After going undrafted in the NBA’s virtual draft held on November 18, 2020, Tres Tinkle signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers three days later.
Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year deals worth the minimum salary. They don’t come with any compensation protection, but can include an optional bonus ranging from $5K to $50K and remains on the franchise’s G League squad for at least 60 days.
The Lakers’ G-League affiliate is the South Bay Lakers.
According to Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors, “It looked as if the plan was for them to participate in training camp and then perhaps join Los Angeles’ G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers. However, the team reportedly opted not to bring them to camp as a coronavirus precaution.”
The 6’7”, 225-pound small forward out of Oregon State University finished his five-year college career as the Beavers all-time leading scorer (2,233 points) and averaged 17.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocked shots and 34.0 minutes in 126 games played.