The Lakers, who were decimated by injuries last season, hope to have better luck ahead.
As the team prepares for summer league game in Las Vegas, the Lakers already have their first player on the injured list.
On Monday, second-year guard Jabari Brown was poked in the eye during practice.
He was diagnosed by Dr. Steve Dinsmore the following day with a small laceration in the conjunctiva of his left eye.
Brown will sit out the Lakers' first two games on Friday (against the Minnesota Timberwolves) and Saturday (vs. the Philadelphia 76ers), and will be examined regularly over the next few days.
The Lakers' squad, featuring D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Tarik Black, Larry Nancy Jr. and Anthony Brown, will play a minimum of five games from July 10 to 20.
Jabari Brown has a non-guaranteed, $845,059 contract for the coming season. Through 19 games with the Lakers last season, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 11.9 points a game while shooting 41.2% from the field and 37.1% from three-point range.