Kobe Bryant suffered a bruised calf in the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason game against the Sacramento Kings. He wasn’t able to finish the contest, although he appears to be fine as Lakers coach Byron Scott expects Bryant to play in the next warmup match.
Meanwhile, LeBron James and Timofey Mozgov sat out against the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and JR Smith are recuperating from injuries.
Derrick Rose is expected to miss the rest of the preseason and his status in the Chicago Bulls’ opener against the Cavs is still up in the air. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss the coming season with a separated right shoulder, while Washington Wizards swingmen Jared Dudley and Alan Anderson will be out for a considerable amount of time.
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