With less than a month to go until the Los Angeles Lakers head to Las Vegas for NBA Summer League, the first three games of the team’s schedule have finally been revealed.
Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, David Nwaba and the players the Lakers take in the 2017 NBA Draft will kick off the exhibition tournament with a game against their cross-hall rivals, the LA Clippers, Friday July 7 at 5:30 PT. The team will then have quick turnaround, taking on the Boston Celtics on July 8 at at 5:30 before getting Sunday off. The baby Lakers will then get back to it Monday July 10 with a match-up against the Sacramento Kings.
The Lakers will then play at least two more games depending on their seeding after the first three. All of their games announced so far will be played at the Thomas and Mack Center rather than the smaller venue of Cox Pavillion, likely due to how many Lakers fans usually crash Vegas for the event:
The Lakers will know a lot more about who will make up their roster after the draft on June 22, which will be followed by the quick frenzy of undrafted free agency.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.