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Lakers Draft News: Team Inquiring About Australian PG Dante Exum Reviewed by Momizat on . The 2014 NBA Draft is expected to be one of the most talented drafts in a long time. The top of the draft features as many as seven or eight players who are exp The 2014 NBA Draft is expected to be one of the most talented drafts in a long time. The top of the draft features as many as seven or eight players who are exp Rating: 0
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Lakers Draft News: Team Inquiring About Australian PG Dante Exum

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The 2014 NBA Draft is expected to be one of the most talented drafts in a long time. The top of the draft features as many as seven or eight players who are expected to be possible All-Stars and a number of others who could be great contributors to a number of teams.

Arguably the most intriguing of all the prospects is 6’6 Australian point guard Dante Exum. Exum recently declared for the NBA draft and hired Rob Pelinka as his agent, who also represents Kobe Bryant. Former Chicago Bulls center Luc Longley is a mentor of Exum’s, and in talking to Bleacher Report, revealed he has already heard from a number of teams, including the Lakers:

“I got a call from the Lakers asking about him and they may end up with a good pick [...] I’ve had a few calls from other NBA teams mostly asking about him, they see the skill package but these days they’re all concerned about character. That will help push Dante further up the draft, because he’s the type of person they’d want to have in an organization.”

It makes sense that the Lakers would be interested in the young point guard. The fact that there is very little film on him adds some mystique to him, and teams are scrambling to see just how good he is.

He had an excellent showing at the Nike Hoops Summit and will almost definitely be selected in the top five of the draft. There seems to be a number of point guard options for the Lakers as Eric Bledsoe will be a free agent after this season, and Kyrie Irving continues to grow frustrated in Cleveland. Exum will undoubtedly be a possibility for the Lakers if he is available when the Lakers select.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    I am super excited about the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft.Dante Exum will be a great choice by the Lakers.I have watched a few of his games and he is superb a very impressive player.I will be proud of him being our future franchise player.I hope we either get Dante Exum or Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker.I will be ecstatic with any of those franchise pillars for the next decade.We inquired about him yes we did it and i am giddy.Come on down Dante Exum we sure can use him.

    • Jim213

      He’ll become a SGs longterm as many scouts believe. Strong shooter that needs to improve his shooting/accuracy. But attacks and drives inside hard.

    • nlruizjr

      do you really expect him to be available by the time the Lakers select ?

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Well hopefully we get the chance to draft Dante Exum tbh.

  • Lakers Fan

    The Lakers should go ahead and get rid of Pau to ensure that we are officially tanking this season away. Get whatever we can for him, whether it be a 1st round pick or a solid, defensive player. It makes no sense to start winning games when you have players like Exum/Embiid/Parker/Wiggins who will turn out to be franchise players for a team. The Lakers must feel the same way if they are calling and asking about Exum.

    • cj

      A. the lakers aren’t wining atm with pau so losing him for nothing is stupid.

      B. the lakers aren’t going to just tank. if that was what they wanted they would have traded for bynum. they will be looking to trade pau for a good deal with expiring contracts and a first round pick or they wont trade him.

  • vdogg

    if exum doesn’t work out, i’d personally rather have kyle lowry running the point for the lakers than bledsoe. of course i’d take kyrie over all of them.

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