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Podcast: Reacting to a quiet NBA Draft night for the Lakers

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The Lakers didn’t make any picks in the 2020 NBA Draft, but they still finished a big move with their trade for Dennis Schröder.

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As it turns out, draft night isn’t particularly fun when the team you follow is not at all involved. The Los Angeles Lakers made the Dennis Schröder trade official on the evening, but in acquiring him, they sent out what would be their only pick in Wednesday night’s draft. Typically, they would have purchased a second-rounder for a shot at talent in the mid-second round range, but not even that happened in the 2020 NBA Draft.

This left Christian and I not much to really discuss about the draft directly on our latest podcast, which led to some interesting thoughts on the night’s events. Sad movies were involved.

When we finally got around to our draft thoughts, we discussed whether any rookies might make immediate impacts with their new teams, what to expect from the Lakers in free agency and our thoughts on the now official Schröder deal — few people were more excited about this development than Pete was on Locked on Lakers, by the way.

Generally speaking, it was a quiet and mostly boring night for Lakers fans, not just because the team was so inactive, but also because the prospects involved had so little flare, but don’t expect to be bored for too long, seeing as free agency is only a day and some change away and training camps open in basically a couple weeks.

This may have been an unexpectedly calm evening, but it was likely just the calm before the storm. Get ready for a wild weekend, everyone.

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You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @AnthonyIrwinLA, and Christian at @RadRivas.