Lakers Draft 2023
Win-now moves have largely sapped the Lakers of draft capital right now, but when will the team have picks again in the future?
Although the Lakers are clearly still in a win-now mindset, they have dipped their toes into the future with their new 19-year-old rookie.
After working out for the franchise he watched up close during the height of their most recent dynasty, Shareef O’Neal admitted to being starstruck by the Lakers on Tuesday.
Son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, Shareef, worked out with the Lakers as part of the latest crop of predraft workouts for the 2022 NBA Draft.
Even despite not having a draft pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Lakers are still casting their annually wide net on prospects in the pre-draft process.
Blessed with incredible leaping ability, Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu’s upside is as high as his vertical, and could be a perfect fit with what the Lakers need from potential undrafted players after the 2022 NBA Draft (or in the second round).
The Lakers will bring in prospects DeVante’ Jones, Jeriah Horne, Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu, Jamaree Bouyea, Jordan Usher and Grant Golden for a workout this week, despite not having a pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Austin Reaves, Joel Ayayi reportedly turned down chance to be drafted so they could sign two-way contracts with Lakers
Instead of letting the whims of teams in the 2021 NBA Draft control their destiny, new Lakers two-way players Joel Ayayi and Austin Reaves are betting on themselves.
The Lakers cleaned up in undrafted free agency following the 2021 NBA Draft.
The Lakers have cast a wide net with their 2021 NBA Draft preparations.
Lakers reportedly ‘really like’ Kentucky’s Isaiah Jackson, would need to trade up in draft to select him
While Isaiah Jackson makes a lot of sense for the Lakers, it will be really tough for them to move up in the draft for him.
In a different type of trade rumor this offseason, the Lakers could be looking to trade the No. 22 pick in Thursday’s draft for Nets guard Landry Shamet.
At the 2021 NBA Draft nears, Chris Duarte appears to be the main target for the Lakers as they aim to trade up for him
Inside how the Lakers decided to choose D’Angelo Russell over Jahlil Okafor and Kristaps Porzingis in the 2015 NBA Draft, and Russell’s tumultuous rookie season in purple and gold.
With the 2021 NBA draft only days away, the Lakers have a number of different prospects they could be looking at. Let’s break down the best ones.
Trading down in the 2021 NBA Draft could make some sense for the Lakers, for a variety of reasons.
The Lakers will surely be hoping Garuba is available when they pick in the actual NBA Draft.
Could Chris Duarte be who the Lakers are really after in the 2021 NBA Draft? Other teams in the league apparently think so.
The Lakers are making it no secret that they’re targeting a 3-point shooter in the 2021 NBA Draft.
The Lakers have some major questions facing them this offseason, starting with the NBA Draft.
Bones Hyland loved getting to work out for the Lakers ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft.
Potential Lakers prospect Trey Murphy III believes in his potential, even if he knows that he may not get to show it immediately.
The Lakers are taking another look at Trey Murphy III, who very much seems like a possibility for them at pick No. 22 in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Giorgi Bezhanishvili will be getting evaluated by the Lakers this week, but he’s unlikely to be their pick when the 2021 NBA Draft takes place on July 29.
The Lakers made contact with Jaden Springer of Tennessee and Matthew Hurt of Duke as the 2021 NBA Draft Combine continues.
The Lakers have started the process of interviewing prospects at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine, and so far, they’re mostly looking at shooters.
With a handful of Baby Lakers ascending into legitimate NBA semi-stardom, it’s worth remembering where these young standouts started, and who helped the team assemble such an impressive hit rate in the draft.
Incoming rookie Zavier Simpson of Michigan may have gone undrafted, but he’s still getting a shot with the Lakers.