October 1, 2017, 3:25 pm
Brook Lopez (back) will sit out Monday’s preseason game against the Nuggets according to Lakers Coach Luke Walton.
Lopez was also withheld from Saturday’s game against the Wolves but was full participant in practice on Sunday. The Lakers are likely just being cautious with their newly acquired center to ensure that he is ready to go for the regular season. Injuries have been a concern for Lopez in the past but he has proved durable in the last two seasons playing over 70 games in both campaigns. He remains an early-to-mid-round asset for fantasy owners despite injury reports.