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July 16 2018, 02:14 | Van Peters
Lakers hopes vs. Grizzlies hinge on health of Lonzo Ball Brandon Ingram
Lonzo Ball's MRI revealed a minor left knee sprain and he's questionable to play vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.
The Lakers, despite their injury shortcomings, have a chance to make it five in a row, extending their already season-best streak against a struggling Grizzlies team that ranks 27th in field goal percentage, 26th in 3-point percentage, and penultimate in scoring.
The team plans to sign to a two-way contract in addition to calling up rookie Alex Caruso from the team's G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, to help at point guard.
Ball woke up feeling soreness in the knee on Sunday, and the team sent the No. 2 overall pick to undergo an MRI in Memphis.
Payton joined the Milwaukee Bucks in April of 2017 and even started six games for the Bucks in the 2017-18 season while on a two-way contract. The Lakers have won four straight, with Ball playing some of his most consistent basketball of the season. Day game with a sprained ankle.
Ball is averaging 33.7 FanDuel points per game this season.
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss tweeted a photo Saturday that also included a message of support for head coach Luke Walton.