NBA: Lakers' Hart out through All-Star break

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Feb 12 2019 10:26 AM

Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart (3) drives to the basket while Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) defends during the first quarter at Staples Center. Kelvin Kuo, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart received a PRP injection in his right knee Monday, the team announced. Hart will be re-evaluated after the All-Star Break.

Hart, in his second season out of Villanova, is averaging 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists, starting 21 of his 54 games played. 

He has missed two of the past three games, including Sunday's 143-120 loss at Philadelphia, because of patella tendinitis.

Hart has four double-doubles this season, including three in a 15-day span in January.

His absence further thins a backcourt that is missing guard Lonzo Ball because of a sprained left ankle.

The Lakers have just one game this week -- Tuesday at Atlanta -- before Sunday's All-Star Game. Los Angeles returns to action Feb. 21 at home against Houston.

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