Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: The Latest On Summer League
Lakers News: Lavar Ball Says Nba Rookie Of The Year ‘done Deal’ For Lonzo Ball
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After entering Summer League with high expectations, the Lakers have failed to live up to the hype. The team blew two double-digit leads before holding off the Sacramento Kings Monday night for their first win of the summer.

The Lakers have also seen their “star studded” lineup headlined by Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram succumb to injury. Ingram dominated in the team’s opening game against the Clippers before suffering a cramp in his leg. The Lakers, rightfully so, shut down the second year wing.

Hours before the Lakers tipped off against Sacramento the team announced that Ball and fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma, who scored 31 points in the team’s loss to the Celtics, would miss the game. However, behind the strong play of Alex Caruso and Vander Blue the Lakers were able to escape with a 95-92 victory over the Kings.

The Lakers will now wait until tomorrow to find out who they play next in the Summer League playoffs. Hopefully Ball and Kuzma will be able to return to the court.

Lakers Nation News

Paul George Says His Interest In Lakers Has Been ‘Overstated’

NBA Summer League: Lakers vs. Kings (VIDEOS)

Lakers Podcast: Lonzo Ball’s Progress, Rajon Rondo In Mentor, Kyle Kuzma Raining Threes

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Also Ruled Out Of Summer League Matchup With Kings

Lakers News: Lonzo Ball To Miss Summer League Matchup With Kings, De’Aaron Fox

LaVar Ball Doesn’t Appreciate His Family Being Compared To Kardashians

Lakers News: Summer League Head Coach Jud Buechler Focused On Improving Defense

Lakers News: Rookie Kyle Kuzma Talks About Improving His Shooting Ability

Jordan Clarkson On Lakers Trade Rumors: ‘I’m Staying Here’

Lakers News: Jason Kidd Calls Lonzo Ball Comparisons ‘A Great Compliment’

Lakers News: LaVar Ball Says NBA Rookie Of The Year ‘Done Deal’ For Lonzo Ball

LaVar Ball Claims Lakers Will Win A Championship With LeBron James, Lonzo Playing Together

Lakers News

Lakers Rumors: Latest on Rodney Stuckey, Tyler Ennis and More – Bleacher Report

Lakers’ Lonzo Ball is sidelined against Kings by groin injury – LA Times

Lakers’ Brandon Ingram to miss rest of summer league with leg cramps – ESPN

Nets, Lakers among top teams who could sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Hoops Hype

For Jason Kidd, Lonzo Ball comparisons are ‘a great compliment’ – LA Times

Lonzo Ball out Monday with groin injury, will miss matchup vs. De’Aaron Fox – ESPN

Lakers experiencing learning curve on defense – LA Daily News

Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma shines in second Summer League game – LA Times

NBA News

Fred Hoiberg ‘f— hated’ college recruiting, is happy in NBA – Sporting News

NBA Off-Season Grades: Best And Worst Teams – Sports Illustrated

NBA rumors: Wade buyout not imminent; Raptors, Pacers agree to Joseph sign-and-trade – Sports Illustrated

NBA, Piston owners targeted in lawsuit over arena bonds – Detroit News

Joel Embiid fined $10K for ‘using inappropriate language on social media’ – ESPN

Ben Simmons says he’s starting PG, expects to work well with Markelle Fultz – ESPN

2017 NBA Free Agency, Trades, Rumors: Raptors still dealing; Wizards keep Porter – CBS Sports

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