It’s summer league season for the purple and gold again, which means the Lakers are back in the California Classic exhibition tournament hosted by the Sacramento Kings, and the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The former tournament will tip off on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The Lakers will kick off the California Classic Summer League against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, and then play the Kings on Wednesday before heading to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League that starts on Aug. 8.
In addition to getting a first look at the recent No. pick Jalen Suggs and No. pick Franz Wagner, second-year players like Cole Anthony and R.J. Hampton will also be participating in Summer League.
Former Michigan Basketball standout Franz Wagner was drafted with the No. pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night by the Orlando Magic. At his introductory press conference with Orlando, Wagner described the type of player he is and what he’ll bring to a Magic franchise that desperately needs to get back on the right track.