Lakers’ Ball misses practice with sprained ankle
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has missed practice after mildly spraining his left ankle in a preseason game.
Ball sat out of Tuesday’s workout along with Brandon Ingram, who bumped his head during the same preseason game Monday against Denver.
Coach Luke Walton said Ball will be re-evaluated Wednesday before the Lakers determine whether the No. 2 overall pick will play against the Nuggets in Ontario, California, that night.
Ingram is meeting with a doctor Tuesday to determine the extent of his injury.
Ball and Ingram played 21 minutes apiece Monday in a 113-107 loss to Denver.
Larry Nance Jr. also didn’t practice due to a sprained index finger, but the forward did conditioning work.
Center Brook Lopez participated in full-court drills during his steady return from back spasms.