Lakers forward Julius Randle saw a foot specialist on Thursday that diagnosed him with a sprained left ankle, leaving his status as probable to play on Christmas Day against the Clippers in a designated home game at Staples Center.
Randle sprained his ankle during the Lakers’ win on Tuesday in Denver. Though the Lakers did not initially consider the injury serious, it was painful enough for Randle to sit out of Wednesday’s loss to Oklahoma City.
Lakers forward Nick Young will be expected to be available on Friday against the Clippers after missing Wednesday’s game against Oklahoma City with an upset stomach. Young participated in Thursday’s practice without any reported issues.