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Jared Dudley sits out of practice, LeBron James and Anthony Davis don’t scrimmage and more notes from day four of Lakers training camp

While LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Jared Dudley got to rest various amounts of practice, Talen Horton-Tucker continued to put as much work in as he can on the fourth day of Lakers training camp.

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — For the second day in a row, Jared Dudley did not practice for the Los Angeles Lakers, while LeBron James and Anthony Davis did not participate in the team’s “controlled scrimmages.” However, before anyone panics, the Lakers made it clear that both stars are healthy and took part in the rest of practice, merely sitting the scrimmages to get a rest, and so that the coaching staff give other players more opportunities.

“(Dudley) was the only guy that didn’t go again today, just ran into some soreness and he’ll be fine, but he did not practice,” Vogel said.

The Lakers did not scrimmage 5-on-5 on their fourth day of training camp after practicing five times in the first three days of camp. They did do “controlled scrimmages,” with fewer players per team and under more of a tight watch from the coaching staff.

The Lakers will take Wednesday off from practice before continuing their training camp Thursday as they continue to prepare for their preseason debut on Saturday against the Golden State Warriors.

Other Notes From Day Four

Talen Horton-Tucker continues to prepare as much as possible

Lakers rookie Talen Horton-Tucker, the team’s only 2019 draft pick, has been limited in his participation in training camp so far with a stress reaction in his right foot that has sidelined him since Las Vegas Summer League, but after practice, Frank Vogel said he can’t wait for Horton-Tucker to get back out on the floor.

“I keep telling him every day that I look forward to coaching him,” Vogel said.

But just because Vogel has to focus on the players that are available to play doesn’t mean that Horton-Tucker hasn’t been staying involved or getting coached up. After Monday’s practice he stayed afterwards to shoot around with Kyle Kuzma, and on Tuesday he worked with renowned player-development guru (and Lakers assistant coach) Phil Handy.

The Lakers will provide an update on Horton-Tucker’s status when they return from China, and while he doesn’t figure to play a lot this year, his development is still worth watching for fans hoping the team can extend its title window down the line by making winning moves on the margins. Like, say, drafting good players in the second round.

A Few Other Quotes

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