half of the back-to-back set, while Austin Reaves, Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza should see increased usage if Gabriel is unavailable.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Goes for 17 points in starting role

    Gabriel finished with 17 points (7-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block over 25 minutes during Friday's 128-123 overtime win over the Raptors.

    Gabriel started for the Lakers on Friday, going off for a season-high 17 points. He has now scored in double figures in back-to-back games and is someone to keep an eye on moving forward. The fact that Carmelo Anthony was ruled out due to an illness certainly helped, but with the Lakers looking for any production they can get right now, perhaps Gabriel can solidify his role.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Joins starting lineup

    Gabriel is starting Friday's game against the Raptors, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Gabriel logged double-digit minutes in each of his last four appearances and averaged 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game during that time. Austin Reaves will come off the bench against Toronto.

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  • Lakers' Wenyen Gabriel: Plays ahead of Howard

    Gabriel finished with five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and four rebounds across 13 minutes Friday in the Lakers' 122-109 win over the Wizards.

    When Gabriel agreed to a two-way contract earlier in March, head coach Frank Vogel said the well-traveled fourth-year player would have the opportunity to factor into the rotation. After getting only spot minutes in the Lakers' first five games of the month, Gabriel finally saw meaningful run as a small-ball center Friday, while Dwight Howard was excluded from the rotation entirely. Howard could factor back into the mix when the Lakers oppose centers that can't stretch the floor like the Wizards' Kristaps Porzingis, but Vogel looks as though he may lean on Gabriel and LeBron James to match up with smaller, more versatile centers. For that reason, both Gabriel and Howard could have volatile roles from game to game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
Age: 25
School: Kentucky
Experience: 2