“We are thrilled to partner with Time Warner Cable SportsNet this season,” said Joey Buss, president and chief executive of the D-Fenders. “This is an opportunity for our fans, Lakers fans and basketball fans to develop a connection with top D-Fenders prospects as well as Lakers assignment players, both of which are instrumental to the future of the Lakers and NBA.”
The Lakers currently have rookie guard Darius Johnson-Odom assigned to their D-League affiliate. Currently, Johnson-Odom is leading the team with 21.6 points per game while shooting 46.9% from the field and dishing 5.4 assists per game.
“The combination of Lakers and D-Fenders games and content on Time Warner Cable SportsNet will give Southern California sports fans a more comprehensive viewing experience,” said Mark Shuken, senior vice president and general manager of TWC Sports Regional Networks. “We’re excited to work with the D-Fenders to televise their games this season.”
The D-Fenders are coached by Reggie Theus and hold their games at the Lakers' practice facility (Toyota Sports Center).ALSO: