NBA Drafts 2022: Shareef O’ Neal To Play For LA Lakers

Shareef O' Neal

The LA Lakers are one of the clubs that Kyrie Irving has now mentioned as prospective sign-and-trade partners for the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn could choose to go in this direction since they can not let Irving leave without obtaining anything meaningful in exchange.

Shareef O’Neal, the son of Shaquille O’Neal, will have to travel to Las Vegas for the Summer League in order to compete for a position on the roster of the Los Angeles Lakers. Shareef O’ Neal worked out with the Purple and Gold team before the draught but was not selected.

Shareef O’ Neal Has Been Signed By The LA Lakers

In other matters involving Austin Reaves, Stanley Johnson, and Wenyen Gabriel, GM Rob Pelinka is keeping his cards close to his chest. They are not in a rush to commit just now since the supporting cast in LA needs extensive retooling.

The sign-and-trade arrangement involving the Lakers is also not finalized. The Brooklyn Nets are not interested in Russell Westbrook, and general manager Rob Pelinka is clear that he is not dealing with Anthony Davis. The Nets will probably not be persuaded by “Brodie” and a package of future first-round selections because they want a superstar in exchange. It is impossible to imagine Shareef O’Neal’s journey to the NBA being any different from that of his iconic father, the former LA Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal.

Shareef O’ Neal was not selected in the draught and must compete for a position on the Lakers’ Summer League squad in Las Vegas. With this year’s Summer League, the path to continuing that heritage will begin. The son of legendary Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen, Scotty Pippen Jr., will go to Las Vegas with Shareef O’ Neal for the Summer League. The LA Lakers and the younger Pippen just agreed to a two-way contract.