LAS VEGAS — There marks a chance the Lakers’ summer league schedule could overlap with the practice schedule for the U.S. Men’s Olympic team in Las Vegas.
Should the Lakers advance to the Summer League Final, that game would take place on July 18 at Thomas & Mack Center, the same day Team USA begins practice at UNLV. Russell, Julius
Randle and Brandon Ingram are playing for the U.S. Men’s select team.
“We want them to finish what they need to do with their team,” said USA basketball spokesman Craig Miller. “There’s no issue.”
Neither Mermuys nor Russell were initially aware of the arrangement. It appeared likely, however, Russell and Ingram will play in all the Lakers’ summer-league games. Randle is not playing in Summer League since he is a third-year player.