Norman Powell (knee) starting for Portland on Friday, Derrick Jones Jr. coming off the bench

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Norman Powell (knee) is available and starting in Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

What It Means:

Powell has been upgraded from probable to available and will start against the Lakers on Friday. Derrick Jones Jr. returns to the bench. Our models expect Powell to play 34.4 minutes against Los Angeles.

Powell's Friday projection includes 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 26.5 FanDuel points. His salary is $5,800.

Source: Marc Stein