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Ronnie Price has 'sore right knee,' Lakers reevaluating

The Lakers will re-evaluate Ronnie Price Saturday after he knocked knees with Darren Collison.

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Ronnie Price left the Los Angeles Lakers preseason game against the Sacramento Kings early after knocking knees with Darren Collison during the first quarter. The Lakers have announced he's been diagnosed with a "sore right knee" and will reevaluate him Saturday.

Price has filled in as the starting point guard of the Lakers while the rest of his backcourt mates suffered from injuries. Price going down with the injury thins out the Lakers' already-bare guard depth, especially with Steve Nash being ruled out for the season.

Jeremy Lin will certainly be the new starting point guard for the Lakers until he recovers, leaving rookie Jordan Clarkson to fill in as the lone backup one-guard. Their next move will be dependent on a few factors, including whether Nash will retire outright, if the front office feels they can find a player with the disabled player exception they recently applied for after Nash's season-ending injury, and how serious Price's injury is when they re-evaluate him Saturday. Scott mentioned before the game he expected the Lakers would look at adding another point guard.

For now, another Lakers point guard goes down with another injury. Such is life in Los Angeles.

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