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BOGUT QUESTIONABLE: Andrew Bogut has a sprained left wrist, the Milwaukee Bucks said Thursday after the 7-foot center had more tests to determine the severity of the injury.

Bogut left the Bucks' exhibition game at Denver on Tuesday night in the third quarter. X-rays after the game were negative, and an MRI exam on Wednesday revealed no broken bones or other serious problems.

The team said Bogut, the No. 1 pick of the 2005 draft, will not be available for the Bucks' final two exhibition games.

His status is listed as day-to-day on the injury report, and it's not yet decided whether Bogut will play in Milwaukee's regular-season opener on Oct. 31 in Orlando.

WALLACE HURT: Chicago Bulls center Ben Wallace was helped off the court after injuring his left ankle late in the second quarter in a preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich scored on a driving layup with 9.1 seconds left in the second quarter. Wallace, who was battling for position with Bucks center Dan Gadzuric, got his foot tangled up with Gadzuric's and fell to the floor. Wallace stayed on the floor for the final nine seconds holding his left ankle.

Wallace was treated by a team trainer and limped to the locker room with the assistance of a team trainer and Chris Duhon. Wallace did not return.

BRYANT WON'T PLAY: Kobe Bryant will miss the Los Angeles Lakers' exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night because of a sprained right wrist — an injury that isn't considered to be serious. Lakers spokesman John Black said Bryant didn't travel to Las Vegas for the team's seventh and final exhibition game.

"We'll have an update Saturday when he comes to practice," Black said.

ALSO: The Atlanta Hawks waived forwards Antywane Robinson and Steven Smith and guard Jamaal Tatum to reduce their roster to 15 players ... Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey had surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to be out for about six weeks ... The New York Knicks waived guards Jared Jordan, Demetris Nichols and Walker Russell, reducing their roster to the regular-season limit of 15.