Draft Thread 2018: LA Has The #25 & #47 Overall Picks...For Now

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  1. LTLakerFan

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    Uggghh! What unfortunate timing for the kid.
     
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    When I posted that tweet a few pages ago I thought it could be great for us as hopefully this will scare some teams and he'll fall to us.
     
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    Pincus agrees with us: Lakers unlikely to use assets to move up when we need those to dump Deng.

    Cant link on my phone.
     
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  5. therealdeal

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    Nab LFR too while you're at it. :D
     
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    Pincus said there were clear signs the Lakers were in on Kuzma (part of why nbadraft.net had him at our pick) and that the Lakers were clearly picking Randle. So all this talk of Zhaire Smith strikes him as odd. He doesn't know about the 1st, but my guy Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is a solid bet in the 2nd.
     
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    I love his talent. He's by far the best shooter in the draft; automatic from well beyond NBA range. He's a rangy player with some defensive potential due to his length. He's got some growing to do, but can honestly be a starter in the league. His jumper has been compared to Klay and I absolutely see the comparison.
     
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    Ok, Cool. Thanks. He might get nabbed before 25, then?
     
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    I'd be surprised if he got to us. It's possible the broken hand chases a team or two away, but he's one of my favorites in the draft. I expect him to go in the late teens probably.
     
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    Huerter or Robinson would be slam dunk picks if we keep the 1st.
     
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    Except there is no lack of 1st round talent evaluation since a late 1st is mostly a very similar pool as an early second. Working out someone slotted in the 2nd round that you really like means you can reach with that late 1st which is exactly what we've done for the last few years.
     
  18. therealdeal

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    So with a week to the draft, the latest big board:

    1. DeAndre Ayton
    2. Mohamed Bamba
    3. Jaren Jackson Jr.
    4. Marvin Bagley III
    5. Luka Doncic
    6. Trae Young
    7. Mikal Bridges
    8. Wendell Carter
    9. Michael Porter
    10. Miles Bridges
    11. Kevin Knox
    12. Collin Sexton
    13. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    14. Lonnie Walker
    15. Kevin Huerter
    16. Robert Williams
    17. Zhaire Smith
    18. Troy Brown
    19. Mitchell Robinson
    20. Donte DiVincenzo
    21. Jerome Robinson
    22. Kieta Bates-Diop
    23. Chandler Hutchison
    24. Anfernee Simons
    25. Jacob Evans
    26. Aaron Holiday
    27. Khyri Thomas
    28. Moritz Wagner
    29. Elie Okobo
    30. Gary Trent Jr.
    31. Omari Spellman
    32. Jalen Brunson
    33. De'Anthony Melton
    34. Dzanan Musa
    35. Josh Okogie
    36. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
    37. Grayson Allen
    38. Landry Shamet
    39. Javon Carter
    40. Melvin Fraiser
    41. Rawle Alkins
    42. Brandon McCoy
    43. Shake Milton
    44. Tony Carr
    45. Rodions Kurucs
    46. Isaac Bonga
    47. Devonte' Graham
    48. Kevin Hervey
    49. Trevon Duval
    50. Hamidou Diallo
    51. Chimezie Metu
    52. Jarred Vanderbilt
    53. Alize Johnson
    54. Kostas Antetounmpo
    55. Raymond Spalding
    56. Justin Jackson (Maryland)
    57. Allonzo Trier
    58. Arnoldas Kulboka
    59. Kenrich Williams
    60. Devon Hall

    Admittedly I have to brush up on some of the real late names, but that's more or less how I'd go about this. There's some really solid value across the board in this draft.
     
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    Yeesh, Porter might be the second coming of Jabari Parker. So much talent, but may be injury prone.
     

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