The D-Fenders, the Lakers' NBA Development League affiliate, start their season on Friday, visiting the Santa Cruz Warriors.
The team is run by President and Chief Executive Officer Joey Buss, who is also part-owner of the Lakers.
"My desire is always to win, and I hope to translate that onto the court," Buss told The Times at D-Fenders media day Tuesday. "At the same time, it's very important for the team to be a development tool for the Lakers."
The Lakers have assigned Roscoe Smith, Keith Appling and Jabari Brown to the D-Fenders as affiliate players. All three were part of the Lakers' training camp roster but were cut before the...