Top Ten Lakers Draft Picks

10. Vlade Divac.

In the 1989 NBA Draft, the Lakers selected the seven-foot Vlade Divac from Yugoslavia.  Divac had a successful career overseas, and the Lakers were confident that he would see the same results in the NBA.  Divac fit in great with the team, and he was enjoying his time in Los Angeles with Magic Johnson.  Divac had to back-up Kareem Adbul-Jabbar but he learned a lot from the future hall-of-famer.

Vlade Divac spent his first seven seasons with the Lakers and he also played his last season in the league with the purple-and-gold.  As a Laker, Divac averaged 12.2 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game.  Divac edged out Nick Van Exel and Eddie Jones for the spot due to a longer career in Los Angeles and his statistics were more impressive than both Exel and Jones.


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