Lakers News: Team Interviewed D’Angelo Russell At NBA Draft Combine
Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Though most top prospects won’t participate in the drills and scrimmages at the NBA Draft Combine, they will all have the opportunity to meet and interview with NBA teams. Even without the draft order being set, most teams have a good idea of the range in which they will be selecting.

— Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! —

One player who has been consistently mentioned as a possibility for the Los Angeles Lakers is Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Russell met with the Lakers on Wednesday:

Russell is one of the top prospects in this draft. He’s an excellent shooter and creator off the dribble whom many have likened to James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Russell, himself has said that he models his game after reigning MVP Stephen Curry, and San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili.

Russell is a combo guard who is just as effective playing off the ball as he is with the ball in his hands. Many see him as a perfect fit next to Jordan Clarkson because of his ability to stretch the floor and the two could give the Lakers their backcourt of the future.

Russell measured well at the Draft Combine on Wednesday. He is 6’5 with shoes and sports an impressive 6’9 3/4 wingspan which helps make up for his lack of elite athleticism, especially on the defensive end. He averaged 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.0 assists for the Buckeyes last season.

[divide]

Lakers Nation 2015 NBA Draft Podcast


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak, Front Office Expected Amnesty Clause In New CBA

Two offseasons ago the Los Angeles Lakers made a pair of head-scratching signings…

Lakers News: Fans Praise Kobe After LeBron’s Manila Tour

For the last couple of years, Kobe Bryant has developed a great…

Lakers News: LeBron James, Luke Walton Happy To See Michael Beasley Join Bench

The Los Angeles Lakers were questioned over the signing of Michael Beasley and while he’s had positive moments, there’s yet to have been any significant traction…

Summer League Recap: Josh Hart Dominates As Lakers Defeat Sixers In Las Vegas Opener

Josh Hart showed he is a level above the average Summer League…