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Lakers make Smith, Appling and Brown affiliate players with D-Fenders
Lakers make Smith, Appling and Brown affiliate players with D-Fenders

The Lakers have named Roscoe Smith, Keith Appling and Jabari Brown to the D-Fenders as affiliate players. The trio of rookies were part of the Lakers training camp roster, but were cut before the start of the regular season. Smith (small forward) made seven preseason appearances, averaging 3.1 points and 3.1 rebounds over 14.9 minutes a game. Brown (shooting guard) played in four exhibition games, scoring five points in a total of 22 minutes. Appling (point guard) was felled with a shoulder injury in his second appearance, playing 20 minutes in total with the team with a field goal and two assists. NBA teams can assign up to four former players as affiliate players -- assuming they...

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