James and Ball will both be held out for rest in Saturday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Lakers coach Luke Walton, but will “most likely” both play Wednesday in Las Vegas against the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
“That’s one of the things I still need to see that we haven’t had is what lineups look like when both of those guys are playing,” Walton said. “I’m excited and hopeful, but again, we’re going to take it day by day. If any setbacks or whatnot, then we won’t rush it, again. But I would expect Wednesday that happens.”
Ball is recovering from offseason surgery on his left knee and has yet to make his