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
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
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