Lakers guard Rondo out for a month

Lakers guard Rondo out for a month

Lakers guard Rondo out for a month

"It's one of those things we want to make sure he's healthy before we get him back out there", coach Luke Walton said Thursday.

James, who remained in Los Angeles while his teammates flew to Sacramento, had previously played in every game since the finale of the 2016-17 regular season, when he sat out to rest.

The Kings rallied from 15 points against a Lakers side that played minus LeBron James, who didn't join the team in Sacramento due to a strained groin. The Los Angeles Lakers star used an emoji to display his thanks. Unfortunately, this is probably the position they need the least amount of additional depth at now.

Kuzma finished with 33 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the loss.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma drives around Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento Calif. Thursday Dec. 27 2018

With a short-handed roster on Thursday, Ball stepped up against the Kings with nearly his second triple-double of the season.

In the Lakers' next game against the Clippers on Friday, our models project Ball for 28.5 FanDuel points. In a three-game stretch during mid-December, prior to Rondo's return, Stephenson played 23 minutes in three consecutive games while scoring in double figures each time.

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball scored 20 points with 9 rebounds, 12 assists, and 3 blocks and steals against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. The 21-year-old has flashed upside at various points throughout his young career.

Before Bogdanovic's game-winner, the Lakers had a chance to cushion their lead by 3 but Brandon Ingram split his two free throw attempts, 116-114, with 4.5 seconds left.

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