Lakers Select Josh Jackson, Tony Bradley In ESPN Chad Ford’s Mock Draft
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The Lakers’ late-season winning streak dropped their chances of landing a top-3 pick from 51.3 percent to 46.9 percent.
Jackson certainly made his case for the No. 1 pick, especially over the last month of the season. So if the Lakers land here at third, Jackson really isn’t just a consolation prize. Jackson is the best two-way player in the draft and would bring an intensity, toughness and winning mentality that the Lakers desperately need.
Bradley played a small role for the Tar Heels, but his length, rebounding and advanced stats all point to a talent that just needs time.
The Lakers have been happy with their 2016 second-round pick, Ivica Zubac, and bringing in another young big would give them some nice depth.