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D'Angelo Russell met with the Lakers at the NBA Draft combine

The Lakers continue to do research on potential draft prospects.

Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State star and consensus top-five NBA Draft prospect D'Angelo Russell met the Lakers at the 2015 NBA Draft combine in Chicago this week, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Russell tied for second place on our Silver Screen and Roll big board after averaging 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5 assists with a PER of 26.9 over the course of the NCAA season. He also took place in measurements at the combine, and has a reported height of 6'5 in shoes, and a wingspan of 6'9.75.

Those measurements, and his style of play reveal Russell as a combo guard who could play both in place of and alongside this year's Lakers rookie phenom Jordan Clarkson. While such an inexperience backcourt pairing would almost certainly take some lumps defensively, it would also be an exciting thing to watch for Lakers fans, both at the Las Vegas Summer League and in the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Whether Russell is in play for the Lakers' draft pick will become much more clear after next Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery.

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