Through the first 24 games of the 2019-20 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers are tied for the best record at 21-3.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 11, 2019
From the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League to 2019 NBA preseason, both Norvell Jr. and Cacok played for the Lakers. And at this time, it is unclear what led to this decision.
In 12 appearances, Norvell Jr. averaged 13.3 points (35.3 percent from the field and 34.0 percent from the three-point line), 3.1 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 24.7 minutes.
As for Cacok, he is averaging 16.3 points (66.4 percent from the field) and 11.7 rebounds in just 22.8 minutes per game.
While Norvell Jr. quickly became a Lakers fan favorite, Cacok showed he is an NBA-level player who understands his role despite going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft.