Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images On Wednesday afternoon, The Athletic/Stadium’s NBA insider Shams Charania reported that the Los Angeles Lakers would waive guard Zach Norvell Jr, whom they had on a two-way contract. That spot will be immediately filled in by forward Devontae Cacok, who has spent the last month playing with the South Bay Lakers, their G League affiliate. Although he entered the 2019-20 season facing high expectations after impressive showings in Vegas Summer League and the preseason, Norvell struggled during his first month in the G League. In 12 games with South Bay, he averaged 13.2 points, 3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists on 35% from the field and 34% from 3 on 7.9 attempts per game. Those numbers allowed him to maintain a 51% True Shooting Percentage. At the same time that the former Gonzaga guard had a rough start to the season, the opposite was the case for Los Angeles’ newest front-court player. With South Bay, Cacok has averaged 16.2 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steal on 67% from the field in only 23 minutes per game. That impressive production has allowed him to maintain a 70% True Shooting Percentage. So far this year, his production on offense has come from rolling to the paint, transition, on-ball driving, and putbacks. Among those traits, he does most of his work as a roll man. That makes a lot of sense as the 6’7, 240 pound forward is an excellent target due to his bigger frame, quick feet and ability to leap for go up for alley-oop slams. An example of that is evident below as our subject sets a screen for Gary Payton Jr, rolls to the paint and then can both catch and finish with a layup while in mid-air. To read the rest and see videos, please click here.