Dio wraps up his tour around the NBA with a stop out West
July 7, 2018, 9:48 amIsaac BongaSF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have signed second round pick Isaac Bonga to a 3-year, $4.1 million deal.
The third year ($1.7 million) isn't fully guaranteed. This puts the Lakers at 13 guaranteed deals and leaves them with $5.5 Million of cap space to work with. Bonga is well regarded for his defensive versatility. The 18-year old played in Germany last year, averaging 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists. As young as he is, it will be very difficult for him to earn a consistent spot in the rotation.
Source: Eric Pincus on Twitter
July 6, 2018, 1:23 pmIsaac BongaPG/SG, Los Angeles Lakers
Isaac Bonga has been traded to the Lakers for a 2019 2nd round pick and cash considerations on Friday.
Bonga is a raw future asset for the Lakers and shouldn't be an early impact player in the NBA. He fits a similar mold of big guards in the Lonzo Ball mold, which seems to be a target for the Lakers right now.
Source: Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter
June 21, 2018, 11:19 pmIsaac BongaG, Los Angeles Lakers
The Sixers selected German guard Isaac Bonga with the 39th pick in the draft.
This is the selection that they traded to the Lakers earlier in the week. Bonga is 6'9" and has the build to play on the wings but handled the point guard role for the Fraport Skyliners. He's not a great shooter as of right now but is a smart player who can make quick and correct reads. It's his multi-positional defense that NBA teams were attracted to. Bonga will likely continue to play in Europe next season, and you can expect him to try and add strength and work on his scoring game before making the jump to the NBA level.
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