The Los Angeles Lakers have announced their 2016 summer league roster. The team is scheduled to compete against the New Orleans Pelicans on July 8th in Las Vegas. The Lakers are scheduled to play three preliminary games. After the preliminary games, the Lakers will then play two more games in a seeded tournament.
The roster includes familiar names in D’Angelo Russell, Larry Nance Jr., Anthony Brown, and Jabari Brown. The Lakers’ new draftees Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac are on the roster as well. Zach Auguste and Jamil Wilson will be joining the Lakers team as reported last week. Newer names on the roster are Xavier Munford, Nikola Jovanovic, Trevor Lacey, Ethan Wragge, and Jarvis Varnado.
New assistant coach Jesse Mermuys will lead the team. Assisting Mermuys will be assistant Mark Madsen and D-Fenders coach Casey Owens.
The Lakers’ roster looks stacked against their competition. They have adequate NBA experience with the returns of some of their second-year players along with fresh youth and raw talent. They should be the favorites to win their first summer league title. You can catch the Lakers’ summer games on ESPN and TWC Cable SportsNet.