GM Mitch Kupchak Says Lakers "Disappointed" In NBA's Decision To Suspend Ronnie Price

In this Lakers news update, the Los Angeles Lakers could have used every possible hand on deck when it came to Friday's tough loss to the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.

That includes Ronnie Price, who was suspended by the NBA for the game after he was whistled for a flagrant foul 2 during Wednesday's 109-102 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

“We feel that the contact came from an attempt to block the shot and that there was no intent to hit Austin Rivers in the head, and therefore we are disappointed in the league’s decision,” Kupchak said in a statement on Friday, via Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.

The Lakers were seemingly undermanned and outgunned at Staples Center on Friday, relying on rookie Jordan Clarkson as the team's third guard behind Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin.

With Steve Nash out for the year and Wayne Ellington on indefinite leave due to the death of his father, the Lakers will welcome Price back with open arms for Sunday's home game against the Golden State Warriors.

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