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Lakers draft rumors: Isaiah Cousins to work out for Los Angeles

Los Angeles continues their quest to work out every draft eligible player on the planet.

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The Los Angeles Lakers will work out Oklahoma senior Isaiah Cousins next Wednesday, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. Cousins averaged 12.6 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.5 rebounds during his final season with the Sooners, and is ranked by Draft Express as the 65th available prospect in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Given that most expect Cousins to go undrafted, it's unlikely the front office will select him with their 32nd overall pick, but he could be yet another candidate for the Lakers' Las Vegas Summer League team. Cousins shot 41.1 percent from behind the arc as a senior, and this sniping makes him an interesting prospect if Los Angeles decides they want to add to their off-guard depth. Jordan Clarkson, Nick Young, and even D'Angelo Russell can soak up some minutes at that spot but is an area the team will need some depth on the margins.

Who knows, maybe Cousins will be joining his teammate Buddy Hield on the Lakers' ros-- just checking if you're still paying attention.

Like most picks in his range, Cousins is unlikely to make a mark on his team next season if at all. Still, it's encouraging to see the relatively talent-starved team working out such a smorgasbord of prospects as they try to find some diamonds in the rough outside of the draft.

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