The Los Angeles Lakers are in great need of young, emergent talent that won’t require any capital to acquire, especially given that the team has a lack of first-round draft picks moving forward.
They stocked up on prospects for the NBA Summer League that took place earlier this month, and a few of those prospects proved to be intriguing and even promising.
One of them was Jay Huff, a 7-foot-1 center who spent this past season with the South Bay Lakers of the G League. He even got very limited playing time with the big league Lakers in four contests.
Huff will be in training camp with the big league Lakers, as they signed him to an Exhibit 10 contract.
During summer league play, Huff showed the ability to block shots and protect the rim while stretching the floor by hitting 3-pointers.
There are some questions about whether he has enough quickness to hold his own while rotating defensively, as well as his ability to guard the pick-and-roll, but he could have a real shot at making the back-end of the Lakers’ roster.
If Huff pans out, he could provide insurance in case of an injury to Thomas Bryant, Damian Jones or Anthony Davis.
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