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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
43-29 6-4 L2
38-34 5-5 L2
39-35 6-4 W1
38-36 4-6 W2
36-37 6-4 W2

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 16.2 6.8 48.7 4.7 1.0

Top Mo Bamba News

  • Lakers' Mo Bamba: Out at least four weeks

    Bamba was diagnosed Thursday with a left high-ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Bamba's injury will almost certainly sideline him for the remainder of the regular season, as he'll likely require some ramp-up time to get himself ready for game action even if he's cleared to resume basketball activities at the end of the four-week period. Since arriving in Los Angeles in a trade-deadline deal with the Magic, Bamba had been an inconsistent member of head coach Darvin Ham's rotation. With Bamba now out for the foreseeable future, Wenyen Gabriel will have a clearer path to serving as the unquestioned top backup to Anthony Davis.

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  • Lakers' Mo Bamba: Ruled out Tuesday

    Bamba (ankle) is out for Tuesday's matchup against the Grizzlies, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    After exiting Saturday's contest early due to an ankle sprain, Bamba will officially be sidelined Tuesday. The likes of Wenyen Gabriel and Rui Hachimura emerge as candidates to receive more usage with Bamba out of the lineup. The Texas product's next chance to return to the floor comes Friday against the Raptors.

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  • Lakers' Mo Bamba: Sprains ankle Sunday

    Bamba won't return to Sunday's game against the Warriors due to a left ankle sprain, Kendra Andrews of reports.

    Bamba will finish the game with two rebounds and no other statistics over two minutes, and for now, he should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies. If Bamba needs to miss time, Wenyen Gabriel would likely step in as the backup center behind starter Anthony Davis.

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  • Lakers' Mo Bamba: Draws first start with Lakers

    Bamba will join the first unit for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Bamba had seen just seven total minutes across his last two games but will step into the starting lineup with Anthony Davis (foot) out. In his only other two appearances with the Lakers, Bamba averaged 7.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks across 19.0 minutes. The fantasy-point-per-minute monster should have plenty of opportunities to contribute Wednesday with D'Angelo Russell (ankle) and LeBron James (foot) also sidelined.

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  • Lakers' Mo Bamba: Records double-double Thursday

    Bamba supplied 10 points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 13 rebounds and one assist over 22 minutes during Thursday's 124-111 win over Golden State.

    Playing in just his second game as a Laker, Bamba put up one of his better performances of the season, notching his second double-double (and his first since mid-November). The big man did so by tying his season-high mark with 13 rebounds, and he just managed to hit double-figure scoring thanks to a pair of three-pointers and four free-throws. The blowout nature of Los Angeles' victory allowed Bamba to play nearly as many minutes (22) as Anthony Davis (26), so there's no reason for fantasy managers to rush to grab Bamba off the waiver wire at this point.

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  • Lakers' Mo Bamba: Secures six rebounds in return

    Bamba amassed four points (2-7 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 0-2 FT), six rebounds, three blocks and one assist across 16 minutes before fouling out of Wednesday's 120-102 victory over the Pelicans.

    Bamba returned from a four-game suspension to make his Lakers debut Wednesday. He slotted in as the top backup to starting center Anthony Davis and wasn't particularly efficient during his time on the court, but he still tied for the second-highest rebound total on the team while also pacing the Lakers in blocks. Since he had been behind Wendell Carter and Moritz Wagner on the depth chart at center in Orlando, Bamba's rest-of-season outlook has improved with the move to the Lakers, but he'll still profile as little more than a deep-league option so long as Davis is available.

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  • Lakers' Mo Bamba: Remains suspended Monday

    Bamba (suspension) is out Monday against the Trail Blazers, Harrison Faigen of reports.

    Bamba has missed four matchups since being suspended four games due to an on-court altercation that occurred in early February. However, he was inactive for a game after being traded from the Magic to the Lakers, so he'll need to sit out once more before making his team debut Wednesday against the Pelicans.

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  • Lakers' Mo Bamba: Headed to Lakers

    The Lakers acquired Bamba (suspension) from the Magic on Thursday in exchange for Patrick Beverley, a second-round pick and cash, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Bamba averaged 7.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks in 17.0 minutes across 40 games for the Magic this season. With the move to Los Angeles, he'll likely slot in as the primary backup to starting center Anthony Davis, though he may have to fend off Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt for those duties. Prior to the trade, Bamba served the first two games of the four-game suspension he received for his on-court altercation with the Timberwolves' Austin Rivers on Feb. 3. He'll thus sit out the Lakers' games Thursday against Milwaukee and Saturday at Golden State before he's eligible to debut with his new team Feb. 13 in Portland.

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  • Magic's Mo Bamba: Hit with four-game ban

    The NBA announced Saturday that Bamba has received a four-game suspension without pay for his role in an on-court altercation that occurred in Friday's 127-120 win over the Timberwolves.

    After being left out of head coach Jamahl Mosley's rotation in Wednesday's loss to the 76ers, Bamba entered the starting five Friday while top center Wendell Carter (foot) was sidelined. Bamba put up 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes before he was ejected late in the third quarter, when he came off the bench and threw punches at Minnesota's Austin Rivers. Rivers also returned with punches and drew a three-game suspension for his actions, while Magic teammate Jalen Suggs was handed a one-game ban for "escalating the altercation," according to the NBA's statement. Provided Carter's injury isn't a long-term concern, Bamba might have find himself right back outside of the rotation Sunday in Charlotte, so his upcoming four-game absence may not affect how Mosley divvies up the minutes among his frontcourt options. Bamba will be eligible to return to action Feb. 13 in Chicago.

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  • Magic's Mo Bamba: Ejected against Minnesota

    Bamba was ejected Friday versus the Timberwolves on Friday after an altercation with Austin Rivers.

    Bamba and Rivers were exchanging words, and punches were later thrown as Rivers approached the Magic bench. In addition to those two players, Jalen Suggs, Jaden McDaniels and Taurean Prince were also ejected.

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  • Magic's Mo Bamba: Starting Friday

    Bamba will start Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    With Wendell Carter (foot) out, Bamba will start for the first time since Nov. 27 and for the sixth time this season. In his previous five starts, Bamba has averaged 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.8 minutes per game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-1, 231 lbs
Birthplace: Harlem, NY
Age: 24
School: Texas
Experience: 4