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Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on Dennis Schroder returning to Lakers lineup against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.

Vogel said Schroder is excited for his return and wants to play the whole game vs the Pacers.

“He wants to play 48 mins, but we’re not going to play him 48 mins. He feels really good,” Vogel said, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation.

Dennis Schroder missed the last seven games of the Lakers, due to the Health and Safety protocols of the NBA. The defending champions (40-30) are still fighting to exit the play-in tournament zone.