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Lakers News: Aaron Gordon Says He Gets A ‘Good Vibe From L.A.’

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A week after the Los Angeles Lakers brought in draft prospects for competitive workouts, it still remains uncertain what the team intends to do with the seventh overall pick in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft.

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One player that might be available at the seven spot in this year’s draft is Arizona’s Aaron Gordon.

As one of the most athletic young players in the draft, Gordon could potentially have a bright future in the NBA and could be an intriguing selection for the Lakers. Gordon provides all the tools for a player that flourishes in the way the game is played today and the former Wildcat seems to have taken a shine to Los Angeles, according to his comments in an interview with Tzvi Twersky of SlamOnline.com:

After Sac, I went to L.A straight. I love L.A. It’s a great city, and I have family and friends out there. I get a good vibe from L.A.

I worked out in L.A. for the Lakers. I thought it was going to be an individual workout but it ended up being a competition workout. I got to workout with James Young, Doug McDermott, Davion Berry, Elfrid Payton, etc. That was fun. I haven’t played against other people in a while; I’ve just been doing individual lab work.

With only a couple of weeks left until the draft on June 26, rumors have begun to circulate that the Lakers may be considering trading their lottery pick. The team could target an All-Star caliber frontcourt player, but it remains uncertain how intent the team might be in trading for a proven veteran rather than drafting a promising youngster like Gordon.

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The one big-name that has been linked to the Lakers constantly over the past few months has been Kevin Love. The Minnesota Timberwolves will likely be forced to trade Love at some point between the draft and the NBA trade deadline next season.

With the Timberwolves knowing that Love intends to leave in free agency next summer, it will force the team’s hand, but it seems doubtful the Lakers can acquire the star forward with their lottery pick being their only trade asset.

Other draft prospects that might be in play for the Lakers with the seventh pick could be Noah Vonleh, Marcus Smart and Julius Randle.
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  • FrameCutStudio

    He’s gonna be balck griffin athletic. Lakers should get him, if he becomes available.

  • Jeff B.

    Gordon is actually a good defender unlike Griffin. The question lies in if he can shore up his offense. He shot in the 40-50% range from FT in college…

  • Ty

    Too bad he’s going no further beyond 6.

    • Jeff B.

      I hope so – that gives us better chances to get Marcus Smart

      • borsalino12

        Smart will be picked by the Celtics, because next year Rajon Rondo will be leaving. That is why, they are looking to fill that void now.

        • Nathan

          why does Rondo have to leave? Maybe Danny Ainge has something up his sleeve. Maybe Rondo likes Boston. They’ll just rebuild around him. Smart wouldn’t be bad, although I still think Boston should re-sign Avery. Smart and Avery would be a great defensive backcourt combo. Build backcourt defense around Rondo? Makes sense to me as he gets older. Avery & Smart will be relatively cheap for a few years until Rondo is expirable.

          • borsalino12

            Natan,

            I have a cousin, who lives in Boston and is huge Celtic fan.He told me that about 2 weeks ago in the Boston Globe was posted big material about Rajon Rondo and his desire to leave the town in few years or even next summer, if Danny Ainge can manage a trade. That news has changed the entire strategy of their front office and now they are going to draft Marcus Smart as their future star.
            I agree with you, Avery and Smart can turn as the best defensive back-court in the NBA.

          • VillainKing

            Are you sure what the fuck are you talking Rondo will not leave the Celtics..I have a cousin also who lives in Boston he is a huge Celtics fan and he told me 1 week ago that Rondo had huge desire not to leave the Boston because he love the Celtics organization..Rondo, Bradley will remain in Celtics and they will draft either Vonleh or Gordon..

      • VillainKing

        Agree buddy..

  • BULL

    this man or smart.. we cant go wrong.. its just gets me that they might not be on the board .. damn! Vonleh is nice but he has too many flaw compared to his upside… 7 5 wing span or something like that, but cant jump? wtf? good shooter but needs work in the post? wtf? lol im good .. SMART OR GORDON! sad just a few months ago I was hoping for Embiid, smh damn Lakers where did we go wrong??

    • borsalino12

      Here is my answer to your question.
      Nick Young is all to be blamed for this mes on the draft board.In the last two games of the regular season against the Jazz and the Spurs, he played all for himself, to increase his market value as a free agent.Two, absolutely meaningless wins are the reason, we are talking now about Gordon or Smart, instead of Exum, Randle and Vonleh.That is why, it will be in our best interest if we trade this pic to Phili for their pic # 10 and pics # 32 and # 37.

      • VillainKing

        No that will never happen lakers will keep the 7th pick!!!

      • Coach’em up

        that’s dumb its not N.Young or winning or loosing those games didn’t mean shit the people who lost the most games didn’t win the first pick anyway since the draft lottery is rigged for Cleveland to win every other year… its easy draft one of the top PF that’s available and buy or trade back in for Zach Lavine he will be a star or just draft Lavine

  • Steven Garcia

    serena is gorgeous :3

  • j.thekidd

    Smart or Gordon

  • VillainKing

    Marcus Smart..

    • borsalino12

      Aaron Gordon

      • VillainKing

        Marcus Smart..

        • borsalino12

          Hey ViKi. Did you heard the news? Kupchak has arranged to trade our pic to Philadelhia for pic # 10 and # 32 and # 37 from the second round.
          What are you going to do? No Marcus Smart, no Lakers?

          • VillainKing

            I think it will never happen borsalino12 so there nothing I will do and Lakers will draft Marcus Smart..heheh

          • borsalino12

            But they are working on it at the moment! Kurt Rambis does not like M.Smart and that is why, they are going to trade the pic. Looks like he is going to be the coach for the next 2 years, till Kobe’s contract expire, then they will hire someone to work on a new program.
            So, no M.Smart and no L.Hollins, you should be totally disappointed and frustrated and knowing your weak character, you may commit a suicide. He,he,hehh !

          • VillainKing

            Heheheh..your the weak one here borsalino12 and also that will never happen OK!! just believe on me borsalino12 they will never trade the pick and draft Marcus Smart..Kurt Rambis Lakers headcoach what the fuck!!!Fuck You borsalino12!!!!don’t say I will be ban because no one can ban me Fuck You borsalino12!!!

          • VillainKing

            I think your the weak character borsalino12, I thought you commit suicide because you are missing in this site for more than 2 weeks..heheheh..greetings for you borsalino12 BIG FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!

  • Rjd12345

    Lakers need somebody who can contribute now: Smart or Randle. Gordon is too much of a project.

    • borsalino12

      Who told you that?

      • VillainKing

        Me I told him..

        • borsalino12

          OK. WiKi. Say hi to your mom. You know what I mean, right?
          He,he,hehhhhhh ! Gordon all day long, including the weekends.

          • VillainKing

            Ok borsalino12. Say hi to your mom..You know what I mean, right?.
            Hehehheeh!!!!Smart all day along, including the weekends, months and years..

  • Nathan

    Smart could be a good combo pairing with Kobe, especially as Kobe fades into retirement giving Smart time to learn and turn into as much an all-star as he can be if he can get there. Kobe would be a good all-star to learn some stuff from, I’m sure. Lakers only have 3-4 guys under contract for next year and they only have 1 draft pick, so they’re obviously going to be busy in free agency. Lots of options. Lebron James might be frustrated with his teammates and or coaching. He can leave and re-sign. Carmelo, Wade, Love, and many more. I know this probably isn’t the time for this discussion, but I think the Lakers’ draft pick is the least of their worries, although it behooves them to get it right in this deep, deep draft.

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