LeBron James sits courtside for Lakers’ Summer League game in Vegas

Lakers News: Lonzo Ball Not on LA's Roster for 2018 Summer League

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In purple and gold shorts, LeBron James strolled to his courtside seat just before tipoff of the Los Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistons matchup at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

It’s the first time that LeBron has seen his new team in action since signing his four-year, $153.3 million deal.

Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, also in attendance in Vegas, made sure to show his new teammate some love before heading to his seat.

The highlights continued under LeBron’s watch, as Alex Caruso’s four-point play got King James pumped just before halftime.

Yes, even in summer league, the LeBron effect is already working wonders for the Lakers.

Lakers Roster & Starting Lineup With LeBron James for 2018

Lakers Roster & Starting Lineup With LeBron James for 2018

LeBron James has agreed to sign a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Let’s take a look at the current Lakers roster and projected starting lineup with James.

The above lineup would be if the Lakers want to simply plug James into their current team roster.

Here is what a potential Lakers lineup could look like with Capela also in the mix, if the Rockets did not match the Lakers offer.

The Lakers may be willing to up their trade offers now that James is in the fold.

Keep in mind that the Lakers will have to trade salaries with the Spurs to take on Leonard’s $20 million salary.

What will the L.A. Lakers roster look like with LeBron James? We take a look at the 2018 Lakers roster, and potential lineups with some of the rumored players.

Lakers News: Lonzo Ball Not on LA’s Roster for 2018 Summer League

The Los Angeles Lakers announced their summer-league roster for Sacramento and Las Vegas on Wednesday, and it does not include second-year guard Lonzo Ball.

While the roster is primarily made up of rookies, second-year players Josh Hart, Thomas Bryant and Alex Caruso will all play for the Lakers this summer.

Ball is coming off an up-and-down rookie season after L.A. made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft out of UCLA. In 52 games, the 20-year-old averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 36.0 percent from the field and 30.5 percent from three-point range.

Ball was the Las Vegas Summer League MVP last year, and the Lakers went on to win the title over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Despite his promise, Ball’s future with the Lakers isn’t guaranteed.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst reported Wednesday that the Lakers and San Antonio Spurs re-engaged in trade talks involving disgruntled forward Kawhi Leonard.

If the Lakers trade for Leonard, it is possible that Ball will be among the pieces going the other way.

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