Sun Yue to Remain with D-Fenders … For Now

Phil Jackson explained after Sunday’s practice that as long as the Lakers don’t have any injuries on the road trip, rookie guard Sun Yue will stay in Los Angeles with the D-Fenders.

Playing in his second consecutive game for L.A.’s D-League affiliate on Saturday night after 44 minutes in Friday’s OT win, Sun scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-2 from three-point range. He added four blocks, three rebounds, two steals and an assist in 35 minutes. The D-Fenders (13-25) dropped the game by just two points, 97-95, to the Anaheim Arsenal (15-23).