Guard Aaron McKie is officially retired as a player after joining the Sixers' coaching staff on Wednesday.
The Lakers are expected to put Shammond Williams, Aaron McKie and Chris Mihm on their inactive list for Game 1 against the Suns.
Aaron McKie has averaged over 11 MPG and Shammond Williams has played 17 MPG as the Lakers have won their past three games and Coach Jackson is impressed with the spark the vets have provided.
Aaron McKie (back) made his season debut Friday night against the Nuggets.
Aaron McKie has been practicing with the Lakers, but his return date is still uncertain.
Aaron McKie remains out indefinitely with a back injury.
Aaron McKie will sit out at least two more games because of disk irritation and inflammation in his back.
Guard Aaron McKie may be waived by the Lakers to make room for a younger player.
Aaron McKie practiced Saturday after sitting out part of Friday's practice because of a sore back.
Aaron McKie sat out Friday's intra-squad scrimmage due to a sore back.
Aaron McKie returned to action from a quad injury on Sunday.
Aaron McKie (quadriceps) was on the active list and in uniform Tuesday night against the Kings, but did not play.
It remains unclear when Aaron McKie (quadriceps) will return from his injury.
Aaron McKie (quadriceps) said he was about a week away from returning.