2015 NBA Draft: Karl-Anthony Towns Will Only Interview With Lakers, Timberwolves
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Pre-draft workouts have are already underway for teams across the NBA as everyone begins preparing for next month’s NBA Draft. After moving up to the second overall pick, the Los Angeles Lakers are expected to choose between one of the two big men at the top of the draft, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor.

— Have you seen the ‘Lakers Nation’ phone case? —

Towns, whom most consider the top prospect in the draft, will not workout for any teams and will only interview with the Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves according to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv:

Projected No. 1 draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns will interview with the top two teams in the NBA Draft lottery — the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers — but won’t workout for any teams, sources told SNY.tv.

This isn’t much of a surprise as Towns knows that he won’t fall past the Lakers at number two. Most assumed that Towns would be the top pick, but there have been consistent rumors that the Timberwolves prefer Okafor to Towns, leaving open the possibility that Towns could fall to the Lakers.

Towns would be an excellent addition to the Lakers as he is an all-around big man capable of scoring both inside and out and, more importantly, is dominant defensively. He would provide the Lakers with much needed rim protection that the team lacked last season.

The Lakers have already begun their workouts, mostly with projected late-first and early-second round picks. They are expected to work out more higher ranked prospects next week with workouts scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

[divide]

MyNBADraft.com Draft Profiles: Karl-Anthony Towns


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…