Former Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin will return on Sunday, as the Charlotte Hornets (22-25) visit the Lakers (9-40) at Staples Center.
Kobe Bryant's status (sore shoulder) remains unclear. The all-star guard sat out on Friday when the Lakers hosted the Clippers.
Rookie forward Larry Nance Jr. will sit with a sore knee.
The Hornets are dealing with a long list of injured players, including center Al Jefferson (knee), Nicolas Batum (toe) and Cody Zeller (shoulder).
Even Lin, who suffered an ankle injury, isn't guaranteed. Jeremy Lamb (toe) and P.J. Hairston (elbow) have been struggling with injuries as well.