The Los Angeles Lakers continued their preparation for the 2017 NBA Draft Saturday, sending representatives to Creative Artist Agency’s pro-day, where Jordan Bell, Sebastian Saiz, Amile Jefferson, Rodions Kurucs, Luke Kennard, John Collins, Donovan Mitchell and Tyler Roberson among those working out for tons of NBA executives, according to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.
In attendance for the Lakers was president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and point guard D’Angelo Russell (who appeared to be having a grand old time scouting together), as well as Lakers front office members Ryan West, Joey Buss and Jesse Buss. Rounding out the Lakers’ contingent was South Bay Lakers general manager Nick Mazzella.
The Lakers had already brought Roberson and Bell in for a workout at their facility over the last few weeks, but appear to be getting their first workout-style looks at Saiz, Jefferson, Kurucs, Kennard, Collins and Mitchell.
As the 32nd ranked player on DraftExpress’ top-100 2017 NBA Draft prospects list, Bell is right in range for their 28th overall selection.
Kennard and Kurucs are currently rated as the 16th and 18th-best players, respectively, but it’s not totally out of the realm of possibility they could potentially drop into the range where the Lakers are selecting, even if it is highly unlikely.
Mitchell and Collins are out of the range for both of the Lakers’ picks as the 11th and 12th-ranked prospect on DraftExpress, respectively, meaning they’d be reaches at No. 2 and incredibly unlikely to fall to No. 28.
Givony was posting plenty of video clips of the types of things the Lakers got to watch, which you can check out below:
Donovan Mitchell showing off his touch from the perimeter. Made a big jump as a shooter from his freshman to sophomore season. pic.twitter.com/z2CXswiQ2h— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 3, 2017
Oregon's Jordan Bell showing off his springs in front of NBA scouts. Ole Miss forward Sebastian Saiz shooting it well. pic.twitter.com/BurYy0tMCg— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 3, 2017
Strong Duke connection between Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard. Jefferson is very vocal, bringing a lot of life to the gym. pic.twitter.com/fSyyFMwgz5— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 3, 2017
Duke's Luke Kennard putting on a shooting clinic in a gym full of NBA GMs and decision makers pic.twitter.com/DuqmdrIBm6— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 3, 2017
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, or listen to our latest episode on all things NBA Draft with the Ringer’s Johnathan Tjarks below), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.