Lakers align with Bakersfield of NBDL

Updated: July 7, 2010, 3:09 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Lakersare spreading their roots 100 miles north of Los Angeles after the NBA announced Tuesday that the Lakers' new D-League affiliate for the 2010-11 season will be the Bakersfield Jam.

The Lakers were one of three NBA teams last season, along with San Antonio and Oklahoma City, to own its own D-League franchise, but the Lakers announced in May that they were suspending operations of their development team, the D-Fenders, for one year in order to restructure the team's business operations ...

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