Lakers Rumors: Team Looking to Move Up in NBA Draft?
During a chat with Sam Amico of Fox Sports, the question arose discussing the Los Angeles Lakers and the upcoming NBA Draft. As of now the team has just one pick, 60th overall, and won’t have a lot of options when they finally find themselves on the clock.
According to Amico, however, the team might be looking to move up in the draft and try to secure a higher quality point guard.
Sam Amico: Lakers are trying to get into first round — and word is, they like the Baylor guys (Miller and Perry Jones III).
Question: Who are Lakers likely dancing partners for a trade?
Sam Amico: Houston and Boston. Each has two mid-to-late first rounders. Also possibly the Hawks at No. 23.
Moving up to the middle or end of the first round would certainly open a lot of doors for the Lakers that will be long since closed if the team sticks to the 60th pick.
The team spent its first two draft picks last season on guards (Darius Morris, Andrew Goudelock) as well, and could find themselves with a bit of a logjam at the guard position if they draft another youngster. But with Ramon Sessions opting for free agency, there’s no guarantee he will return next season either.