Yes there is more then free agency


As it has been all year, free agency has been the number one topic in Laker land all year. But with the success we have had the last several years in the draft maybe it’s time to start thinking a little bit about it. Now one thing for sure is the Laker will probably surprise us all with their picks. And whoever it is will probably be pretty good.

Right now the mock drafts are all over the place as you will see. It probably won’t settle down until after the combines. We need at PG and SF. But also like the positional versatility we have been drafting into. All of our young core can play more then one position. So these these are some of the guys I’ve been thinking about in no particular order.

Shake Milton is a 6’6” Junior PG with a 7’ wingspan. He was injured this year so it maybe driving his stock down. I have seen the Lakers taking him in the 1st and 2nd round. Also today I saw 22nd and 29th. He is an average athlete who averaged 18ppg 4.4 assists Projects at both guard positions with defensive upside became of that wingspan.

If wanted to go the development route Troy Brown could be the guy. One mock has the Lakers grabbing him, and as high as 14. He is a 6’ 6” wing with a 6’ 11” wingspan. Like BI he was a high school pg. not a great shooter yet but he is a playmaker slasher and projects as an elite defender.

Chandler Hutchinson is a 6’ 7” senior wing who was late bloomer. Decent 3 point shooter who average 20ppg 7.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists and plays good defense. The mocks have us taking him or going in the high teens and one mock has him 31st.

Keira Bates Diop is a 6’ 7” SF who shows up in both the 1st and 2nd rounds. Averaged 21ppg 9.5 rebounds and an impressive 1.8 blocks a game. High end defender.

Gary Clark is a 6’ 8” combo forward who I’ve seen the Lakers taking in both the 1st and 2nd round. 12.5 ppg who shot .435 from 3. He pulled down 8.7 boards 2.1 assists 2.1 assists and 1.2 blks.

Any these are few guys a looked into. It’s funny with the various projections we coul end up with two of these guys. Most are 3 or 4 year players that tend to drop but we know how valuable the older guys can be. Who do you guys like in the draft.