Rookie forward Larry Nance Jr. will sit with a sore knee.
The Hornets are dealing with a long list of injured players, including center
Even Lin, who suffered an ankle injury, isn't guaranteed.
The explosive guard is shooting 42.6% from the field and 36.3% from behind the three-point line.
Walker scored 38 points on the Lakers earlier in the year. He's a lot to handle.
Lin has been a steady backup for Walker, scoring 12.5 points with 3.2 assists nightly.
The Lakers will counter with Jordan Clarkson and rookie D'Angelo Russell. Though both have shown ability offensively, they need to grow on the defensive end.
The Hornets have forward
Julius Randle is coming off one of his best games of the season, a 23-point, 14-rebound effort in Friday's loss to the Clippers.
The Lakers have lost nine straight but have an opportunity to end that streak against the injured Hornets, though Walker may still be too much for them to handle.