Mar 15, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UCLA Bruins guard/forward Kyle Anderson (5) celebrates with guard Bryce Alford (20) in front of Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) during the second half in the championship game of the Pac-12 Conference college basketball tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Bruins defeated the Wildcats 75-71. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors 2014: Aaron Gordon wants to play for Los Angeles Lakers


Former Arizona Wildcats’ power forward Aaron Gordon will be an interesting prospect to watch during the 2014 NBA Draft.

It looks like Gordon could go anywhere from the fifth-overall pick to the end of the lottery and many teams have shown interest. Gordon’s stock has been on the rise as of late, so he will probably wind up going closer to five than 16.

Gordon has already has met with several teams and will next visit the Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic.

My next stop is Sacramento. I’m headed out there for a workout with the Kings. The next week and a half, really, is a grind. I’ve got the Kings; then I go to L.A. for the Lakers; then I go to Boston; then I think I go to Orlando after that.

Gordon would be excited to play for any of those teams, but also admitted he would love to play for the Lakers.

L.A. is the next stop. That should be fun. The Lakers are a great program. It’s a traditional program, so I think the level of intensity will be way up.

If I ended up playing with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, that would be absolutely insane.  I would want to know everything that they know. I’d be attached to Kobe at the hip. I’d be attached to him and Steve Nash. And if I don’t get picked by them, I’m going at them. Either way, it’s going to be fun.

Gordon, who measured in at 6’8.75″ and 220 points with a wingspan of 6’11.75″ at the NBA’s Scouting Combine, averaged 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game for the Wildcats this season.

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    Lakers title team

    Kings are shopping their 8th pick for vets.
    Sign and trad Pau, Nick, 2016 swap option, 2016 2nd, and maybe even trade
    Marshall to a 3rd team for that 8th pick. Draft Gordon and Vonleh. Re-sign
    **HILL** and Jodie. Sign Lowry and Lance. Wait for for 2015 to get Love for
    free. This would be a title team with zero weaknesses. Lowry, Kobe, Gordon,
    Hill, Vonleh. Jodie, Lance, Love.