According to oddsmakers, the Lakers are tied with the Houston Rockets as having the third-best odds to win the National Basketball Association title at 10/1.
Josh Hart wasn't around to see the conclusion of the summer league as he was ejected from the championship game after criticizing the officials.
LeBron James will want to file away Josh Hart's name. He's the only second-year player to receive that distinction, as he's joined by Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr., New York's Kevin Knox, and Cleveland's Collin Sexton.
Hart was also named to the All-NBA Summer League first team and fans in LA are excited for what he can offer next year.
The Lakers were coming into this game with 6-0 record, gaining momentum throughout every game for these past two weeks in Las Vegas. Here are five takeaways from the Los Angeles Lakers' campaign in NBA Summer League. The half ended with the Lakers down by 17 points, 50-33.
In the final, the team of Mikhailuk, like past year, will play with "Portland trail Blazers".
Now that the winning teams have got their due, let's take a look at the players who shined through the Summer League. Small forward Brandon Ingram came into his own as a strong all-around player who even filled in at point guard when Ball was hurt. "My ability to shoot off the dribble". General Manager Rob Pelinka mentioned Josh Hart's presence on the team as a reason why the Lakers didn't pursue more shooters in the free agency.
The other Lakers player to watch on Tuesday is rookie Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (pick No. 47). Wade Baldwin IV had 14 points and six assists.