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Lakers to work out Ivan Rabb, Cameron Oliver and more 2017 NBA Draft prospects

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Los Angeles’ pre-draft preparation continues Tuesday.

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The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t taking any days off as they prepare for the 2017 NBA Draft. After holding a Memorial Day workout featuring Jordan Bell and other assorted draft prospects, the Lakers announced they’ll be back at their facility Tuesday to look at six more players.

Jaron Blossomgame of Clemson, Sterling Brown of SMU, Tyler Dorsey of Oregon, Cameron Oliver of Nevada, Ivan Rabb of the University of California at Berkeley and Xavier Rathan-Mayes of Florida State are all set to work out for the Lakers front office and coaching staff Tuesday, according to the team.

Arguably the most talented pool of players the Lakers have brought in yet features Rabb as the centerpiece. Considered a likely lottery pick a year ago, Rabb’s stock fell precipitously after a second year at Cal and Draft Express now projects him as the 25th-best prospect in the current class.

Rabb averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds during his sophomore season, and could be a candidate for the Lakers with the 28th overall pick they received from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Lou Williams at the 2017 trade deadline.

It’s not just Rabb in this group however. Every player on the list for the Lakers’ Tuesday session (with the exception of Rathan-Mayes) is one of Draft Express’ top-100 draft prospects, and are likely being looked at as candidates for the Lakers’ Las Vegas Summer League roster or if the team decides to buy a second-round pick.

Sterling Brown is also notably the brother of former Lakers guard Shannon Brown.

Our own Ben Rosales has some deeper thoughts on this group of players to add:

This is a fairly solid workout group, consisting of a group of guys that all have a chance to get drafted save for Rathan-Mayes, who is more of a fringe prospect and SL/D-League material.

Rabb is probably the best prospect of the group, although he's a poor fit for LA as a PF/C tweener without the skill to play the former and the bulk to last full-time at the latter. With LA searching for either bigs who can shoot or help on defense by switching onto guards, he helps in neither department and the stagnation in his development this past season after top ten noise his freshman year is a red flag.

Blossomgame is an ancient senior (he'll be 24 before the NBA season starts) who didn't really show either part of the "3-and-D" profile that he flashed his junior year, and while he has decent athletic tools, Anthony Brown offered a little bit more excitement in projecting this profile to the NBA; we know how that turned out.

Oliver intrigues at the four as an athletic forward who can shoot from range and defend the rim, but he's more of a pure four trying to make inroads on the most crowded part of the Lakers' roster. This likely isn't going to be a legitimate choice for the team barring a trade of one of the present rotation forwards.

Most casual watchers of the game probably got familiar with Dorsey during Oregon's run to the title game, and he'll offer NBA teams much of what he provided in college: ace shooting with a little bit of creation chops off the dribble. Dorsey is very slight for a two guard, both in length and size, so how he manages to stay upright defensively will be an issue, although he's a solid option as an undrafted free agent or if LA wants to buy a late second.

Lastly, Brown has a lot of fans among draftniks for his defensive profile, a long and strong wing who can check multiple positions and hit from range (45.1 3P% his college career) at the next level. Among several very enticing options as an undrafted free agent or a late second round buy.

Here is an updating list of every player the Lakers have worked out or met with. Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.