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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
13-9 7-3 W2
11-8 6-4 L1
12-9 7-3 L1
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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 23.2 11.4 49.5 3.7 1.0

Top Rui Hachimura News

  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Gets 21 minutes in return

    Hachimura (nose) posted seven points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist across 21 minutes in Tuesday's 106-103 win over the Suns.

    Hachimura missed four consecutive games with a nasal fracture before being upgraded to available ahead of the Lakers' previous contest Saturday against the Rockets, but the fifth-year forward ultimately went unused after coach Darvin Ham elected to exercise some additional caution. The 25-year-old slotted back into the rotation for the quarterfinal round of the In-Season Tournament, serving as a backup big man along with Jarred Vanderbilt and Jaxson Hayes while Christian Wood fell out of the rotation. Given the crowding in the Los Angeles frontcourt, Hachimura likely won't see his playing time expand much from what he received Tuesday so long as Anthony Davis and LeBron James are both available.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Set to play Tuesday

    Hachimura (nose) is available for Tuesday's game versus the Suns, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Hachimura will return to action Tuesday after not playing in the Lakers' five previous outings due to a nasal fracture. The 25-year-old forward will likely come off the bench and be on a minutes restriction against Phoenix.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Expected to play Tuesday

    Hachimura (nasal fracture) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Suns, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Hachimura was available for Saturday's game against the Rockets, but he did not see the floor, as the Lakers opted to give him one more game off. Hachimura is expected to wear a face mask to protect his nasal fracture and will likely see limited minutes in his return to game action.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Available for Saturday

    Hachimura (nasal fracture) is available for Saturday's game against the Rockets, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Hachimura last played Nov. 22. He finally has the green light to play again after undergoing a procedure to address a nasal fracture. The Lakers are starting to get healthier, as Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) is expected to make his season debut Saturday. That may not be good news for Hachimura's fantasy appeal, as the frontcourt is going to be crowded moving forward.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Out at least one week

    Hachimura underwent a procedure Friday to repair a nasal fracture and will be re-evaluated in one week, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Hachimura sustained the facial injury during the Lakers' matchup with the Mavericks on Wednesday. With his re-evaluation coming in one week, it looks like his earliest opportunity to return will come next Saturday versus Houston. In his absence, Austin Reaves, Max Christie and Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) are candidates to see increased playing time off the bench.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Erupts for 23 points off bench

    Hachimura scored 23 points (8-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go with three rebounds in 24 minutes in Tuesday's 134-107 win over the Grizzlies.

    With LeBron James (calf) making his return from a one-game absence, Hachimura was able to remain productive while coming off the bench. However, Hachimura needed some unsustainably hot shooting to get to clear the 20-point plateau, and he offered little in the way of production in other areas to support his scoring. The Lakers are listing James as questionable for the second leg of a back-to-back set Wednesday against the Kings, and if James sits out, Hachimura could at least have another opportunity to make a spot start.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Moves back to bench

    Hachimura isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Grizzlies, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    With LeBron James (calf) returning to the starting lineup, Hachimura will head back to the bench unit. Hachimura is averaging 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 18.0 minutes across his first five appearances coming off the bench this season.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Heavily involved in win

    Hachimura chipped in 19 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Sunday's 116-110 victory over the Trail Blazers.

    Hachimura stepped into the starting five in place of LeBron James (calf) and enjoyed a productive game. He spurred a late rally in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach, and his performance might be enough to get him into the starting lineup alongside a healthy James and Anthony Davis, if the Lakers are willing to move Taurean Prince or Cam Reddish to the bench.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Starting Sunday

    Hachimura is starting Sunday against the Trail Blazers, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Hachimura will join the starting lineup for the first time this season with LeBron James (shin) unavailable Sunday. Hachimura has averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game over five appearances this season.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Returns with big scoring effort

    Hachimura accumulated 24 points (10-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-5 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals across 26 minutes during Wednesday's 128-94 loss to the Rockets.

    Los Angeles was blown out Wednesday, but Hachimura was a bright spot in his return from a four-game absence while in the league's concussion protocol. The forward led the Lakers in scoring despite coming off the bench, and he also tied for the team lead with eight boards. Hachimura hadn't played more than 17 minutes in any game prior to Wednesday, and his increased opportunity was partially due to both the absence of Anthony Davis (groin) and the blowout nature of the score, but the big performance could earn him more minutes for a Lakers team that is struggling to begin the campaign.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Cleared to play

    Hachimura (concussion) is available to play against the Rockets on Wednesday, ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports.

    Hachimura is officially back after missing the past four games for the Lakers. His return will be a welcome sight for the Lakers, as Anthony Davis is questionable to play due to a hip issue. For now, there's no word of any restrictions for Hachimura.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Likely to play Wednesday

    Hachimura (concussion) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game versus the Rockets, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Hachimura is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday after missing the previous four games while in concussion protocols. Max Christie, Cam Reddish and Christian Wood could all see reduced minutes once Hachimura returns.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Gradually progressing

    Hachimura (concussion) is considered day-to-day, Khobi Price of The Orange County Register reports.

    Hachimura has missed the Lakers' past three games, but he appears to be on the mend. Returning Wednesday against Houston is a possibility, but Los Angeles may opt to exercise an abundance of caution with Hachimura.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Out again Monday

    Hachimura (concussion) will be inactive for Monday's game against Miami.

    Hachimura's eye contusion was removed from the injury report, leaving concussion protocol as his only infliction. Nonetheless, he will miss Monday's game and his next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against Houston.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Remains out

    Hachimura (eye/concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's matchup against the Magic, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Hachimura will miss a third straight game due to a left eye contusion and has landed in concussion protocol. His next chance to suit up will come Monday in Miami. In Hachimura's absence, Christian Wood and Jaxson Hayes remain candidates for slightly increased roles.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Officially ruled out

    Hachimura (eye) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    As expected, Hachimura has been downgraded from doubtful to out and will miss a second straight game due to a left eye contusion. Christian Wood and Jaxson Hayes remain candidates for slightly increased bench roles until Hachimura is cleared to suit up.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Unlikely to play Wednesday

    Hachimura (eye) is doubtful for Wednesday's game versus the Clippers, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Hachimura will likely miss his second straight game Wednesday due to a left eye contusion. Christian Wood and Jaxson Hayes should continue to see extended minutes if Hachimura is ruled out.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Officially out

    Hachimura (eye) will miss Monday's game against Orlando, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports

    Hachimura went from probable to doubtful to inactive throughout the course of the evening. He's a candidate to return Wednesday against the Clippers.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Downgraded to doubtful

    Hachimura (eye contusion) has been downgraded to doubtful versus Orlando on Monday, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

    Hachimura suffered an eye contusion in Sunday's overtime loss to the Kings, and the injury is proving cumbersome enough to make him doubtful Monday. If he is officially ruled out, Gabe Vincent and Cam Reddish are candidates to step up.

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  • Lakers' Rui Hachimura: Probable Monday

    Hachimura is probable for Monday's game against the Magic due to a left eye contusion, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    Despite his injury, Hachimura will likely be able to suit up for the second half of the Lakers' back-to-back set Monday. He's seen consistent minutes off the bench early in the year, averaging 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game over three appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Toyama, JP
Age: 25
School: Gonzaga
Experience: 4