Lonzo Ball Has Sore Knee, Lakers Sign Gary Payton II

Grizzlies Maul Short-handed Lakers on MLK Day

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (ankle) is questionable to play on Monday versus the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ball (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, Bill Oram of The Orange County Register reports.

With Ball's availability in question, the Lakers did not waste any time in recalling point guard Alex Caruso from the South Bay Lakers, the team's minor league team. The son of Hall of Famer Gary Payton, who played for the Lakers in 2003-04, Payton was placed on waivers by the Bucks on December 18. In those games he has averaged 11.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

The Lakers' MLK Day game against Memphis has a tip-off time of 2:30 p.m.

Ball, 20, who played 43 minutes in the Lakers' 107-101 overtime victory in Dallas on Saturday, woke up with soreness in the knee on Sunday morning. He made things awkward for the Lakers at the start of January when he said the players don't want to play for head coach Luke Walton, per ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

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