LAS VEGAS, N.V. (WECT) - Former UNCW forward Devontae Cacok hopes to be playing at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers soon.
Cacok signed a two-way contract with Los Angeles Tuesday, and believes the Lakers give him the best chance of playing in the NBA.
“With them having Lebron [James] and Anthony Davis and who else they might have, they are going to need a lot of minimum guys to do the dirty work,” said Cacok. “Cleaning up the boards and play defense and stuff like that. And there are going to be a lot of spot for that.”
Cacok believes he earned his opportunity by showing that he’s a team-first player.
“For me it’s trying to just make a name for myself,” said Cacok. “It’s not just with scoring or rebounding. It’s playing defense and trying to get extra plays for my teammates.”
While playing for the Lakers Summer League team, he’s had the chance to speak with Lebron James.
“[Lebron James] He just said what’s up and how is everything going,” said Cacok. “He saw the practice that we had, the first one and said it was good. But it was pretty short. It was pretty cool to meet Lebron James.”