Mar 28, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Ryan Kelly at a press conference during practice the day before the semifinals of the Midwest regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Draft Results: Los Angeles Lakers Live Draft Grade


Draft Grade: C+

Again, it’s the middle of the second round and it’s hard to get too upset with these picks. With the 16th pick of the second round, the Lakers selected Ryan Kelly, power forward/center from Duke. I don’t love him as an NBA prospect, but the Lakers don’t have a ton of size on their current roster.

We’ll see if there’s any chance of making the Lakers’ roster, but he’ll have a legitimate shot. If I were the Lakers, I would have ran with a higher-upside pick, or at least someone that would have helped them more on the glass.

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