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Dante Exum Hopes For ‘Mentor’ In Kobe Bryant If Drafted By Lakers

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With one game left in the 2013-14 NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers, the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft will start to become the team’s focus moving forward. The Lakers will have a high pick in the upcoming draft and could land a game-changing player if the ping pong balls fall in their favor.

One draft prospect that has gotten a lot of buzz in Los Angeles as of late is Dante Exum. The Australian star has been seen at numerous Lakers games at the Staples Center this season and has also signed with Kobe Bryant’s agent, Rob Pelinka.

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Along with idolizing Kobe and his game, Exum believes that landing in Los Angeles in the 2014 NBA Draft would be the best fit from him. Exum said the following about the prospect of being selected by the Lakers in the upcoming draft in an interview with Bleacher Report:

“If I get the opportunity to go to L.A. and play for the Lakers, and just to be in an environment where you have a great player like Kobe. Obviously picking his brain and what he’s done. How he’s kind of adapted over the years because he’s definitely in the talk of one of the greatest players of all-time. To be trying to like mentor in a way to like kind of a rookie. I think that would be the best option.”

It is fairly clear that Exum wants to be a Laker. It no secret that he’s high on the prospect of wearing the purple and gold to start his career in the NBA while playing alongside Kobe. Although the promising youngster from Australia hopes to land in Los Angeles, it remains to be seen if the Lakers will be able to grab him or even if they’re interested in drafting him.

After the win over the Utah Jazz, the Lakers won’t have a lower pick than ninth in the draft, but may not have a higher pick that sixth. Even though Exum hasn’t had the exposure in the United States in comparison to say Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Jabari Parker (Duke) or Julius Randle (Kentucky), many believe he’ll be taken in the top five meaning that the possibility of falling to the Lakers may be slim.
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  • Jason

    Barring some miracle which turns the draft upside down, he’s long gone by the time the Lakers pick around 5 or 6. You usually have teams move up a spot or 2 at the most from where the odds have them. The first 4 picks will likely be Wiggins, Parker (if he opts to enter), Embiid, and Exum.

    • comrade24

      I think Randle will go before Exum due to Kentucky’s surprising run in the tournament. That would possibly make Exum available at the 5th pick. Cross your fingers, we need a little draft luck. Hopefully we get some payback from the basketball gods after the Chris Paul debacle and the Dwight Coward mistake

  • Jim213

    Hopefully the Lakers can land 4th come lottery time but if not it’s likely we’d be seeing Exum 4-5 years down the line as long as he keeps improving his game no matter where he ends up.

    • Guest

      Its impossible for them to land 4th, the lottery picks the top 6 and then after that it is sorted by record. Most likely the Lakers pick top 3 or 6th or 7th.

      • Guest

        *edit: Lottery picks top 3, not top 6.

        • Jim213

          Thanks, correct, But have believed the best odds for the Lakers would be ending up 3rd or 4th tho seems 3rd is the only option out of the two to consider aside of possibly landing 1st or 2nd.

          However, doubt that Boston would beat the Wizards (who may probably rest a player or two?) to tie for the 5th seed. IMO, Wiggins and Embiid will go 1 and 2 or 2 and 1.

          • Conor Cahill

            there are 0 odds of landing 4th

          • Jim213

            At best 3rd or 6th IMO but yes it’s been addressed.

  • comrade24

    Really hoping we get this kid.We need people with Laker pride who appreciates the lore of the franchise and the greats that have played here. Particulary guys like Kobe, Nick Young, Dante Exum, and Kevin Love (although he can’t really publicly admit so)

  • Mitch

    I love Kobe like a son but keep Kobe as far as possible from any rookie coming since Kobe would never become a good mentor to anyone.Kobe is all about winning and rookies tend to make it hard to win with all the learning they usually need to become winners.It took Durant 3 years to taste the playoffs.Exum is great.

    • kobe24

      What…wanting to win and being a mentor is different lol.

      Kobe is a great mentor, the only people that won’t mash well wit him are people that are lazy. If Exum has a desire to win like Kobe and is a gym-rat him and Kobe will do just fine.

      Also Kobe says he would love to have Jabari of Wiggins and mentor them (and I’m sure he’d be more than happy to mentor Exum also). There are so many players in current Lakers squad that are learning from Kobe and have stated numerous times that Kobe is a great mentor

  • PlayerHaters

    am i the only one who disagrees with LAkers using their DRAFT PICK on him?
    His game still needs more development

    ITS GREAT THAT HE LOVES THE LAKERS but that isnt reason enough for the organization to go out of their way just to get him
    Remember that Lakers are attempting to make a championship run ASAP (for Kobe’s sake) so im pretty sure theyre going to be looking for someone who can provide some lift right off the jump

    • vdogg

      no matter who they get, the lakers will not be in the hunt for a title next season. why not play for the year after, when the FA class will be better? in the meantime, develop this kid. he is awfully talented.

      • PlayerHaters

        Obviously theyre not going to immediately make a run the very next season BUT how they rebuild the roster will also influence how the 2015 FA class will react. So yes it does matter (if theyre looking to make a championship run ASAP). How are they going to attract FA if the team doesnt do much better next season??

        • vdogg

          how could the team do much worse? if you get the right coach — which in my opinion is byron scott — and kobe comes back healthy, the lakers will be a prime destination even more than they are now. and remember — exum is a 6’6 PG! even if he goes through some growing pains, his length and athleticism should be enough to mitigate the damage. also remember that scott has helped develop PGs like chris paul and kyrie irving. you know magic johnson would lend exum an ear as well. i think it’s a no-brainer that you take dante exum if he is available in june.

          • PlayerHaters

            its not about the team doin much worse. its bout how good they do. Kobe can make a come back its possible but it wouldnt be a good idea to give him similiar PT like before. too much risk. Byron Scott?? the same guy thats been rumored to be a “candidate” for the past 4-5 yrs?? the guy who’s had problems controlling his players?? How would he handle Kobe?? Hes a STUBBORN COACH smh he would do well to get the team going on defense but hes not exactly an offense guru NOR does he have the creativity to draw up strategies in critical moments. his coaching decisions havent exactly been a good look either. His ONLY NOTABLE success was in the EASTERN CONFERENCE with the NETS. HE STRUGGLED AGAINST THE WESTERN CONFERENCE. He took the Hornets to the 2nd round playoffs, but after that his coaching career went on a DECLINE. So how exactly will the LAkers make a championship run with him as HC?? THIS IS ALL IN ACCORDANCE TO THE LAKERS ATTEMPTING A CHAMPIONSHIP RUN. So again, Exum SHOULD NOT BE A PRIMARY DRAFT PICK OPTION. Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar are better options to keep ATM as they have WAY MORE playoff experience than Exum

          • vdogg

            playoff experience? the lakers have to get a team that is worth of being IN the playoffs first. nash and farmar’s postseason experience won’t mean jack if neither one of them can stay healthy for more than a week. if not exum, then who do you want? and btw, a coach (to an extent) is only as good as his roster. remember, they were talking about running doc rivers out of town in BOS before the big three were assembled. then they win a title and people think he is some phenomenal coaching talent. scott deserves a shot with the lakers, IMHO.

          • PlayerHaters

            “lakers have to get a team that is worth of being IN the playoffs first”
            IVE ALREADY POINTED THAT OUT. i just said that theyre not realistically going to achieve that goal within the next season. They’re piecing together the puzzle. Its a process, not a miracle. Nash and Farmar ARENT going to be the ONLY guards on the roster. They have the possibility of signing decent guards this upcoming summer so thats STILL BETTER than using their pick to draft an inexperienced Exum. Like i already pointed out its not just the team records that makes Byron Scott the wrong HC, it also has to do with his coaching methods. Why do you think LAkers have yet to hire him?? hes just not fit to be LAkers HC. If the LAkers really wanted, they couldve already hired him

          • Shannon

            So who do the Lakers draft. Who is your choice? Don’t be ridiculous and say Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker or Joel Embiid.

          • PlayerHaters

            Well then dont be ridiculous and say Dante Exum lol stop riding the bandwagon
            LMAO gtfo tryna imply that Exum is the best option smh

          • Shannon

            That’s not an answer dumbass which leads me to believe you don’t have one and are simply not liking Dante because the media doesn’t ride his dick like the other players you mentioned. You can’t have an opinion because you know nothing. Moron.

          • PlayerHaters

            lol and you cant make a coherent argument
            you just keep jumping to conclusions smh

          • Shannon

            I made my argument already. I’m waiting on you to have an actual adult argument and not “lol” because you have nothing of substance to say. Still waiting…

          • PlayerHaters

            actual adult argument???
            is this foreal?
            “dumbass”, “moron”, “stupid”
            hmm nah you aint ready yet child

          • Shannon

            Well you’re REALLY pushing my hand…what else am I to call you? You’re going to use the elementary school excuse? “But he’s calling me names!!”? No buddy, that’s not going to work. If you had something intelligent to say as an adult you’d say it and ignore the names I called you. Adults curse, get over it.

          • PlayerHaters

            in a professional debate??? umm no they dont smh
            thats how very little you know about making coherent arguments
            i try to keep it professional when i debate against someone cuz I HAVE actually had arguments on here before
            and why’d you call me buddy?? see you set yourself up for that LOL
            look lets just agree to disagree cuz this is starting to get WAY OFF TOPIC AND HAS NO RELEVANCE TO MY ORIGINAL POST
            BTW Lakers gon get blown out by the Spurs on their LAST GAME. Sucks but i’ll still watch it CUZ IM A LAKERS FAN

          • Conor Cahill

            answer the damn question

          • Shannon

            Professional debate? Is this televised? Do we belong to debate clubs? No this is Lakers Nation and if you make dumbass comments I’M GOING TO CALL YOU A DUMBASS!

            Calling you buddy was me being condescending towards you, you see if you were smart you’d realize that.

            I’m still waiting on your choice of who the Lakers should draft. Quit your crying. Grown ups say bad words, get over it. Congrats. I’ve watched all season and I will watch tonight as well. I love my Lakers until I die. You aren’t the only one.

          • PlayerHaters

            oh by the way the media DOES ride his dick lol
            his constant bragging bout wantin to be a Laker has garnered him so much attention from LA and im the one who knows nothing mmhmm ok

          • Shannon

            The only attention he gets is from Lakers affiliate websites and reporters…like Lakers Nation. That doesn’t count. I’m talking the likes of ESPN who argue all day over who is better Jabari or Andrew and never mention him.

            Quit reaching and replying just to reply. You have no leg to stand on.

          • nlruizjr

            Wrong Again, his coaching methods, let’s see, he started his coaching career as an asst. w/Kings (1998-2000)and immensely improved their 3pt. shooting, thus landing a HC job with Nets (2000-2004) taking the Nets to the finals in 02 and 03 (losing to the Lakers and Spurs), 2004-2009 took over a depleted team in NO (Katrina, no home games),2007-2008 was his best yr, SW Champs (2nd), HC of all-star team and HC of the yr. Beat Dallas in PO (1st. rd.) and lost to the Spurs (game 7). Last yr with NO and took them to 7th seed and lost to Nuggets (5 games, 1st,rd.), 2010 – 2011 HC/Cav’s, the yr. LJ left to go to Miami and yes the Cav’s sucked because the team and FO was in disarray, 2011-2012 short season (66 games) w/ K.Irving.
            Coaching methods looked to me he was relatively successful better than M. Dunleavy, R. Fund, B. Bertka, Magic, D. Harris, K. Rambis, Rudy T, F. Hamblen, M. Brown, B. Bickerstaff and M. Dantoni, plus he didn’t have near the talent inherited by Riles and Jackson.

          • PlayerHaters

            lol you mustve just looked that up quick right now. i can tell smh do more research then come talk OH WAIT thats right! you had already lost credibility when you made that retarded statement what was it?? “million NBA years”?? lol childish

          • truth24

            Byron Scott last coached the cavs and was in no part any influence to LeBron James who thought nothing of him. No thanks

          • Shannon

            So you’d rather a 41 year old Nash over a 6’6 18 year old PG with insane athleticism? Not to mention a million NBA years ahead of him? Oh.

          • vdogg

            you are wise, shannon. you are wise.

          • Shannon

            Thanks

          • PlayerHaters

            insane athleticism?? this is based on what we’ve seen him do in the NBA right??? 0.o
            million NBA years ahead of him?? OH OK LMAO
            the fact that you even said that i wont take you seriously LOL gtfo

          • Shannon

            Oh I’m sorry your athleticism ceases to exist once you enter the NBA. I can’t take YOU seriously if you keep posting stupid comments like that. You’re right, he’s going to enter the NBA lose his athleticism automatically and then he’ll retire 2 years later because he sucks. Meanwhile your bright plan is what….oh I know not stating who you’d draft and keep a 41 year old Nash as starting PG. Brilliant!

          • PlayerHaters

            LOL you just keep jumping to conclusions. you’re not very good at debating.

          • Shannon

            You’re right, I’m not good at debating when I’m the one stating valid points while you keep posting comments like this in response, “OH OK LMAO”, “insane athleticism?? this is based on what we’ve seen him do in the NBA right??? 0.o” and “LOL whatever helps you sleep at night child”.

            Now which one of those comments had any logic or opinions to argue your point? I’d love to know. Do tell me.

          • EducatedLakersFan

            Shannon wins this battle. Blew PlayerHater out of the water.
            Shannon made valuable points and backed up their points, Hater did nothing to help their cause.
            Shannon-1 Hater-0

          • PlayerHaters

            ok whatever helps you sleep at night child

          • nlruizjr

            and what makes you think Exum will be a starter, and you are completely ignorant when it comes to B. Scott, Scott was able to take less talented teams to the playoffs and you don’t do that if your coaching sucks, ala MD !!!!!!

          • PlayerHaters

            ALL your points have already been addressed. i wont repeat all that shit.

    • New Power House

      Kobe played high school only. It is all about the mentality and the skills along with a great desire to succeed. Exum is openly telling everyone that he wants to learn from the greatest Laker.

      • PlayerHaters

        yes yes I KNOW that already -.- and it took Kobe how long to become an integral part of a championship team?? Lol Kobe aint gonna wait that long for Exum. Like i said LAkers want to make a championship run ASAP (for Kobe’s sake). The LAkers can try to get him later on, but to waste their draft pick on him?? When they can use it on someone who has a more qualified game for the NBA?? If Exum really wants to play for the LAkers then the LAkers can easily retrieve him later, but it would be absurd to use their ONE draft pick on Exum when they can easily get a TWO-FOR-ONE deal.

        • New Power House

          Okay,Kobe was delegated to a wonder boy until Phil came about and Shaquille kept him away from being what Kobe became after he left. This guy is older and Kobe will fire him up even more because he already wants to be lead by Kobe. Besides there is no other player more mature than Exum in this draft. They all are potentially good,but no one is NBA material yet. Unless The Lakers could trade their pick for a player like Love,they have to be smart and add a young prospect that is hungry and gutsy to take the baton from the master. This kid is asking for it,why not? I think we now have to wait and see what Jimbaco and his “group of experts” pick with the lottery. Also think about the free agency and the coach. Pringles must go!

          • PlayerHaters

            I AM thinkin bout free agency. i just finished mentionin that with vdogg lol
            He may be more matured but that doesnt mean hes more skilled -_-
            Well ANYWAYS it doesnt matter what any of us says cuz we’re not involved in FO decisions so yes you are right, i guess we’ll just have to sit back and watch who they use their draft pick on

        • Shannon

          Who else in the draft, that the Lakers can possibly attain, is going to help Kobe get a championship before retires? The LAKERS as a franchise seem to pretty much know that Kobe won’t get that before he goes, at least not next year, maybe the year after. It’s time to think beyond Kobe. No player coming in will help him win a title that quick. Why not get his heir to the throne? They won’t get a top 3 pick so Wiggins, Parker and Embiid are out of reach. You take the best you can get and Dante is not bad. What two for one deal are you talking about?

          • TheZuluNation

            Kobe’s not getting another title before he retires. You can throw that out the window. It’s HIGHLY unlikely.

          • Shannon

            I know. I said that. I don’t believe it’s possible.

          • PlayerHaters

            barely saw this post just now. felt like responding but again you lost your credibility at debating smh

          • Shannon

            Saying I lost credibility while not only not having an opinion yourself but not saying WHY I lost credibility shows how terrible you are at debating and conveying your thoughts. You yourself never had any credibility to begin with and your opinion means very, very, very little to me.

        • TheZuluNation

          i don’t think Mitch’s plan is to try and win a title ASAP. i think he wants to build an established roster first and then contend for a title which will take some time.

          • PlayerHaters

            Umm.. actually im pretty sure theyll try. Are they gonna go all the way? highly unlikely. Kobe has made it VERY CLEAR that he wants FO to spend what they have to put together a solid team so he can attempt another run. It would benefit both sides if such a goal could be met.

    • nlruizjr

      and your opinion is based on what ??? exceptional players need less training (ex: Magic), not saying he’s Magic but we really don’t know his skills or level, this would be a wait and see type of player, remember wasn’t an immediate hit in his rookie season.

      • nlruizjr

        Kobe wasn’t an immediate hit in his rookie season (sorry )

        • Insidious

          Kobe was a big hit in his rookie season, he was arguably one of the best in game dunkers with those damn 360 and between the legs dunk, he even got invited and won the Slam Dunk Contes.. Kobe is a different animal..

        • PlayerHaters

          what are you talkin bout?? Kobe was hyped up in his rookie season cuz of his in-game dunks! He ended up WINNING the Slam Dunk Contest
          So yes HE WAS AN IMMEDIATE HIT. Was he an immediate threat?? NO but thats not exactly what you said LOL

          wait and see type of player?? NOT ACCEPTABLE IF HE TURNS OUT TO BE TOP 5 PICK. I guess we should say the same for Anthony Bennett?? LOL sorry but thats not acceptable for a top 5 pick. They’re already expected to show great potential by the end of their rookie season. The fact that you even said that means that you’re already doubting him (even if a little) lol

  • vdogg

    i am hoping and praying that this kid becomes a laker in june. i think he has the talent and the star quality required to flourish in purple and gold. since he is also big enough to play SG, it gives the lakers a lot of options in the back court. exum’s whole family is comprised of laker fans. i also hear that the lakers like him a lot, so i am hoping that somehow things work out. word has it that rob pelinka won’t allow him to work out for just anybody — only the teams that are truly interested in taking a PG. my only worry is that orlando will get to him before the lakers do. fingers crossed over here…

    • TheZuluNation

      I think the only way Exum can play SG is if he develops a better jumper.

  • danaruns

    Kobe, mentor? Kobe’s mentoring is tearing off heads and crushing the bones of the living. Mentoring…riiiiiiiight….

    • karasoon4

      And yet this young man is looking forward to just THAT….i.e. learning how to be a champion!

    • Shannon

      Nah the only people who didn’t like Kobe were the lazy ones, ie, Shaq, Bynum, Coward or the ones who are terrible at basketball, Smush and those losers. Lamar loves him, D-Fish loves him, Pau loves him and they are all Champions. Dante wants to be a champion so he’d probably enjoy it.

  • Chippaz

    I’m just hoping Orlando doesn’t take him and Embiid falls to them. Exum is a mystery to other teams and if he doesn’t work out for them he can fall to our pick. Rob Pelinka is known for holding his clients back from work outs, so hopefully that’s what happens.

  • Reggie

    I truly believe Exum will be a superstar and easily the best player out of this draft down the road. Saw a few videos on him and he’s hungry and has that dog about him that Kobe had as a rookie. On top, he has that fade away jumper I just couldn’t help but compare to MJ/Kobe. I think Embiid, Jabari, and Wiggins all go before him ONLY if Magic land the 1st pick or land after us. Which seems unlikely. Orlando has made it clear that they’ll go Wiggins if they get #1 but if they don’t they have their eyes laser set on Exum. I think Lakers land the 3rd pick but it all comes down to where Orlando is placed. All we can hope for is Exum restricts his workouts to only the Lakers and hopes everyone lays off.

  • TheTruthKills

    They say he will limit his workouts with other teams to try to angle his way here.

  • kookiebuger

    I want Exum on the team but I also want Emiid… The best case scenario Lakers draft Emiid, Exum forces his way to LA for a 2016 or 2018 1st round pick and maybe Sacre (lol).

  • KB24

    DRAFT EMBIID OR WIGGINS and then TRADE for the RIGHTS TO EXUM

  • Shannon

    People aren’t sold on Dante because they haven’t seen him play. I saw him playing against Jabari and Julius and he’s just as good, but like almost all new players he will need to work hard. His jumpshot needs improving but Kobe wasn’t “Kobe” when he came right into the NBA either and if anybody could mentor him on how to improve that and be good in the NBA, it’s Kobe. I see some people say Kobe isn’t friendly and won’t do it but he already said he’d mentor and Dante is a hard worker and if he wants to learn and work hard I don’t see him clashing with Kobe. I see the Lakers getting the 5th pick and hopefully by some miracle they get him.

    • TheZuluNation

      Even though he was not a top prospect but people said the same about Giannis Antetokounmpo and he is an athletic freak. Giannis has tons of upside and I think the same can be said for Dante.

      • Shannon

        I just wish people would research for themselves and stop relying SO MUCH on media hype on certain players because the media have been wrong before. Only response I ever hear is that no one (media) talks about Dante, he hasn’t been to college. Use your own judgement. Look at Tony Parker and Manu, no team was hyped over them and they weren’t top picks but they are still on top dominating because some good scouts from San Antonio saw them and saw potential. They were picked 28th and 57th!!!

        • bob

          ginobli did win a championship in italy and euroleague and got a finals mvp.

          • Shannon

            And he was still passed over 56 times before he got picked simply because he was an overseas player. That’s another response I hear a lot about Dante, that he played overseas and he might not translate well into the NBA.

        • TheZuluNation

          That is very true. Spurs decided to go the international route knowing they were a small market team with limited money and it obviously has paid off. They were the pioneers of highly scouting international players. Now you see a lot of teams starting to do it more.

  • Chaz

    Here are my top 10 draft prospects in order.

    1.Andrew Wiggins Best prospect top notch defender very athletic.Franchise player.
    2.Jabari Parker Top scorer with high IQ and very tough on the boards.Declaring?
    3.Dante Exum Best foreign player in the draft.Major upside can become a star.
    4.Joel Embiid Great big man potentially but back issues dropped him from #1 to #4.
    5.Julius Randle Has all the mean attitude needed to be a pro for 10 to 15 years.
    6.Marcus Smart Reminds me of the Damian Lillard pick and Westbrook pick.Stud.
    7.Aaron Gordon Top level defender and great highlight reel player.Fun to watch.
    8.Noah Vonleh The second coming of Horace Grant plays just like him.Rebounder.
    9.Kyle Anderson Hardest player to cover in this draft.So many skills wrapped in 1.
    10.Tyler Ennis Good floor general with some room to grow as a player.

  • Chaz

    Dante Exum can be Michael Jordan but Nick Young fucked us out of that chance.

    • God Chri$$$

      what? no

  • ranfan

    Where did he get that lakers jersey from?

    • God Chri$$$

      the team he played for while he was in HS was ironically called the lakers

  • God Chri$$$

    Dante exum is a Damian Lillard type player except he’s pass first point guard. Can shoot, finish, steal the ball. Good on defense. Great all around player. But i’d much rather have embiid or parker

  • corky carroll

    AXE THIS IDIOT COACH FIRST…. did not even know the implications of the Utah game… are you kidding me???? We all know the mind set in Boston… they tanked perfectly. And do you think Utah had any intention of winning that game???? Things are just not right in Lakerland and we need to fix them asap.

  • Rex

    Kobe as mentor? I don’t know, I think he’s as likely to destroy his psyche before as he us to actually groom him to be THE next guy.

  • Marty Susman

    WE NEED a REAL point guard & I think what K. Irving does will help us make the move…If Irving refuses his extension, that means he will be here…(So no need to pick a point guard) WE NEED a center, so if we can get greg Monroe for say less then $10,000,000 a year, we take him, otherwise, we draft a big man in the draft. (Best center for us would actually be Brook Lopez, if we can get him, that would be a great move Mitch)… If we get a point, then we need a good wing, there are a few out their we should go after. Golden State & the Cav’s both have wings that can be gotten… Bottom line is simple, we NEED EVERYTHING including a coach meaning the Lakers are like an expansion team, we NEED every position…..

    • vdogg

      so who do you want in the upcoming draft?

      • Marty Susman

        Well if Irving takes his extention then we pick Ezum. If he is gone, then we try for Gordon.

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