Just another uneventful year in Los Angeles...
June 27, 2019, 2:33 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
The Lakers are trading Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Wizards for a 2022 second round pick as part of the Anthony Davis deal, while the Pelicans will get $1.1 million in cash from the Wizards.
The Lakers have now got themselves max cap space in their pursuit of a third star to pair with Davis and LeBron James. Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker are at the top of the Lakers wish list. As for Wagner, he finds himself on a team that showed an interest in him before last year's draft and an opportunity at some minutes. He could provide sneaky late-round value in fantasy leagues next season. This buildup to free agency continues to get more and more interesting by the hour. Mark June 30th on your calendar.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 3:25 amIsaac BongaG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rookie point forward Isaac Bonga played just nine minutes in the Lakers' season finale on Tuesday.
Bonga was drafted with the 39th pick in the second round and his 5.5 mpg over 22 games don't have anybody running to the waiver wire. Let's see how he looks in Summer League before thinking about his Dynasty prospects.
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.
What do the Lakers have in the young guard?
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