Lakers fans will get a glimpse of their star-studded roster in action this week.
Coach Luke Walton says that LeBron James and Lonzo Ball will “most likely” take the court together for the first time this preseason Wednesday in Las Vegas against the defending champion 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 told reporters (via ESPN). “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 has yet to make his debut as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery.
Meanwhile, James played in the first half of the first three preseason games before resting Saturday against the Clippers, though he’ll likely sit out the team’s final preseason game Friday, which also is against the Warriors.
“We haven’t had a day (off) since we started,” Walton said. “I think it’s been going on 11-12 days with a double day in there. And (LeBron) has been great. So it’s more of just, look, we got to be ready for the regular season. … Just making sure that when the regular season starts, we’re peaking.”
The Lakers take on the Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.