Los Angeles Lakers: What Moe Wagner’s injury means for the team
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By Jessica Slate

Los Angeles Lakers rookie, Moe Wagner, suffered tournament-ending injury. Los Angeles will have to adapt as they continue playing at NBA Summer League.

NBA Summer League has wrapped up open play, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers ranked second overall and holding the most team points at 10.5. They hold a record of 3-0 after taking down the Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks. Unfortunately, they lost rookie Moritz Wagner in the process.

On Tuesday, July 10, against the Knicks, Wagner had to leave the game for a potential left knee and ankle sprain. Paternally, Magic Johnson joined him in the locker room with the trainer.

The hope was that his injury would be temporary. He is the starting center for the Lakers during Summer League. Over the first three games in Las Vegas, Wagner averaged 10.3 points and 8 rebounds per game.

On Wednesday, July 11, the NBA released a statement declaring Wagner has suffered a knee contusion. Per the official statement:

Lakers center Moritz Wagner, who was injured in the second quarter of Tuesday night’s summer league game against the New York Knicks, underwent an MRI on...

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