Bonga appeared in 58 games for the Wizards during the 2019-20 season. He averaged per-game career highs in points (4.6), rebounds (3.2), assists (1.1), steals (0.6), blocks (0.4) and threes (0.4). He also posted career highs in field goal percentage (52.2), three point percentage (40.0) and free throw percentage (81.3). Bonga reached new single-game career highs in points (17), rebounds (nine), assists (four), threes (three) and blocks (two). He had four double-digit scoring games, 16 games with at least five rebounds and 16 games with multiple assists. He also had 10 games with multiple steals and 20 games with at least one block. Bonga's longest streak with at least one point, one rebound and one assist was the opening six games of the season, Oct. 23 through Nov. 4. During that stretch, he averaged 5.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 23.1 minutes. In the 12 contests that Bonga saw at least 24 minutes, he averaged 6.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He shot 52.5 percent from the field in those performances.2018
Bonga joined the Los Angeles Lakers after being drafted 39th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft. He played in 22 NBA games during his rookie campaign. The bulk of Bonga's playing time came in March and April, and he played in the final nine games of the season. He made his NBA debut Dec. 7 against the San Antonio Spurs. On April 4 he came off the bench to score four points against the Golden State Warriors. Bonga played a career-high 19 minutes in the penultimate game of the season, a 113-109 win over the Utah Jazz. He spent the majority of the season competing for the South Bay Lakers of the G League. At that level, Bonga played in 31 games and made 29 starts. He averaged 11.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. His 1.1 blocks per game ranked second on South Bay.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (39th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 6, 2018Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers (as a future 2018 round draft pick) to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 2019 2nd round draft pick (Bruno Fernando was later selected) (2019 2nd-rd pick is CHI's pick.) and cash considerations.
July 6, 2019As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with Jemerrio Jones, Moritz Wagner and a 2022 2nd round draft pick to the Washington Wizards; the Lakers traded Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, De'Andre Hunter, Brandon Ingram, cash, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2023 1st round draft pick and a 2024 1st round draft pick to the New Orleans Pelicans; the Pelicans traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers; and the Wizards traded cash to the Pelicans. (9-30 protected, unprotected in 2022) (2023 first-round pick is right to swap with LAL.) (NOP have the option to defer 2024 first-round pick to 2025.)