De’Aaron Fox: Lakers had no ulterior motive in sitting Lonzo Ball

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LAS VEGAS — Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox says he did not feel the Lakers’ Lonzo Ball was avoiding playing against him on Monday night in what would have been a rematch between the two rookie point guards.

“He’s a competitor,” Fox said of Ball after the Lakers held off the Kings to win 95-92. “If he’s hurt, like people say, it’s summer league, don’t risk it. When I tweaked my ankle [in the third quarter], Coach took me out and said the same thing.

“No one is ducking anybody at the end of the day.”

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