Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have officially been eliminated from the postseason with a record of 22-44, the Lakers can switch their focus to what many believe is an excellent NBA Draft, especially at the top.
Kansas Jayhawks’ teammates Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid each figure to go in the top five and in no particular order, it looks like Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker, Kentucky Wildcats’ power forward Julius Randle and Australian point guard Dante Exum should round out the top five.
The Lakers, with the league’s sixth-worst record, are a long shot to get the #1 pick, but that hasn’t stopped them from discussing what they would do with that pick.
According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com via Hoops Hype, the Lakers really like Wiggins, but are also quite high on Exum.
The Lakers like Embiid and Wiggins, but are also keeping their eye on Exum, who is working out with Kobe Bryant’s trainer, Tim Grover, in L.A. Parker probably ranks fourth on their list, followed by Randle.
Wiggins averaged 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game for the Jayhawks this season.