The Lakers made their first round of roster cuts, targeting players that received little playing time through exhibition play.
Those players included forward Zach August, forward Travis Wear and guard Julian Jacobs. The Lakers (2-2) enter Thursday’s exhibition against the Sacramento Kings (1-2) in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena with 17 players on their roster.
Auguste did not play in any preseason games after averaging 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15:41 minutes per game in Summer League play. Jacobs, a former USC standout, posted three points and two assists in 11 minutes through two preseason appearances. Wear, a former Santa Ana Mater Dei and UCLA product, had three points and two rebounds in 11 minutes through two exhibitions.
The Lakers can hold a maximum of 15 players when the 2016-17 regular season starts on Oct. 26 against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.