NBA draft prospect Nik Stauskas worked out at Los Angeles Lakers pre-draft workouts with Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton, P.J. Hairston and Matthew Hezekiah on Friday. Stauskas was actually scheduled to be a part of the Lakers first set of pre-draft workouts two weeks ago but rescheduled due to a minor tweak in his shoulder, which he’s affirmed is all healed now. Most draft analysts have projected Stauskas to get drafted in the 8-12 range, but moving up to the seven slot is a possibility. There’s a reason the Lakers brought Stauskas in to work out with top talent like Aaron Gordon and Marcus Smart.
Growing up in Canada, Stauskas chats with Lakers Nation about what it was like to play basketball in the ice cold winters. Plus, what’s this about Steph Curry challenging him to a three-point challenge? Is Stauskas still up for it once he officially makes it into the NBA? Check out our exclusive interview and don’t forget to subscribe to our Lakers Nation YouTube Channel.
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