NBA News: Zach Auguste officially signed by LA Lakers

NBA News: Zach Auguste officially signed by LA Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers recently signed Zach Auguste to their roster in this NBA news. Auguste played for the summer league team of the Lakers this year.

The signing of the player with the Lakers was first announced by General Manager (GM) Mitch Kupchak on Los Angeles now has 16 players on their training camp roster.

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Auguste is a 23-year-old American, who played collegiately at Notre Dame. He is a 6-foot-10 player that primarily plays as a power forward for his team. His last year with the school saw him put up a double-double of 14.0 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game and 1.1 blocks per game. He did this in just 29.6 minutes of playing time for his college team.

The forward submitted his name in this year’s NBA draft but was left undrafted by teams. It didn’t matter as the Lakers invited him to their summer league lineup that happened two months ago.

He was barely used in the Lakers’ summer league team as he only played 15.8 minutes a game in four games. Therefore, his averages of 5.3 points per game and 4 rebounds per game are a bit underwhelming. He only shot 45% in field goal percentage despite playing mostly under the ring.

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It is uncertain if Auguste will crack the final roster spot of the franchise based on this NBA news. This is because the team already has Julius Randle, Luol Deng and Yi Jianlian, who all plays as a power forward for the Lakers.

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