Lakers draft trade aimed at superteam built around LeBron James

Lakers draft trade aimed at superteam built around LeBron James

Lakers draft trade aimed at superteam built around LeBron James

It also gives UM a player in the first round for the third straight year and in five out of the last six.

If the Thunder improve the back end of their roster, they could move up to the top of the West next season, which is why it would be wise for George to stay. Fresh off another NBA Finals appearance, owner Dan Gilbert and the front office team made a decision to draft Alabama freshman standout point guard Collin Sexton.

Pope was among the 100-plus prospects to work out for the Lakers prior to this year's Draft.

Mykhailiuk's negative wingspan - which means his arms extended are shorter than his height (6-5 vs. 6-8) - was viewed as a reason to downgrade his status, but his standing as one of the best pure shooters in the draft class clearly inspired the Lakers to overlook that.

"We feel he's going to be a special, special player". We love him, this city loves him.

To top it off, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Markelle Fultz still can not escape their injury history, so the risk for LeBron is pretty high if he goes that route.




Wagner said he grew up influenced by Germany's greatest National Basketball Association product, Dirk Nowitzki, but that he also liked Kevin Garnett's game.

"I am a big Kobe fan", Wagner said when asked who he considers to be the greatest Laker in the storied franchise history. That game topped a 30 points effort he had against Oklahoma in the Big 12 tournament.

Of the nine draft picks, three of them - Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway and Caris LeVert - were rated as three-stars out of high school, and all three were taken in the first round. His 38 percent 3-point mark isn't bad either. "He plays with energy, he's light on his feet, '" Pelinka said after the draft, per Ron Gutterman of Lakers Nation. At 21 years old, he has plenty of upside for someone taken with the No. 47 pick.

If James does become a free agent, a number of teams likely will vie for his services, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, as well as, of course, the Cavs.

LeBron and Kawhi joining forces in Los Angeles is still very much in play despite the recent noise to the contrary. Los Angeles acquired the 25th pick from Cleveland last February in the trade involving Isaiah Thomas, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.

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