LaMelo Ball
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The Charlotte Hornets are dealing with several issues ahead of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

More specifically, the Hornets have three players unavailable for the game against the defending champions.

LaMelo Ball (wrist fracture), Gordon Hayward (foot sprain) and Malik Monk (ankle sprain) are all out vs the Lakers.

At the same time, PJ Washington is listed as probable by the Hornets.

For their part, the Lakers have seen key players miss time with injuries lately, while they are coming off a disappointing loss to the New York Knicks (96-111).