Top Ten Lakers Draft Picks

7. Norm Nixon

Norm Nixon was drafted by the Lakers with the 22nd pick in the 1977 NBA Draft.  Nixon had a very productive career in Los Angeles, which lasted six seasons.  Unlike Andrew Bynum, the eight position on the list, Nixon did not have any injury problems.  In fact, in his first three seasons with the Lakers, Nixon played 245 games out of a possible 246 games!

Norm Nixon also helped the Lakers win the 1980 and 1982 NBA championships, and he was selected as in all-star in 1982.  Nixon averaged 16.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 7.9 apg with his time in Los Angeles.

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