Pessimism regarding Jarred Vanderbilt's potential return

Pessimism regarding Jarred Vanderbilt's potential return


According to team and league sources, there is some internal pessimism regarding Vanderbilt’s potential return. Before the announcement he was set to be re-evaluated in three to four weeks, team sources believed he was trending toward being done for the season.Source: The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Nuggets 29, Lakers 23
AD has 10 points. LA has been locked in defensively, for the most part, and forced Nikola Jokic into three live-ball turnovers. MPJ (11 points) is killing them — they don’t have a good matchup for him with Vando out. Denver is shooting 52%. – 10:41 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Rob Pelinka says that the Lakers are “hopeful” that Jarred Vanderbilt will not need season-ending surgery but clarified that’s still an option that’s on the table as Vanderbilt is being evaluated. – 8:15 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Rob Pelinka says the team is hopeful they can get Jarred Vanderbilt and Gabe Vincent back soon and add a “really good player” on the buyout market in the coming days. – 8:11 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers also are hopeful to get Jarred Vanderbilt and Gabe Vincent back, per sources, with hopes they can make a run like they did last season by reaching WC finals. – 3:14 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! The Lakers close out a very successful, very weird six-game roadie with a 124-118 win over the Hornets. What to make of the team ahead of the deadline, plus a Vando update. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lak… – 10:40 AM

More on this storyline

Dave McMenamin: Rob Pelinka: “Vando has been able to avoid a plan of surgery” -via Twitter @mcten / February 8, 2024
Dave McMenamin: Next: Hope Vincent/Vanderbilt can return to be impact players this season. After that: Have three 1st round picks available to trade come draft night to make a run at an All-Star caliber player this summer. -via Twitter @mcten / February 8, 2024
Dave McMenamin: Darvin Ham says there is “definitely” some hope for Jarred Vanderbilt’s injury but the team doesn’t want to get ahead of itself. He added that Vanderbilt is still seeking further evaluation for his right mid-foot sprain. -via Twitter @mcten / February 5, 2024

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