Moe Wagner injury update: Lakers rookie to miss entire preseason with left knee bruise

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Moe Wagner (Getty Images)

Moe Wagner will not take the floor this preseason.

The 21-year-old rookie big man has been sidelined with a bone contusion he suffered in his left knee during the NBA Summer League, the team announced Saturday. He will miss the entire preseason and then be re-evaluated.

Los Angeles selected Wagner out of Michigan with the 25th pick in the 2018 draft. He averaged 14.6 points and knocked down 39.4 percent of his 3-pointers for the Wolverines in 2017-18.

Wagner is expected to see time at center for the revamped Lakers this season.

LeBron James announced he was leaving the Cavaliers and signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers in early July. They also re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and inked Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo as well as Michael Beasley to contracts in the offseason.

The Lakers have been using second-year player Kyle Kuzma at the five in a small-ball lineup during their first few practices of the year, according to an earlier report from ESPN.