The Lakers have been fortunate so far this season to have mostly avoided the rampaging COVID-19 infections that have depleted so many NBA teams across the league and forced a slew of postponements. The only player who has been forced to sit out because of the league’s health and safety protocols is Alex Caruso, who was not infected with the virus but had some exposure.
Caruso was out for nine days and missed five games, returning on January 7.
ESPN Sources: Amid thinning rosters in the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is progressing toward an expansion of regular season rosters: https://t.co/79MYSjcvU2
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 15, 2021
But things have gotten bad enough in the NBA now that the league is considering allowing teams to add a two-way roster spot to their current allotment of two.
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