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The Los Angeles Lakers are hopeful that Kyle Kuzma will be available for the road game against the New York Knicks on Monday.

Kuzma missed the game against the Nets in Brooklyn on Saturday (126-101), due to a Grade 1 left calf strain.

“It’s mild, but it is concerning enough for the medical team to want to keep him out another game. We were hopeful that he was going to be ready for tonight, but he just needs a couple days.

We’re hopeful he plays against New York,” Lakers head coach Frank Vogel told reporters, via Silver Screen and Roll.

Kuzma is averaging 12.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 50 games for the Lakers this season.