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Which player do you most prefer the Lakers drafted?
Clint Capela - 2014 25th Pick (Randle)
1%
 1%  [ 2 ]
Nikola Jokic - 2014 41st Pick (Randle)
11%
 11%  [ 17 ]
Kristaps Porzingis - 2015 4th Pick (Russell)
39%
 39%  [ 57 ]
Devin Booker - 2015 13th Pick (Russell)
18%
 18%  [ 27 ]
Jaylen Brown - 2016 3rd Pick (Ingram)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Jamal Murray - 2016 7th Pick (Ingram)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Jayson Tatum - 2017 3rd Pick (Ball)
16%
 16%  [ 24 ]
Donovan Mitchell - 2017 13th Pick (Ball)
13%
 13%  [ 19 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Wished he was a Laker.....

Our front office has performed well in recent drafts since the beginning of the rebuild. Still, no team is perfect and there have been some players that have turned out to be really good on the board that we did not select when we had the opportunity. Keep in mind, the player selected must be balanced by removing the player we selected with the closest draft pick before they were selected. Beginning with the 2014 Draft, which player do you most wish the Lakers would have drafted?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject:

1. Donovan Mitchell

2. Jayson Tatum
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject:

I'd say Porzingis. He could become a superstar if he makes a complete recovery, and Russell hasn't improved since his rookie year. Plus Porzingis fills a big need on this team.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject:

I like Ball since he plays defense and rebounds at an important position.

However, I wish we didn't draft Russell. A healthy Porzingis or Booker would have definitely been better.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:51 pm    Post subject:

it is close....Capela and Jokic are hard to pass on in hindsight.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
I'd say Porzingis. He could become a superstar if he makes a complete recovery, and Russell hasn't improved since his rookie year. Plus Porzingis fills a big need on this team.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject:

also, it is not a direct reflection on the player we selected.....some drafts were just deeper. For example, I think most would conclude that 2016 (Ingram's draft) was one of the weaker drafts.....while 2017 (Ball's draft) was the deepest. Hence, someone may prefer Mitchell or Tatum over Ball....but they may also prefer Mitchell or Tatum over Ingram, Russell and Randle.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject:

Honestly not crazy about any of them. I'm ok with who we've got.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject:

If Lonzo doesnít take a big step next year, then missing out on Mitchell will be a bummer.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:59 pm    Post subject:

Bol wrote:
Honestly not crazy about any of them. I'm ok with who we've got.


is it possible to add an option to a poll? When I choose edit....just brings up the paragraph section.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject:

I would have preferred anyone who would still be on the team over Randle right now.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject:

I picked Porzingus simply because at the time I absolutely could not believe all the hype people here were giving Russell and that he was the number 2 pick while if you liked Porzingus you were told u had no basketball IQ and we're completely mocked. That was the only recent first round pick I absolutely could not comprehend. Porzingus without the injuries would have been a top 10 player.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject:

I was Porzingis all the way pre injury. He may come back stronger than ever, or he may be injury prone the rest of his career. Who knows. Tatum may have the most upside on that list, but itís too early to give up on Zo. He had a great rookie season himself. And the kid can defend. So I went with Booker. Dude has LA written all over him. Except if you count Porzingis and IG models. He seems to be about that Clarkson life.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject:

Capela has become the most overrated player in the league.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject:

People sure love nondefense
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject:

Iím pretty happy with our picks. Iím sad we let go of Randle, but I trust they had a good reason to let him go. And itís way too soon to know how good a pick Lonzo and some of the others will be at this point.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject:

Well looking what Randle become, I cant say anything for not drafting Jokic.

And it was really hard to predict Porzingis. But of course he is on my list at the top for sure. IMO he was a star before injury.We still do not have a star player on our team. Including young guys only of course.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:23 pm    Post subject:

Interesting, there's a slight preference for Booker over Porky.. There was a time Booker wasn't liked so much here.

Hard to say who'll have the better career.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:45 am    Post subject:

we should have traded Russels pick for Jokic, Capela and Mitchell...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:00 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
People sure love nondefense

These people don't understand what truly wins Championships.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:41 am    Post subject:

How tf is Porzingis not ahead in this poll? This should be a wash.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:59 am    Post subject:

August doldrums...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject:

A lot of the options are unfair though. I mean, with the 7th pick, are we really going to reach and pick a player going late like Capela or Jokic?

I canít even see us taking Booker or Mitchell with the #2 overall.

But if i have to pick, and try to be somewhat realistic, I guess I go with booker. I think heíd be awesome next to Lonzo
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:21 am    Post subject:

Mitchell.

I'll ALWAYS prefer smaller players that can do it all vs bigs who can shoot or defend
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