Bonga didn't get off the bench against Dallas, but saw some run in garbage time in the front end of the back-to-back set Sunday in Minneapolis. It was only the sixth NBA appearance of the season for the rookie second-round pick, who will continue to see the bulk of his opportunities this season in the G League.
Bonga was assigned to the G League on Thursday.
Bonga has appeared in just five games for the Lakers this season, so he'll head back to the G League to see some more consistent playing time. Through 12 games with the South Bay Lakers this season, Bonga is averaging 14.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists across 28.5 minutes. He'll be available for Thursday's game against Greensboro.
Bonga was recalled from the G League on Thursday.
Bonga has played 12 games with the South Bay Lakers, averaging 14.0 points and 6.3 rebounds as a 19-year-old rookie. Assuming he doesn't get send back down before Friday's game against the Spurs, he'll have a chance to make his NBA debut, though Bonga isn't expected to play a significant role for the Los Angeles this season.
Bonga (ankle) scored nine points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and tallied eight rebounds along with six assists in the win Wednesday over the Legends.
A sprained ankle prevented Bonga from playing in the previous two games, but the forward made his return to the court Wednesday, playing 31 minutes and finishing with a plus/minus of 18.
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