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NBA Summer League: Mo Wagner tweaks ankle and knee in Lakers win over Knicks

Wagner hobbled to the sideline after stepping on a screener’s foot, and is getting re-evaluated today.

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Moritz Wagner sprained his left ankle and knee after working around a screen in Tuesday night’s 109-92 victory over the New York Knicks at Cox Pavilion.

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson personally escorted him to the locker room, as team doctors taped his ankle and ruled him out later in the second quarter.

Lakers Summer League head coach Miles Simon said doctors will re-evaluate him today.

The injury literally sidelined another solid outing from Wagner. This year’s No. 25 draft pick accumulated seven points on five shots, two boards and two steals, all in just nine minutes of action.

Yes, Chris Traeger, the injury literally sidelined him.

With just under three minutes left in the third quarter, Wagner tried to work around an Isaiah Hicks screen, instead twisting his ankle on the forward’s foot.

This is not the same foot he injured in last December’s win at Texas. He bruised bones in his right foot after stepping on Mo Bamba in the 59-52 road win.

Wagner recovered just in time for one of last year’s defining moments.

Seeing as this is the Summer League, the Lakers might just sit him until preseason games start in the fall.


  • Newly-signed Duncan Robinson continued his solid play in the Heat’s 98-90 win over the Utah Jazz. While only connecting on 3-of-8 shots, all the makes were from three as he tallied 12 points. He added two rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.
  • Derrick Walton Jr. continues to struggle with his outside shot, scoring only six points while missing all of his deep attempts. He did dish out five more assists, as he averaged just under six per game this summer.
  • The Heat get a rematch Thursday with the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the Summer League playoffs (4 p.m., NBA TV). They lost 110-84 on July 7. Duncan Robinson had one of his better nights in the loss.
  • D.J. Wilson and the Bucks play Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs (8 p.m., NBA TV).
  • Caris Levert is still MIA.