All 3 Lakers draftees were worldwide players, first time in National Basketball Association history

Lynette Rowe
June 24, 2018

However, although all of the speculations around the Lakers involves Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James and Paul George, the Lakers could also make some splashes in the draft.

James is widely viewed by many to depart the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career, leading to plenty of unanswered questions on where he'll next suit up in his illustrious career.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers are expected to pursue George in free agency. "We're sticking to those core principles, which are guys that are high-IQ basketball players, that play the game the right way, that can shoot, that have length, that have versatility, that play with toughness".

I could see him moreso playing for the Clippers than I would the Lakers.

"The game, as you know, requires bigs that can spread the floor", Pelinka said.

Los Angeles went 35-47 past year, missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season. JT thinks that if the Warriors take down LeBron as a Laker it will be huge for the team and will take the fandom to a level that the championships couldn't do.

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The Lakers have said that if they do not land the max free agents they desire this summer, they will turn to the 2019 free agency and try to maintain their cap flexibility. The Lakers were the second-worst 3-point shooting team in the National Basketball Association last season. "I am just going to give it all, my 100 percent every day".

This was the first time in five years that the Lakers were not drafting in the lottery.

The 2018 draft marked the end of the Lakers' penance for the 2012 sign and trade in which they acquired Steve Nash.

The Los Angeles Lakers had a formidable starting frontcourt last season with Julius Randle and Brook Lopez.

These comments further support what Brian Windhorst of ESPN had stated during the draft on Thursday night that it will likely be a choice between the Lakers and Cavaliers this summer.

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