EL SEGUNDO (26 October 2018) – The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned rookie center Moritz Wagner to the South Bay Lakers on rehab assignment, it was announced today.
Wagner, who sustained a left knee contusion on July 10, has been medically cleared to return to play and will continue his rehab progression with the South Bay Lakers. The Michigan product was selected by the Lakers with the 25th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
"I've always wanted to be a complete basketball player and not limit my abilities to one thing. I think that's why I'm here."
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 26, 2018
The NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers, the first franchise in G League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), will return for its 12th season of competition in 2018-19. The Lakers franchise has established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 29 NBA Call-Ups and developing 22 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season. Last season, the Lakers returned to the playoffs for the third year in a row and saw a pair of players receive NBA Call-Ups to the Los Angeles Lakers in Andre Ingram and Travis Wear. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.
The Lakers will play their home games at the UCLA Health Training Center, the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, CA. Information on South Bay Lakers 2018-19 season ticket packages and single-game tickets can be found by logging onto the team’s website (www.sblakers.com).