The Los Angeles Lakers’ offseason has been a busy one thus far, with one major trade occurring and another one potentially on the horizon.
Regardless of how the rest of the offseason shakes up, the first glimpse of actual basketball we will get to see is the Las Vegas Summer League, starting on July 7.
While the official roster for Summer League has not yet been announced, the Lakers have their head coach for the summer tournament in Jud Buechler, who joined the team last season as one of Luke Walton’s assistants. The news was first reported by Mark Medina of the LA Daily News.
Buechler will be coaching one of the more stacked teams in Vegas with the likes of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Ivica Zubac expected to play. Also included will be the Lakers’ other three draftees in Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, and Thomas Bryant. The Lakers also signed PJ Dozier as an undrafted free agent to compete in Summer League.
David Nwaba, who recently had his team option picked up for next season, is also expected to play in Vegas.
Last season, the Summer Lakers were led by Jesse Mermuys with D’Angelo Russell and Larry Nance, Jr. also playing roles on the team.