Summer key for these Lakers

Sometimes players and coaches can be made during games that don't count

Updated: July 19, 2012, 5:49 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LAS VEGAS -- They say a player's game is made in the summertime.

During the offseason, a lefty works on his right hand, a guard develops a post move, a center hones in on his midrange jump shot.

They also say wins and losses in the summer don't count on your career record; good news for assistant coaches working the sidelines for NBA teams in Las Vegas.

I spent Monday behind the Los Angeles Lakers' bench at a summer league game -- and inside the huddles and timeouts -- during ...

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