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Assignment Players

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NBA teams can assign players with less than three years of service to their NBA D-League affiliates an unlimited number of times throughout the season. The NBA team maintains the assigned player’s rights and can recall that player at any time.

An NBA D-League team’s active roster may expand to up to 13 players if its parent club assigns players from the NBA roster. However, assigning a player to the NBA D-League does not free up a roster spot on the NBA club that assigned him.

The NBA teams without NBA D-League affiliates can assign players through the flexible assignment system.

In total, 19 NBA players have been assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders:

David Nwaba Player Picture David Nwaba

  • Joined the Lakers via call-up from the D-Fenders in February 2017 after going undrafted in the 2016 NBA D-League Draft
  • Totaled 13 points, four rebounds and one steal in his only assignment game with the D-Fenders on March 11, 2017
Ivica Zubac Player Picture Ivica Zubac

  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 34th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft
  • Averaged 15.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 block in 14 appearances with the D-Fenders
  • On Jan. 14, 2017, Zubac became just the 10th player to appear in an NBA and NBA D-League game in the same day, joining former D-Fenders Jordan Farmar and current head coach Coby Karl
Anthony Brown Player Picture Anthony Brown

  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 34th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
  • Averaged 14.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 33.9 minutes per game with the D-Fenders in 2015-16.
  • Notched averages of 4.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 29 games played with the Lakers as a rookie.
Tarik Black Player Picture Tarik Black

  • Signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 28, 2014.
  • Appeared in only one game for the D-Fenders in 2014-15, tallying 23 points and 12 rebounds in 33 minutes of action.
  • Appeared in 38 games (27 starts) with the Lakers during the 2014-15 season, averaging 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 21.1 minutes.
  • In nine career games with the D-Fenders, averaged 17.1 points and 11.8 rebounds on 58.3 percent shooting from the field.
Malcolm Thomas Player Picture Malcolm Thomas

  • Signed with the Lakers as a free agent on Dec. 13, 2011.
  • Averaged 13.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and shot 65 percent from the field in 19 games for the D-Fenders in 2011-12.
  • Spent a portion of three seasons on the D-Fenders roster, averaging 15.5 points and 10.2 rebounds throughout his 22-game career in Los Angeles.
  • Has played in 40 career NBA games, averaging 1.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 8.2 minutes with San Antonio, Golden State, Chicago, Utah and Philadelphia
Jordan Clarkson Player Picture Jordan Clarkson

  • Acquired by the Lakers from the Washington Wizards for cash considerations on June 26, 2014
  • Played in and started one game for the D-Fenders in 2014-15 and scored 28 points, including shooting 10-10 from the FT line, while also grabbing five rebounds and handing out five assists
  • Averaged 11.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 59 games with the Lakers during his rookie season in 2014-15
Xavier Henry Player Picture Xavier Henry

  • Signed with the Lakers on September 5, 2013
  • Played in and started two games for the D-Fenders in 2013-14, averaging 17.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists
  • Appeared in 43 games with the Lakers in 2013-14 and averaged 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 21.1 minutes per game
  • Has career averages of 21.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals in four games with the D-Fenders between 2013-14 and 2014-15
  • Played in 185 total NBA games for the Grizzlies, Pelicans and Lakers between 2010-2015, posting career averages of 5.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 15.7 minutes per game
Ryan Kelly Player Picture Ryan Kelly

  • Selected with the No. 48 overall pick out of Duke in the 2013 NBA Draft
  • Appeared in and started five games for the D-Fenders in his rookie season, posting marks of 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks
  • Played in 59 games with the Lakers (25 starts) during his rookie season and averaged 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists
  • Has career averages of 26.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks in 13 games with the D-Fenders between 2013-14 and 2015-16
  • Has appeared in 156 career NBA games with the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks
Elias Harris Player Picture Elias Harris

  • Undrafted out of Gonzaga in 2013, but made the Lakers opening-day roster for the 2013-14 season
  • Played in one game for the D-Fenders during his rookie season, notching 18 points, two rebounds and two assists
  • Appeared in two games for the Lakers during his rookie season, averaging 5.5 minutes per game
Robert Sacre Player Picture Robert Sacre

  • Selected with the No. 60 pick out of Gonzaga in the 2012 NBA Draft
  • Appeared and started in seven games for the D-Fenders during his rookie season, averaging 11.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks
  • Played in 32 games (three starts) for the Lakers during his rookie campaign, notching averages of 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds
  • Has appeared in 189 career NBA games with the Lakers, averaging 4.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 14.5 minutes
Darius Johnson-Odom Player Picture Darius Johnson-Odom

  • Selected No. 55 overall out of Marquette in the 2012 NBA Draft and acquired in a draft-day trade with the Dallas Mavericks
  • Appeared in 13 games for the D-Fenders during his rookie season, averaging 21.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists
  • Averaged 1.0 rebound and 1.5 minutes with the Los Angeles Lakers during his rookie year
  • Played in seven career NBA games, averaging 3.0 minutes with Los Angeles and Philadelphia
Darius Morris Player Picture Darius Morris

  • Selected No. 41 overall out of Michigan in the 2011 NBA Draft.
  • Appeared in one game with the D-Fenders during his rookie season, totaling 21 points, one rebound and four assists
  • Averaged 2.4 points, 1.1 assists and 8.9 minutes with the Lakers during his rookie campaign
  • In three career games with the D-Fenders, he averaged 17.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steal
  • Has played in 132 career NBA games, averaging 3.3 points, 1.0 rebound and 1.4 assists with the Lakers, Clippers, 76ers, Grizzlies and Nets
Andrew Goudelock Player Picture Andrew Goudelock

  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 46 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft
  • Started one game for the D-Fenders during his rookie year and notched 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
  • Appeared in 40 games as a rookie with the Lakers and recorded six games of 10-plus points.
  • In 49 career NBA games, he averaged 4.0 points and 9.7 minutes with the Lakers and Rockets
Christian Eyenga Player Picture Christian Eyenga

  • Acquired by the Lakers from the Cavaliers via trade on Mar. 15, 2012
  • Appeared in six games for the D-Fenders in 2011-12, averaging 12.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks
  • Played in five games (two starts) during the D-Fenders run to the 2012 NBA D-League Finals, averaging 2.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in 10.4 minutes
  • Notched eight points, two rebounds and one assist in one appearance with the Lakers in 2011-12
  • In 51 career NBA games, he has averages of 6.3 points and 2.7 rebounds with the Lakers and Cavaliers
Devin Ebanks Player Picture Devin Ebanks

  • Selected No. 43 overall out of West Virgina in the 2010 NBA Draft
  • Assigned by the Lakers to the Bakersfield Jam for six games during the 2010-11 campaign, averaging 16.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals
  • Averaged 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in three career games with the D-Fenders in 2011-12
  • Has appeared in 63 career NBA games with the Lakers, averaging 3.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 11.3 minutes
Derrick Caracter Player Picture Derrick Caracter

  • Selected No. 58 overall out of UTEP in the 2010 NBA Draft
  • Was assigned by the Lakers to the Bakersfield Jam during his rookie season, averaging 8.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in three games
  • Has appeared in 41 career NBA games with the Lakers, averaging 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in his rookie season
  • Appeared in four games for the D-Fenders in 2011-12, averaging 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds on 67.4 percent field goals
Sun Yue Player Picture Sun Yue

  • Selected with the No. 40 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft
  • Appeared in six games for the D-Fenders in 2008-09, averaging 9.8 points, 3.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.3 steals
  • Totaled six points and two assists in 10 career NBA games with the Lakers during his rookie season
Coby Karl Player Picture Coby Karl

  • Undrafted out of Boise State in 2007, but made the Lakers opening-day roster for the 2007-08 season
  • Appeared in 17 games for the D-Fenders during his rookie season, averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists
  • Averaged 1.8 points and 4.2 minutes with the Lakers in 2007-08
  • On Feb. 19, 2008, he became the second player in league history to play in a D-League and NBA game in the same day
  • In 24 career NBA games, he averaged 2.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist with the Lakers, Cavaliers and Warriors
Jordan Farmar Player Picture Jordan Farmar

  • Selected No. 26 overall out of UCLA in the 2006 NBA Draft
  • Appeared in three games with the D-Fenders during his rookie season, averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 assists
  • Averaged 4.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists with the Lakers during his first season
  • On Apr. 1, 2007, he became the first player ever to play in a D-League game and NBA game in the same day
  • In 504 career NBA games, he has averaged 7.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists with the Lakers, Nets, Clippers, Grizzlies and Kings