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Lakers Rumors: Team Likely Keeping The Seventh Overall Pick

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With the 2014 NBA Draft hours away, the first step to rebuilding the Los Angeles Lakers back into a championship contender begins with the seventh pick. While the rumors will continue leading up to the draft, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reports they will keep the pick for now:

While there was disappointment when the Lakers received the seventh pick at the NBA Draft lottery last month, the team is expected to get a very talented prospect. Los Angeles is reportedly pondering between drafting a power forward or point guard with Julius Randle, Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon, Noah Vonleh, and Elfrid Payton prime targets.

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Although there will be talent available at the Lakers’ pick, they may eventually trade it in an attempt to quickly rebuild themselves into contenders once again. Over the past week, there have been rumors of the Lakers packaging the pick along with Steve Nash’s expiring contract.
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  • Badazztj12

    We better not pick Randle.

    • Dominick King

      What’s wrong with picking Randle with the 7th pick?

      • kookiebuger

        Well Randle is an undersized PF, who plays under the rim, can only finish with one hand (left), can’t spread the floor, can’t play defense, mainly used pump fakes and spin moves, and played a lot of bully ball against weaker defenders. He fell from a guaranteed top 3 pick to a top 10 pick for a reason.

        • OBTonyD

          He’s basically Zach Randolph. I’d be happy with that at #7.

          • LakeShooo

            With penguin arms

          • kookiebuger

            Not really Z-Bo’s wingspan is 7’2 compared to Randle’s 6’11 wingspan plus Randle is 270 pounds with an outside J and an elite post game compared to Randle who doesn’t have any of that, at least not yet.

      • dencio

        I’m sure he’ll be good. Its just that, he’s kinda underwhelming. Marcus Smart, Embiid, or Gordon has more of a “wow” factor.

    • Kale Pinder

      Randle is a steal at 7. Though i’d rather have Smart personally.

      • Badazztj12

        Well I wanted Lakers to trade the pick for MCW and 10th pick or MCW and Thad Young

        • Kale Pinder

          That I could do, but thats very unlikely to happen

  • Anwar

    I don’t think randle is big enough to play the way he does in the nba. He won’t be able to muscle around people like he did in college. I would go with smart or trade down to get Gordon or lavine

    • Kale Pinder

      LaVine is to big of a risk for me. I’d take Gordon, Randle, or Smart at 7

    • Tony Dabit

      See Zach Randolph. They are basically the same player.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    We out here man.Lets keep the fucking seventh pick and quit playing stupid games with the media we need to win in this draft god yes keep the pick thank you.Draft Marcus Smart and thank me later.:-)

  • vdogg

    i am fine with randle.. but i think that smart is a game changer at the PG position. the lakers can always pick up another PF in free agency..

  • Lakers Make Me Dance

    Draft Marcus Smart we need a great point guard and he is just great.All Lakers fans ever bitch about is our point guard position since 2010 that’s all we bitch about.Lets finally make this a legit position on our team lets put fear in other teams instead of them always having their way with us.We need a Chris Paul stopper GAME OVER CLIPPERS!Lakers stop CP3 with Marcus Smart.Select Smart.

  • jeremy

    so lets see last time lakers had a top 10 pick they got bynum so who the choice this time around

  • shrek is love

    Draft vonleh if he is still around but if he isnt then draft smart.

  • VillainKing

    Marcus Smart is my main guy in this draft..hope the Lakers draft him at 7..

    • jeremy

      not unless the jazz get him base on rumors

      • VillainKing

        yeah but that is only rumors..we don’t know what’s gonna really happen..

        • jeremy

          anything can happen after the first two picks since the cavs and bucks are likely to get wiggins and parker

          • VillainKing

            Smart goes 6th..heheheh

  • sbooth44

    Too many uninformed parrots banging on Randle with stupid short arm comments.

    Here is the factual body measurement data:
    Julius Randle 6’9, 250 lbs., with a 7’0 Wingspan!

    Source:
    NBA Draft Combine

    • Charles

      With a standing reach of 8’9 and 29″ no-step vertical. Very little defensive upside and how will his offense translate when he can’t bully everyone. His J is just too inconsistent now

  • Lakers4Life

    Time to trade Randle along with Nash. Create some cap space for the win.

  • DC00noor

    Wow, that .8 blocks per game in UK really screams improved rim protection and low post defense for the Lakers huh? Oh, and his real height is 6’7 1/2 barefoot.

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