The Los Angeles Lakers announced they will work out Rawle Alkins of Arizona, Jeffrey Carroll of Oklahoma State, Angel Delgado of Seton Hall, Kendrick Nunn of Oakland, Kelan Martin of Butler and Brandon McCoy of UNLV on Wednesday.
Alkins is the biggest name in this group, and as the 48th-ranked player in Jonathan Givony of ESPN’s list of the top-100 prospects in the draft, theoretically a very real option for the Lakers’ pick at No. 47.
The sophomore shooting guard averaged 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists during his second and final season at Arizona, a campaign in which Alkins shot 37 percent from behind the arc and 46.3 percent overall.
Given the Lakers’ oft-brought up need for 3-point shooting, Alkins would seemingly be a solid option for their second-round pick, or undrafted free agency should his stock fall precipitously on draft night.
McCoy (No.64) and Carroll (No. 96) are the only other players in this group of workout prospects also ranked in ESPN’s top-100, although given that they’re outside of the top-60 in a 60-selection draft, that status is far from a guarantee they’ll be selected.
Still, as stated throughout this process, the Lakers are going to leave no stone unturned as they look for their next second round, undrafted free agency or G League diamond in the rough, and workouts like these are a big part of what allow them to accomplish that goal with such consistency.