Now that the dust has settled and the speculation is over, we finally know who the Los Angeles Lakers have decided on with their multiple draft picks. The team surprised many by opting for guard D’Angelo Russell over traditional center Jahlil Okafor and only time will tell if they made the right choice.
Additionally, the Lakers took high-energy forward Larry Nance Jr. from Wyoming with the 27th overall pick, another surprise considering Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter was still available. With their second-round pick the Lakers took Stanford’s Anthony Brown, a prototypical ‘3-and-D’ wing.
With so many possibilities in free agency and trades, it is anyone’s guess as to whether all three of these players are on the roster by the time training camp rolls around. Until something changes, we can go forward under the assumption that all three will be with the team moving forward.
The question now becomes, what exactly did the Lakers get with their draft picks and how good can these guys really be? For those who aren’t too familiar with the new players, I am here to give you a best and worst case scenario for each of the selections. This is not to say that these players will definitely reach these heights, but rather to give you an idea of what each is capable of should they fulfill their potential.