More details are emerging about the Los Angeles Lakers’ Summer League roster. The team will begin play on July 8 in Las Vegas and it appears they are working to fill out the roster in time.
Earlier today, it was reported that Zach Auguste would join a team already consisting of D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance, Jr. Anthony Brown, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, and Moustapha Fall.
Now, it appears another familiar name will be joining the Lakers in Vegas:
Jabari Brown plans to play for Lakers' summer league team, according to league sources.
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 25, 2016
Lakers fans will remember Brown as the college teammate of Jordan Clarkson. The shooting guard showed a penchant for getting to the rim in his time on the Lakers, both in Summer League and during the regular season.
Brown struggled elsewhere, however. He was not a great defender and his score-first mentality (with not that much scoring to show for it) led fans to know him as the player who never passed the ball. Like ever.
Of course, Brown could have improved in his time away from the Lakers. He has played in China and with the LA D-Fenders since being cut late in training camp last summer. His talents as a scorer and driver alone are worth looking at.
However, unless he has made major changes to his game, he should not be expected to be playing for LA in the regular season.