Magic forward Brandon Bass to play against Lakers
Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says forward Brandon Bass won’t start
but is expected to play against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Magic’s frontcourt has been thin since Bass sprained his
left ankle in Orlando’s 100-97 loss at Memphis on Jan. 31. He has
missed the past six games. Orlando has gone 3-3 without him.
Van Gundy didn’t anticipate getting Bass back until after the
All-Star break, but said Sunday he had healed quicker than
Bass said he ”felt pretty good” after Saturday’s practice and
had been making progress daily. He says he hasn’t been wearing a
brace in practice, but has been using extra tape on his ankle.