Lakers exercise options on Ball, Ingram, Hart, Kuzma

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Posted at Oct 17 2018 10:03 AM

Josh Hart #3, Lonzo Ball #2, Kyle Kuzma #0 and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on from the bench during a pre-season game against the Golden State Warriors on October 12, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Andrew D. Bernstein, NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

The Los Angeles Lakers exercised 2019-20 team options on Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram, the team announced Tuesday.

The expected moves put Ball, Kuzma and Hart under contract through their third NBA seasons and Ingram through his fourth.

Ball was a second-team All-Rookie selection despite missing 30 games due to injury, after averaging 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds in 34.9 minutes per game.

Kuzma, who was taken 25 picks after Ball at No. 27 overall, was a first-team All-Rookie selection after averaging 16.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game across 77 games (37 starts).

Hart averaged 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game as a rookie last season. He was named Summer League MVP for his performance in Las Vegas in July.

Ingram, the second overall pick in 2016, took a leap in his sophomore season, averaging 16.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists after figures of 9.0, 4.0 and 2.1, respectively, as a rookie.

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