EL SEGUNDO – The body count in their training room keeps increasing, and the Lakers received some clarity Tuesday regarding how that group is progressing. Short answer: The Lakers (10-13) will still enter Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets (14-7) at Toyota Center with a diminished roster.
After seeing team doctors Tuesday morning, Lakers starting guard D’Angelo Russell received clearance to participate in on-court drills after nursing a sore left knee for the last two weeks. But he did not travel to Houston with the team, and Lakers coach Luke Walton considered it “not probable” he would return for home games against Phoenix (Friday) or New York (Sunday).
Lakers guard Nick Young has started rehabbing his strained right calf on a weight-bearing treadmill, but he remains sidelined one to three more weeks. Lakers guard Jose Calderon will stay home…