Though both Nick Young and Jordan Hill participated in the past two practices without any setbacks, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni ruled both of them out for tomorrow’s game against the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center.
Instead, the Lakers are targeting Young and Hill to return this weekend either Friday against Washington or Sunday against Orlando.
D’Antoni said both Young and Hill “looked okay.” Young has missed 14 of the past 15 games because of soreness in his left knee. Hill has sat out of the past seven games because of a hyerpextended right knee.
“They’re almost ready to play,” D’Antoni said. “The injuries aren’t too bad. I think Nick is further ahead than Jordan Hill just by looking at them. You can’t tell if they’re taking it easy because they’re cautious.”
Young has averaged a second-best 16.8 points, while Hill has averaged 8.2 points and 6.8 rebounds despite becoming a casualty of D’Antoni’s preferred smaller lineup.
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