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In their bid to advance from the Play-In Tournament to the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers will require maximum assistance.

It is imperative for them to have all their athletes in good health and in active condition.

However, their wish may not materialize.

According to Dave McMenamin, Cam Reddish’s status has been demoted to “questionable” for the forthcoming Play-In game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.

Reddish is currently dealing with a right ankle sprain and has been absent from the last two matches.

During the 2023-24 season, Reddish averaged 5.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1 assist per game.

This season marked his debut with the Lakers after stints with the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, and Portland Trail Blazers.

Reddish, a former first-round draft selection, struggled to find his form in his previous teams.

Since transferring to the Lakers, he has exhibited composure and contentment in Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old standout has showcased some remarkable instances that have dazzled observers, while some have anticipated more from him.

Standing at 6-foot-8, the Lakers were counting on utilizing Reddish’s height in the Play-In Tournament.

This is particularly crucial given Anthony Davis’ recent injury setback in the previous game, which might hinder his performance in the upcoming face-off against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, the Lakers might have to move forward sans Reddish.

Injuries have plagued the Lakers throughout the season, and now an additional physical concern has arisen right before the Play-In games.

Reddish may not be a pivotal player for the team, but the Lakers were banking on his contribution in this critical match.

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