On February 24 (Korean time), Russell, who was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle after colliding with Dante Divicenzo (26, 193cm) at the Golden 메이저놀이터 State home game, was confirmed to miss the last six games due to slower recovery than expected. However, despite the absence of Russell and LeBron James (38, 206cm), the LA Lakers, Anthony Davis (29, 208cm) averaged 33.3 points (FG 56.3%), 13.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.8 blocks in the last 6 games. and led the team to a winning streak. This is, of course, good news for the Lakers, who were suffering from a rope injury. It is also interesting to see if the uptrend can gain more momentum after Russell returns.
The Lakers, who are burning their will to advance to the playoffs, have recently risen to 9th place in the Western Conference with 4 wins and 2 losses in the last 6 games. It is about two games away from the 6th place, which can directly go to the playoffs, so if it continues its upward trend, it can fully dream of rising in the rankings.