Top 5 Lakers Draft Picks Since 2000

3. Mark Madsen
The Mad Dog was selected 29th overall in the first round of the 2000 draft. Madsen played his college ball at Stanford where he shined as the star player and became noticed. The power forward did help the Lakers win titles in 2001 and 2002 with his fierce mentality and aggressive play. After the two championships, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves where he spent most of his career (2003-2009) before retiring after his 2009 season as a Los Angeles Clipper.


2. Jordan Farmar
Farmar was selected by the Lakers in the 2006 draft and was chosen 26th overall in the first round. He played his college ball at the University of California, Los Angeles and did not have to travel far to get to his new NBA team.

Coming into the league, he backed up Derek Fisher because of the fact that Fisher was aging. Farmar with his skilled shooting and ball handling helped the Laker’s bench and most importantly helped the Lakers get back-to-back titles. As of right now, he is also a member of the New Jersey Nets and has developed a bigger role in New Jersey. He averages 9.6 points per game, 5.0 assists per game, and 2.4 rebounds per game.


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