Lakers center Roy Hibbert sat out practice Monday, visiting with team doctors because of a sore right knee.
"He just said he tweaked it a little bit," Coach Byron Scott said. "We didn't do X-rays or [an] MRI; he says he feels fine, just a little swelling in there. We'll see how he feels tomorrow."Read more
On Tuesday night, the Kentucky Wildcats will have a reunion of sorts with Lakers forward Julius Randle matching up against Willie Cauley-Stein, DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo of the Sacramento Kings.
Randle played one year alongside Cauley-Stein at Kentucky, advancing to the NCAA Finals only to lose to Connecticut, 60-54.
"That's my guy. I'm looking forward to it," said Randle after practice Monday.Read more
Coach Byron Scott has gotten a look at 18 of 19 Lakers in preseason action.
That leaves international veteran (and NBA rookie) Marcelo Huertas, who has been sidelined because of a hamstring strain.Read more
On Friday, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, Kiki VanDeWeghe, announced the suspension of Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker for one game without pay as punishment for striking center Roy Hibbert "with an open hand to the head."Read more
Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher, who spent parts of two seasons as teammates with the Lakers, were involved in a physical altercation Saturday after Barnes allegedly confronted Fisher about his relationship with Barnes’ estranged wife, according to multiple reports.Read more
After an inconclusive X-ray, Lakers forward Brandon Bass' left knee will undergo further tests on Friday, according to the team.
Bass took a hard fall, banging his knee into the court in the Lakers' overtime exhibition loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in Hawaii.Read more