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Tracker: Everyone we know the Lakers have looked at in the 2021 NBA Draft

The Lakers have cast a wide net with their 2021 NBA Draft preparations.

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With the 2021 NBA Draft just a week away on July 29, the Los Angeles Lakers don’t have much longer to decide who they’re going to take with their first-round pick at No. 22. The good news is that the team has wasted no time trying to figure it out.

For much of the last month, the Lakers have been working out scores of prospects publicly, and are surely looking at even more privately. The team also evaluated players at the 2021 Draft Combine, where they also interviewed players, in addition to all their normal in-season scouting work (albeit doing so remotely this year). But suffice to say, they’re leaving pretty much no stone unturned as they decide whether or not they think they can find a player that can help them, or opt to trade their pick to another team in search of a more established player.

Below, we will be keeping a running list of every player the Lakers have been connected to, where they played prior to the NBA, and whether the Lakers have been linked to them by working them out, interviewing them, or just being rumored to have interest, as well as if SB Nation Draft Expert Ricky O’Donnell has a prospect in his top-30 players in this class.

As we all try to figure out the pool of players the Lakers might be selecting from, bookmark this page and check back as the list continues to evolve over the next week.

  • Alan Griffin - Syracuse (Workout)
  • Anthony Tarke - Coppin State (Workout)
  • Austin Reaves - Oklahoma (Workout)
  • Ayo Dosunmu - Illinois (Workout)
  • Balsa Koprivica - Florida State (Workout)
  • Bones Hyland - VCU (Workout, No. 22 ranked prospect)
  • Brandon Boston Jr. - Kentucky (Workout)
  • Carlik Jones - Louisville (Workout)
  • Chaundee Brown Jr. - Michigan (Workout)
  • Chris Duarte - Oregon (Rumored Promise, No. 24 ranked prospect)
  • Cody Riley - UCLA (Workout)
  • Corey Kispert - Gonzaga (Combine Interview, No. 19 ranked prospect)
  • DJ Funderburk - NC State (Workout)
  • D’Mitrik Trice - Wisconsin (Workout)
  • Eugene Omoruyi - Oregon (Workout)
  • Feron Hunt - SMU (Workout)
  • Giorgi Bezhanishvili - Illinois (Workout)
  • Isaiah Jackson - Kentucky (The Lakers reportedly really like him, No. 30 ranked prospect)
  • Isaiah Todd - G League Ignite (Workout)
  • Jaden Springer - Tennessee (Workout and Combine Interview, No. 11 ranked prospect)
  • JaQuori McLaughlin - UCSB (Workout)
  • Jason Preston - Ohio (Workout)
  • Javonte Smart - LSU (Worktout)
  • Jayvon Graves - Buffalo (Workout)
  • Jeremiah Tilmon - Missouri (Workout)
  • Jordan Schakel - San Diego State (Workout)
  • Jose Alvarado - Georgia Tech (Workout)
  • Josh Christopher - Arizona State (Workout, No. 29 ranked prospect)
  • Joshua Primo - Alabama (Workout)
  • Kai Jones - Texas (Interview, No. 15 ranked prospect)
  • LJ Figueroa - Oregon (Workout)
  • Mac McClung - Texas Tech (Workout)
  • MaCio Teague - Baylor (Workout)
  • Marcus Zegarowski - Creighton (Workout)
  • Matt Coleman III - Texas (Workout)
  • Matthew Hurt - Duke (Workout)
  • Miles McBride - West Virginia (Workout, No. 23 ranked prospect)
  • Mitch Ballock - Creighton (Workout)
  • Moses Wright - Georgia Tech (Workout)
  • Neemius Queta - Utah State (Combine Interview and draft workout)
  • Oscar Da Silva - Stanford (Workout)
  • Sandro Mamukelashvili - Seton Hall (Workout)
  • Spencer Littleson - Toledo (Workout)
  • Trey Murphy III - Virginia (Workout and Combine Interview, No. 27 ranked prospect)

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