Your (summer of) 2009 Los Angeles Lakers!
We noted at his exit interview how Adam Morrison, in an effort to shake off the rust of a couple years of injury and bench time, will be playing summer league ball in Vegas, opening up on July 10, against the always hated quasi-Toronto Raptors. To say 'Stache is headlining LA's squad is an understatement of Ivory soap mild proportions.
The next name on the marquee would be second round pick Chinemelu Elonu.
From there, it becomes a cavalcade of "Hey, that guy!" hoopsters, from former Georgia Tech product Luke Schenscher, who has 31 NBA games under belt with the Bulls and Blazers, to Alan Anderson, who suited up for 53 games in Charlotte between '05-'07. Pac-10 fans will recognize Taylor Rochestie and Aron Baynes (Washington State) along with Mustafa Shakur (Arizona).
Of course, outside Morrison, none of these people will actually make the team, especially now that the Lakers exercised options on DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell Wednesday afternoon. But hopefully some of them will get to catch a show- I hear O at the Bellagio is pretty impressive- and enjoy a decent per diem.
Day Date Time Opponent Location
Friday July 10 5:00pm Lakers vs. Raptors Cox Pavillion Saturday July 11 3:00pm Lakers vs. Cavs Cox Pavillion
Monday July 13 5:30pm Lakers vs. Clippers Thomas & Mack Center
Tuesday July 14 5:30pm Lakers vs. Thunder Thomas & Mack Center
Thursday July 16 3:00pm Lakers vs. Rockets Cox Pavillion