EL SEGUNDO (25 March 2019) – Los Angeles Lakers guard Scott Machado has been named the NBA G League Player of the Month for games played in March, the league announced today.
In eight games (all starts) with the South Bay Lakers, Machado averaged 22.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 11.6 assists and 1.8 steals while shooting 52.6 percent from the field and guiding the team to a 6-2 record. The veteran point guard scored a career-high 40 points along with a season-high 16 assists in South Bay’s 126-115 win over the Wisconsin Herd on March 11.
Machado tallied seven double-doubles in March and was named NBA G League Player of the Week on March 18. Machado received an NBA Call Up with the Los Angeles Lakers when he signed a 10-day contract on March 21.
Machado and the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Washington Wizards tomorrow night at 7:00pm PT from STAPLES Center.
— South Bay Lakers (@SouthBayLakers) March 21, 2019
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 32 NBA Call-Ups and developing 25 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, including Andre Ingram. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.