EL SEGUNDO (2018 December 2) – The South Bay Lakers have acquired the Agua Caliente Clippers’ original first round pick in the 2019 NBA G League Draft in exchange for Demarcus Holland, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella.
With the addition of the pick, South Bay now has five selections in the 2019 Draft: three first-round picks, a third-round selection and a pick in the fourth round.
Holland appeared in 62 games (51 starts) across two seasons for South Bay, holding career averages of 8.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 26.0 minutes.
The trade is subject to Holland passing a physical.
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 30 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.