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Lonzo Misses Summer League Finals, Lakers Win

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Forward Kyle Kuzma scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers over the Portland Trail Blazers 110-98 in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Monday night.

Kuzma could not be stopped, shooting 11-of-16 from the field and 6-of-10 on three-pointers. With that effort, he finished as the Las Vegas Summer League’s top overall scorer. Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft and the Las Vegas Summer League MVP, missed the game with a mild right calf strain. Shooting guard Josh Hart, picked 30th overall, sat with a sprained right ankle.

Source: Paul Kasabian of Bleacher Report

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Sources: Wiggins, Wolves Nearing Max Extension

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Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins is progressing toward a five-year, $148M maximum extension, hopeful to sign soon, sources tell The Vertical.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Source: Markieff Morris Expected to Miss a Month

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Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris is expected to miss approximately one month following surgery for a sports hernia, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Morris had participated in his normal offseason workout routine before experiencing pain late in the summer. The surgery’s delay, according to the Washington Post, is a result of an ongoing aggravated assault trial involving his twin brother Marcus Morris, as well as other family obligations.

Morris, 28, averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season for a Wizards team that fell one game shy of advancing to the Eastern Conference finals.

Source: ESPN

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Joel Embiid Yet to be Cleared for 5-on-5 Drills

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76ers center Joel Embiid has not been cleared for 5-on-5 drills, and the team will take a cautious approach in his return from his injured left knee.

Embiid’s career has been riddled with injuries, and he missed his first two NBA seasons. Embiid played only 31 games last season and had surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

Team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown said Wednesday the team will soon decide how to handle his playing time when training camp opens next week.

“If you walk in the gym, it looks like he could play 5-on-5 basketball,” Colangelo said. “But we’re going to take our cues from the people who know best.”

According to Colangelo, those people favor a “hyperconservative progression” for Embiid.

“Will he be ramping that up throughout the preseason?” Colangelo said. “Yes. How many games, we’re not certain. Is it every game? We don’t know. That will be based on what we’re told.”

Source: ESPN

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