The Los Angeles Lakers are set to resume their own team-specific workouts of 2018 NBA Draft prospects early this week, with a session reportedly set up with Missouri guard Jordan Barnett for Monday, according to Alec Lewis of Yahoo Sports.
Barnett — a senior who spent his final two years at Mizzou after playing his first two years of college at Texas — averaged 13.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and 5.9 rebounds in his final NCAA season.
However, Barnett is not ranked among ESPN’s top 100 prospects in the 2018 class and likely saw his stock drop even further due to a DWI arrest that forced him to miss the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Both of those factors would make it seem unlikely Barnett will be selected with either the Lakers No. 25 or No. 47 picks in the draft, but he could still potentially be a factor for either the Lakers’ Sacramento or Las Vegas Summer League teams.
Given that St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds will also work out for the Lakers on either the 20th or 21st, it would appear probable that both players will be part of a larger group workout for Los Angeles’ front office, although the team has yet to officially announce any such workout.
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