The season hasn’t even started, and the Lakers are already experiencing an unpleasant reminder of past seasons.
The injury bug has bitten someone again.
The Lakers expect guard Jabari Brown to miss the first two games of Summer League in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday after he was diagnosed on Tuesday with a small laceration in his left eye. He was poked in his left eye during Monday’s practice, causing him to sit out of Tuesday’s session. The Lakers’ training staff plans to examine him regularly through the next several days, but his return will likely fall on Monday when the Lakers play the New York Knicks.
The Lakers signed Brown to a non-guaranteed contract for the 2015-16 season after impressing the team as a late-season pickup because of endless injuries. Brown, who went undrafted after playing at Missouri alongside Jordan Clarkson, averaged 11.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting in 29.9 minutes through 19 games.