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Lakers news: Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Kyle Kuzma sitting out Summer League matchup against Kings

Through the first two games of the Summer League, the Los Angeles Lakers have been plagued by the injury bug throughout their roster. 

According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, the Lakers’ top-three selections from this year’s draft are all expected to sit out Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings due to injury. 

Lonzo Ball is coming off a strong bounce-back performance Saturday night where he recorded a triple-double. Meanwhile,  Josh Hart had suffered a mildly sprained ankle in the contest and Kyle Kuzma had felt the effects of cramps following his 31-point performance against the Boston Celtics

On top of that, Thomas Bryant is also probable for the game as he’s dealing with left knee soreness. Los Angeles had already declared Brandon Ingram out for the rest of the Summer League after he suffered a cramp in his right leg in the first game

Once the Lakers officially ruled Ball out of the game, Kings rookie guard De’Aaron Fox took to Twitter to voice his disappointment from the news by taking a shot at the former UCLA product.

There has been a brewing rivalry developing between the rookie point guards that go much further than on the court with both of their fathers going back and forth through the media. The absence of Ball from the game will only provide more substance to their personal competition heading into their respective rookie seasons. 

That said, the Lakers’ trio of draft picks will be evaluated later this week and could return to action in the final two games of Summer League action. 

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Bob Garcia IV

Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He's also currently a sports freelance writer for Sports Uncut. He's also the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarcia90.
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