Jarred Vanderbilt upgraded to questionable for Game 5

 

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jarred Vanderbilt has been upgraded to questionable on the Lakers injury report for Game 5. Vanderbilt has been out with a right foot injury since February 1st.

The Lakers won Game 4 at home after dropping the first three games of the series. It’s still an uphill climb for them, but having Vanderbilt available for Game 5 could be pivotal to forcing a Game 6.

Vanderbilt is the Purple and Gold’s best point-of-attack defender, giving them another option to throw at Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. 

The 25-year-old forward averaged 5/5/1 with 1.2 steals in the regular season.

If Vanderbilt is able to play in Game 5, it gives LA’s rotation a big boost.

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