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Lakers assign Anthony Brown to D-Fenders, playing Tuesday vs. Bakersfield Jam

Anthony Brown is going to get some burn in the D-League while the Lakers take three days off.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned rookie Anthony Brown to their D-League affiliate, the D-Fenders, the organization announced via press release. Brown has played just nine minutes through the regular season, behind Kobe Bryant, Nick Young and Metta World Peace in the team's rotation. He's appeared in just three games despite filling out the Byron Scott's starting lineup through most of preseason.

It's a prime opportunity for L.A. to assign Brown for some on-court time, though. The Lakers are off until Friday, giving them a huge window of downtime. Instead of letting their second-round pick from the 2015 draft collect more cobwebs, finding some floor time for him to play organized basketball is a positive.

The D-Fenders have opened their season 2-0, led by Manny Harris' big scoring numbers (31 points per game) to start the year. He played in nine game for the Lakers during the '13-14 season but has not seen time in the NBA since. Their next game is Tuesday against the Bakersfield at 7 p.m. PT and can be watched on the official NBA D-League YouTube channel.

If you want a look at Brown getting some minutes, Robert Upshaw, and the rest of the players in the Lakers' development system, now might be a good chance to see some of their more interesting prospects play together.