NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers interested in moving up, drafting Zhaire Smith

I’ve heard that the Lakers are looking to either add a pick in the middle of the first round or trade up from the 25th pick into the middle of the first round to draft a player that they’re targeting. Zhaire Smith is the name that I’ve heard that they’re very high on.

Smith obviously was a high-percentage finisher at the rim, knocked down 44.7 percent of his threes, was measured at 6’4″ at the combine and has a wingspan of nearly 6’10”.
With the league transitioning to small ball, shooting and athleticism, it’s obvious why Smith would be targeted by the Lakers. Even if the Lakers do land George and/or James, Smith is the type of player that would succeed next to a superstar.