DJ has been fighting a small injury, here’s an update: Last week, Phil Jackson explained that D.J. Mbenga had not been able to participate fully in practice due to an injury, which Lakers spokesman John Black clarified on Monday:

“Due to a malalignment of his hips/ hip flexors, the imbalance is causing him pain in his abdominal, groin and hip flexor areas,” said Black. “He continues to work with our training staff to rehabilitate and is expected to make a full recovery at some point in the near future.”