Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: L.A. Drafts Lonzo Ball With Second...

Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: L.A. Drafts Lonzo Ball With Second Pick

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A new era in Los Angeles is officially here. On Tuesday, the Lakers made Lonzo Ball’s dream come true when they made him the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Overall it was a busy night for the Lakers as they wound up with four new players via the draft. In addition to Ball the Lakers too Utah stretch-4 Kyle Kuzma, Villanova shooting guard Josh Hart, and Indiana center Thomas Bryant.

Now the Lakers set their eyes on free agency. Though they aren’t expected to be major players, they must still fill out their roster and there are plenty of moves to be made.

Lakers Nation News

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka Believes Lonzo Ball Is A ‘Transcendent Talent’

Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard Says Multiple Paul George Deals On The Table

Lakers Draft News: L.A. Selects Thomas Bryant With 42nd Pick In NBA Draft

Lakers Trade D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov For Brook Lopez And Nets’ Draft Pick Kyle Kuzma

Lakers Draft News: L.A. Takes Josh Hart With No. 30 Pick

Lakers Draft News: L.A. Selects Utah’s Kyle Kuzma With 27th Pick

Lakers Coach Luke Walton On Drafting Lonzo Ball: ‘He Was The One We Wanted’

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Lakers Select Lonzo Ball With Second Overall Pick In NBA Draft

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Lakers News

Big Baller Brand takes center stage at NBA draft – ESPN

Lakers select UCLA’s Lonzo Ball No. 2 overall in NBA draft – LA Times

Lakers take Tony Bradley with 28th overall selection; expected to trade draft rights to Jazz – LA Times

Lakers get Indiana center Thomas Bryant (via Jazz) – ESPN

Nets to acquire D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov; Brook Lopez, 27th pick to Lakers – ESPN

Lakers No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball eager to team up with Brandon Ingram – LA Times

Oram: Lakers turn to a hometown hero to reclaim hardwood heritage – OC Register

NBA Draft: Who is Josh Hart, the Lakers’ 30th pick? – OC Register

NBA News

2017 NBA Draft: Grades and breakdown for each and every draft selection – CBS Sports

76ers Select Markelle Fultz No. 1 Overall in 2017 NBA Draft After Celtics Trade – Bleacher Report

Record 16 freshmen taken in NBA draft’s first round – ESPN

Bulls send Jimmy Butler to Wolves; Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn to Chicago – ESPN

George; Celtics interested in Porzingis – Sports Illustrated

NBA trade rumors: Knicks not ruling out trading Kristaps Porzingis – Sports Illustrated

NBA trade rumors: Timberwolves put finishing touches on rebuild by stealing Jimmy Butler – Sporting News