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I know I'll draw controversy from this, but the Summer League games really do matter.
Is it true that most of these players won't see much—if any—playing time during the regular season?
Yes. And, in that sense, I understand where people are coming from. Just because the Lakers lost 80 percent of their Vegas games, I absolutely still expect them to have a successful 2012-2013 season.
That being said, however, all of the teams are in the same boat; consequently, wins and losses still send a message. Summer League gives us an incredibly premature look at the squads' general organization and offensive schemes, and it also provides a more in-depth look at potential reserve players for the regular season.
Coming out of Vegas week, the Lakers have a few players who can bring talent to the bench squad. They also need to refocus and tweak a few things.
Which of these players will impact the Lakers' upcoming season? Based on last week, I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions.