Lakers' Scotty Pippen Jr. Flashes Pro Potential in Summer League Loss to Kings

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJuly 5, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 5: Scotty Pippen Jr. #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball against the Sacramento Kings during the 2022 California Classic on July 5, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Scotty Pippen Jr. started his third straight game for the Los Angeles Lakers' summer-league team at the California Classic against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

The son of Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen did not fare as well as he did in his first two outings, posting five points on 2-of-10 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in an 87-75 loss.

However, Pippen set a high standard based on a pair of exceptional starts to begin his summer-league stint. He dropped 14 points and six rebounds in a 100-66 win over the Miami Heat and added 15 points and eight dimes in a 100-77 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Overall, fans seem encouraged by the undrafted Vanderbilt star's performances.

JustInTime4Sports @jlandzallday

I hope Scotty Pippen Jr can play and get time in the league man! This kid got vision and speed! He got real nice attacking ability! <a href="https://twitter.com/Lakers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Lakers</a> please keep an eye out!

Breezy @MbreezyMP

Scottie pippen jr is looking nba ready icl 👀👀 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nba?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#nba</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBASummerLeague?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBASummerLeague</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBASummer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBASummer</a>

Shy Gorgeous Alexander @__AlDavid

Scottie Pippen Jr is gonna be an absolute steal for the lakers

Trae x Dejounte @1CE_TRAE

Scottie pippen jr kinda nice fr.

Tyree @Tyree827

Scottie pippen jr. Got that dog in him

Nathan @NathanHam87

I love Scotty Pippen Jr. Tremendous signing by the Lakers. This kid will be an NBA player. Probably won't be near as good as his dad but he's got a chance to contribute meaningful minutes.

He had a nice highlight on a dish to Paris Bass as well:


Scotty Pippen Jr. throws it up ⬆️<br><br>Paris Bass throws it DOWN ⬇️ <a href="https://t.co/ntLWeQbfL5">pic.twitter.com/ntLWeQbfL5</a>

The Lakers' summer-league campaign in San Francisco is now over. They'll head to Las Vegas for the NBA 2K23 Summer League beginning Friday against the Phoenix Suns.