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2014 NBA Draft: Lakers To Work Out Virginia Guard Joe Harris This Week Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="140"] The Lakers are doing all of their homework in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 26 and have begun working out prospects, as well [new_royalslider id="140"] The Lakers are doing all of their homework in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 26 and have begun working out prospects, as well Rating: 0
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2014 NBA Draft: Lakers To Work Out Virginia Guard Joe Harris This Week

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The Lakers are doing all of their homework in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 26 and have begun working out prospects, as well as setting up workouts for other players they are interested in.

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They have already set up a workout with Indiana forward Noah Vonleh and Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart. The Lakers are now set to work out Virginia sharp shooter Joe Harris later this week according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:

Harris is not one of the more well-known prospects in this draft. At best, he is a second round pick, and he may not be drafted at all. But he does bring one very important skill, his shooting ability.

Harris shot 40 percent from three-point range in three of his four college seasons and is excellent at coming around screens and creating space for himself in that way. While he may struggle defensively due to a lack of athleticism, there is always room on the roster for someone who can shoot the basketball.

With players like Jodie Meeks, Nick Young, and Kent Bazemore all free agents, the team could use some depth at the guard position, and Harris could provide that. Getting Harris, however, may be difficult.

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The Lakers do not own a second-round pick, but Mitch Kupchak has spoke about possibly trading the seventh pick, which could allow him to acquire a second round pick as well. If he can’t, he would have to hope that Harris goes undrafted.

The important thing here is that the Lakers are looking at a number of prospects expected to go in different ranges in the draft, which shows that Kupchak may be wheeling and dealing on draft day.
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  • Chris Park

    Ya..no don’t pick him

  • Morris

    Who?????

  • LAstory

    All this says (as a possibility) is that the Lakers are looking to trade the 7th overall pick to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving and a 2nd round pick.. the Lakers as of now do not have a 2nd round pick and only 1 pick in the first round.. the Cavs have the 33rd pick in the 2nd round… that will give the Lakers a top 2 (CP3 1st) point guard and a 2nd round pick….which lends itself to the relationship the Byron Scott has with Kyrie and Kobe… yes this is all rumors… but why would Joe even waste his time with a personal work out for a team that has the 7th overall pick and no 2nd round pick and Joe is projected to be selected in the 2nd round.

    • Zimmeredge

      Delusionnal. Kyrie plus a second rounder. Kyrie was a number one and There’s only one way the cavs will trade Kyrie….against another number one not a number 7

      • LAstory

        You are the delusional (learn to spell) one… 1st, Cavs have the first overall pick; with the 7th they will have two, allowing them to draft a Center and a Point guard… 2nd, Kyrie can dictate where he goes, if any other team tries to trade for him and he doesn’t want to go that team that team can lose him in free agency, because he wont sign with them. If the report is true and they aren’t going to offer him a max deal they are looking to trade and if the already have the 1st pick, genius they obviously can trade to themselves, genius…

        • Zimmeredge

          Uh no… If the cavs does not want to trade they don’t trade. Kyrie has not word to say on that. That se the business. Irving is a all star, mvp btw. He is developing as a star in this league. So no reason for the cavs to trade for a seventh spot. Top 5 might happen.
          It´s like sa young hey minny could trade k love for our seventh it´s a fair trade.

          • LAstory

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          • nlruizjr

            was that English ??????

  • Zimmeredge

    Suns, philly and bulls, hornets are our best friends in that regards.
    We have multiple second rounder workout. With Smith, Harris now and also Austin.
    Our needs are definitely at the pf position so if we can grab one those candidates (saric, randle, vonleh, Gordon) we should keep the guy. On the other hand, if we can’t well trading for two mid-late first rounder or late lottery + second rounder is a great thing.

    • LAstory

      That’s the dumbest thing I’ve read on Lakersnation… trade the 7th overall pick either for two MID-late first rounder or late lottery (when the lottery is only the top 14 and the Lakers are already at 7th)…not a great thing it’s the town idiot thought process…

      • Zimmeredge

        No it´s the add talented players to a emphysème roster. This draft is loaded and talented and deep. The only available players that are able to make an instant impact will be Parker, embiid, smart and basically all the pf in the lottery (saric, vonleh, Gordon and randle). It´s unlikely that we are going Parker and embiid. We have no reason to take a pg because of the two next fa. We most certainly need a pg who can play alongside Kobe. Our needs are definitely at the fourth because we have no players here (Kelly has a non guaranteed contract)
        So if we end up with a player we don’t like and others do it better be one of those teams.
        Do i have to remind you that Nash and Bryant were late lottery pick. So your argument is not valid to me.

        • LAstory

          We aren’t talking about Kobe or Nash, so you don’t have a point… yes lets not reply to each others post…

        • Mathias

          We’re not trading a 7th for a late lottery and a 2nd rounder! That’s ridiculous! Maybe a late lottery and mid/late 1st rounder. Pick up Rodney Hood and somebody at the 4…or Napier.

          • Zimmeredge

            Napier is expected as a late first rounder early second rounder.
            Imo if we can get philly’s 10 pick plus their first pick in the second round it´s ok. Or give the suns our number seven get their 13-14 and their 27.
            Rodney hood is expected between 12 and 16. So late lottery mid first round.
            After vonleh, saric, randle and Gordon you have payne an capela but those guys are expected right in the middle (15-20).
            Late lottery you can have lavine or ennis Stauskas, Harris, nurkic, Warren, young, mcD, saric. So a lot of good talented players.

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Rodney Hood’s going #1 to Cleveland.

          • John

            That is the dumbest comment on this blog, keep dreaming. Apparently there are arm chair GM like you who thinks he has brain

          • Mathias

            Are you seriously telling me you would consider trading down for a late lottery pick and a second round pick? I’m not saying I expect teams to wanna trade 2 first rounders. I’m saying I value our number 7 pick far too much to accept anything less.

          • Mathias

            Secondly, John why don’t you go f**k yourself?

          • John

            Such anger & hatred…you must have had a rough childhood Mathias, so what happened? Did you parents beat the living crap out of you? So quick to pull the profanity card…what? You’re gonna shoot me? Heeheehee…what a low level cyber threat, I can have you arrested for terrorism, keep it coming moron, heeheehee…

          • Mathias

  • daniel

    My question in all this, when the teams can start signing free agents?

    • Cuco

      July 1st I believe. After the finals and after the Draft. I think. Cant say im 100%

  • corky carroll

    What I am starting to realize here is that the comments are more often far more entertaining than the stories themselves. I wonder if the FO ever reads this stuff?

    • kookiebuger

      Lets hope not most of these trade scenarios from people are just ridiculous.

      • Mathias

        The fact that people are still banging on about trading a 7th pick for Kevin Love is comical, if the front office tries that shit they’ll be laughed at

        • John

          If some guy from UK thinks he knows more about basketball than US fans, NBA would be based in London. Luol Deng needs a shoeshiner you should apply, it would be a perfect job for you.

          • Mathias

            There was me thinking it was an international worldwide sport that was supposed to connect people from all different backgrounds.

          • Mathias

            You sir, are a racist

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      The comments are the only reason I visit this site. The articles/rumors are a waste of digital space.

      • John

        You know what? Me too. It doesn’t take much to tick off the Brits. They’ll always be American’s poodle, just like what Blair was to Bush, world renounced.

        • Mathias

          I came here to talk Lakers, not be singled out by some sad lonely keyboard warrior trying antagonise people. If you wanna start getting political, spiteful and personal then how’s about you go see a psychologist or get a whore, I’m just trying to share and hear opinions on basketball

  • Kb24

    Trade our pick no 7 for kevin love amd kevin martin or luc richard mbah ah moute amnesty martin but as much as possible bring diaw with deng now we have 2 defenders for lbj,durant,etc. please stop hiring shooter with no D ,bring 3D players like danny green,ariza,etc. minny will agree here bcoz they will go back to tanking and kmart will hopinder that then try to bring payton(rondo comparison) in the draft with nash mentoring him on shooting and facilitating, think about young rondo who can shoot like nash or nash who can play D like rondo,another idea is 3 team trade LAKERS GET LOVE,MARTIN(amnesty),j.butler(u can do it mitch) MINNY WILL GET boozer,lakers 7th pick,CHI will get pau(multiyear by lakers),brewer(from minny) then lakers can trade future picks in 2019,2021 for a top 3 pick (hope its embiid) or a proven all star in the nba center position(cousins,m.gasol,noah(doubt),lopez(injury prone),howard(JOKE),ibaka(lol) or a proven coach like popovich. Payton,farmar,nash,bryant,young,xman,deng,3Dguy,baze,love,diaw,Embiid/m.gasol),D first rebound 2nd type of center,then last but not the least sacre hahaha 14 man lineup. If pau will request a trade to spurs try to get back kawhi or butler to the bulls then diaw or ariza/deng

    • Derwin Davis

      lakers already amnestied MWP. We will get K Love next yr. Pau is a free agent, so he has to agree on a sign and trade. Our plans should be, sign kyle lowry & Gortat, hope Nash retires or buy him out, The bulls will amnesty boozer, so hopefully we can sign him for about 2 Mil, and then maybe sign ariza, deng, granger, trade for afflalo etc if we can. That starting 5 will be competitive, then we can sign Love or Aldridge next yr.

  • John

    Lakers need frontline help, the dark horse in this draft is Clint Capela, he’s like Anthony Davis, great shot blocker, attack the rim with authority, can dribble like a guard, extremely quick off his feet, at 6′ 11″ he’s much bigger and more athletic than Vonleh and Randle – he’ll be an excellent match up against Kevin Durant if the Lakers ever want to get by OKC in the playoffs. Too bad Mitch and Jim don’t do their scouting thoroughly, Capela will get drafted by another team and will make Lakets management look really bad when he becomes a star.

    • Mathias

      Lakers should hire you to their scouting department. I bet this Capela fella goes to San Antonio

      • Mathias

        Actually you’re probably over qualified

    • Chrmngblly

      You are right about front line help. But if you still want to dream about Love next year, you have to draft a guy that either is our center of the future or is athletic enough to play the 3 or the 4. Somebody like Gordon works, but not Randle or Vonleh. They are more 4/5′s. I like Capela, too, but that depends on Mitch.

  • jon

    Lakers brass is garbage!!!! Make some fing decisions already ffs!!!!

  • RonniePee

    The lakers should trade their 7th pick and Gasol to Miami for Bosh and the 26th pick. Take Napier with the 26th pick and let’s move on with championship basketball. This isn’t rocket science, it’s common sense and player knowledge.

    • Badazztj12

      mudafucka I bet you a heat fan and scared you know bron may leave for cleveland

      • RonniePee

        No clown, I’m a Lakers fan. You just don’t know sh!t about basketball obviously!!

        • Badazztj12

          If you really are a Laker fan why the fuck you even think about helping the heat out with our 7th pick and getting a old bosh? The FO wouldn’t even think about this dumbass trade, really would love try what you are smoking.

          • RonniePee

            I’ll take a 30 yr old Bosh over a old washed up, soft ass 33 yr old Gasol!!! It’s not helping Miami dumb ass, it’s making a smart trade. The # 7 pick is not gonna make an immediate impact. You’re probably 22 yrs old and don’t know shit about basketball. You probably never even played organized basketball in your life.

          • Badazztj12

            lol I am just gonna let you talk but by the news out is that bosh willing to take less to stay with the Heat. No way the Heat is gonna trade Bosh anyway. How does that make you feel?

          • RonniePee

            It doesn’t make me feel bad at all. I was just saying Bosh because I know he could possibly be available and he would be a good fit in LA. So would Paul Milsap. How does this sound…….. Lakers give up Pau Gasol and the #7 pick to ATL for Paul Milsap, Kyle Korver and the #16 pick?… We could still draft a good point guard like Napier. Now we would have a post player and a stretch 4 and a deadly 3 pt shooter in Korver. If we do keep the #7 pick, I would say take Aaron Gordon or Clint Capela, but 7 is too high for Capela. We could trade down and still get him later.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      Sounds like a great deal for the Heat. Lebron, Wade, Gasol, and #7?! I think RonniePee is actually Pat Riley.

      • RonniePee

        No, think about it. Let’s say essentially we’re trading Pau Gasol for Chris Bosh. Lakers win that trade by a mile. gasol is soft, weak and mentally gone as a elite player. Bosh is versatile and can stretch the floor and post up. As for the 7th pick for the 26th pick, Lakers win that deal too. The top 10 players in the draft are overrated beyond belief. A player like Shabaaz napier, who’s a proven winner and leader will be a better player than those top 10 picks who have won ZERO!!! Stop getting caught up it that Randle/Smart/Vonleh hype!!

        • Badazztj12

          Watch how next season most of these overhyped top 10 players gonna shine whatever team they on

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          Riles, I love you, man. I appreciate what you did for the Lakers and have great respect for everything you’ve accomplished in New York and Miami. But this is starting to sound like when you tried to convince everyone you thought Chris Kaman would be better than Dwyane Wade…then drafted Wade.

  • Omar

    I say have Chicago send boozer and their 16th and 19th pick to LA. Lakers wouldn’t have to send anyone. Bulls would free up money (if amnestied, they still owe him $$) so better trade him. With the 16th pick, Lakers can possibly select LaVine and the 19th pick they select Clint Capela. Bulls can possibly sign Melo and Mirotic. Win win. Boozer only has one year left anyway.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      If amnestied, Booz’s salary does not count against the cap. If traded, the Lakers have to send roughly equal salary back to the Bulls. While we’re getting Boozer and two first-round picks for nothing, how about we steal Bosh and a future pick from the Heat and Chris Paul and a pick from the Clippers? It will free up money for both of those teams…

  • goose

    trade 7th pick and nash to the suns for their picks and bad contracts..lets see nash one more time in his final year wearing a suns jersey.

  • TK

    I will have a guess and say they trade up to get Dante Exum at 4 by offering 7 and cash or player.

  • jon

    Joe harris…………Noah vonleh…….. ay yay yay lakers front office bunch of blow hards

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