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Roy Hibbert visits doctor after tweaking knee, no MRI exam needed

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."

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Former Wildcats Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein to meet Tuesday

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.

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Lakers' Byron Scott curious to see Marcelo Huertas' impact in a game

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.

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NBA suspends Utah's Trevor Booker for striking Roy Hibbert

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."

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Matt Barnes reportedly drove 95 miles to confront Derek Fisher

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.

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Brandon Bass to have follow-up exam after knee X-ray is inconclusive

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.

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