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Three key Timberwolves from last season now playing for Lakers

LOS ANGELES – When the Lakers had most of their star power healthy recently, their starting lineup featured three players — Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt and D'Angelo Russell — who were on the Timberwolves less than a calendar year ago.

When the team takes the floor Friday night, the Lakers likely won't have Russell, who is listed as out because of a sprained ankle. The Lakers also won't have another significant member of their starting lineup, LeBron James, who is out multiple weeks because of a foot injury.

But the Wolves are going to face old friends Beasley and Vanderbilt for the fourth time this season.