The Lakers signed a two-way contract with Scotty Pippen Jr., a son of the Bulls legend Scottie Pippen. The 21-year-old point guard went undrafted this year and was picked up by Los Angeles after three years at Vanderbilt.
“Scotty Pippen Jr. is just a tenacious defensive minded kid that is going to compete every night he plays and just really change the complexity of camp,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said about Pippen.
“Because I know he’s going to compete for a position and play hard and we just loved his attitude when he came in here and worked out. Loved what he did in Chicago.”
Shareef O’Neal, a son of Lakers’ great Shaquille O’Neal, was also picked by the purple and gold after going undrafted.