Lakers exercise 2019-20 options on Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, Hart

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 17, 2018 07:09 AM
Lakers exercise 2019-20 options on Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, Hart
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 19: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Indiana Pacers on March 19, 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract options for the 2019-20 season on Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

The Lakers made the expected moves Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) for their young core surrounding LeBron James.

Ingram will make $7.27 million next season. The second pick in the 2016 draft averaged 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists last year.

Ball will make $8.72 million next season. The second pick in the 2017 draft averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds in 52 games as a rookie.

Kuzma made the NBA all-rookie first team last season, averaging 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

Hart averaged 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds last season.

The Lakers open at Portland on Thursday (Friday, PHL time).

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