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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 12:41 pm    Post subject: 2022 Lakers Draft News

I know we have a 2022 draft thread in the draft lounge, but I believe we've been allowed to have a draft thread in the Lakers Lounge since it gets more eyes. Mods, if this is not OK, please let me know and remove.

The Lakers do not have a 1st or 2nd round pick.... yet.

They will run some workouts tomorrow Tuesday May 10, 2022:

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Lakers holding predraft workouts Tuesday with following:
DeVante’ Jones – Michigan
Jeriah Horne – Tulsa
Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu – UT Arlington
Jamaree Bouyea – San Francisco
Jordan Usher – Georgia Tech
Grant Golden – Richmond

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 1:05 pm    Post subject:

are they all 6'3" and under?
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 1:05 pm    Post subject:

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are they all 6'3" and under?



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 1:20 pm    Post subject:

G'damnit Rob. This is one of the most exciting parts of the year.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 1:27 pm    Post subject:

23 year old 6'7" SG Jordan Usher

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 1:38 pm    Post subject:

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are they all 6'3" and under?




You forgot to add "one dimensional", we don't want anyone wasting energy on defense.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 2:25 pm    Post subject:

The Clippers didn’t have a draft pick but used cash to draft Brandon Boston in the second round. That is something that the Lakers should be doing, using their revenue to improve the team.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 2:30 pm    Post subject:

Did the Lakers convince Austin to not take a late 2nd round contract in order to be an Undrafted Free Agent?
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 3:58 pm    Post subject:

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Did the Lakers convince Austin to not take a late 2nd round contract in order to be an Undrafted Free Agent?


Yes.
Kid had crazy confidence to accept it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 4:05 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
epic_ wrote:
Did the Lakers convince Austin to not take a late 2nd round contract in order to be an Undrafted Free Agent?


Yes.
Kid had crazy confidence to accept it.


Way to go scouts/FO! We'll need something like this next year.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 4:14 pm    Post subject:

epic_ wrote:
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epic_ wrote:
Did the Lakers convince Austin to not take a late 2nd round contract in order to be an Undrafted Free Agent?


Yes.
Kid had crazy confidence to accept it.


Way to go scouts/FO! We'll need something like this next year.


Our scout has been consistently good those last few years. Our front office, OTOH...
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 4:26 pm    Post subject:

Mike's mock draft https://fanspo.com/u/mikeg7195/draft-big-boards/8D-AIKcYuEmCem/may-1-mock-draft

Safe to say the juniors and seniors could fall to the second round and/or undrafted.

The top junior is 6'6" SG Jalen Williams at No. 19

The top senior is 6'10" PF Pete Nance at No. 27

Perhaps the Lakers work out a deal if they fall out of the first round, offer a more desirable undrafted free agent contract.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 5:04 pm    Post subject:

Just think of it as the Lakers have a pick in the low 60s and then following the draft becomes easier.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 5:07 pm    Post subject:

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Just think of it as the Lakers have a pick in the low 60s and then following the draft becomes easier.


This puts immense pressure on the next laker pick.

It better be the next Jordan (Poole).
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 5:22 pm    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
Mike's mock draft https://fanspo.com/u/mikeg7195/draft-big-boards/8D-AIKcYuEmCem/may-1-mock-draft

Safe to say the juniors and seniors could fall to the second round and/or undrafted.

The top junior is 6'6" SG Jalen Williams at No. 19

The top senior is 6'10" PF Pete Nance at No. 27

Perhaps the Lakers work out a deal if they fall out of the first round, offer a more desirable undrafted free agent contract.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 11:02 pm    Post subject:

epic_ wrote:
danzag wrote:
epic_ wrote:
Did the Lakers convince Austin to not take a late 2nd round contract in order to be an Undrafted Free Agent?


Yes.
Kid had crazy confidence to accept it.


Way to go scouts/FO! We'll need something like this next year.


With pick #61, the Los Angeles Lakers select ...

Wait, there are only 58 picks this year. So we get the 59th pick without doing anything.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 3:04 am    Post subject:

This is a good thing, it is a way you can find players like Austin Reaves, or Alex Caruso, undrafted players who end up NBA rotation level players.

And you could also find maybe a guy that you feel can be a useful player using a 2nd round pick, in which case you probably buy a 2nd round pick. There's also teams that sometimes want to get some cash in and trade away their 1st round pick.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 9:55 am    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
Mike's mock draft https://fanspo.com/u/mikeg7195/draft-big-boards/8D-AIKcYuEmCem/may-1-mock-draft

Safe to say the juniors and seniors could fall to the second round and/or undrafted.

The top junior is 6'6" SG Jalen Williams at No. 19

The top senior is 6'10" PF Pete Nance at No. 27

Perhaps the Lakers work out a deal if they fall out of the first round, offer a more desirable undrafted free agent contract.


Thank you.

I'm still continuing work, but of course changes will happen while more information about draft candidates and workouts come out.

https://lakersdraft.substack.com/p/my-watch-has-begun?s=w

I wasn't even thinking about "top junior or top senior," really, just guys who I think can play. It cuts out the idea of having ageism skewing my perception.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 10:41 am    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
Mike's mock draft https://fanspo.com/u/mikeg7195/draft-big-boards/8D-AIKcYuEmCem/may-1-mock-draft

Safe to say the juniors and seniors could fall to the second round and/or undrafted.

The top junior is 6'6" SG Jalen Williams at No. 19

The top senior is 6'10" PF Pete Nance at No. 27

Perhaps the Lakers work out a deal if they fall out of the first round, offer a more desirable undrafted free agent contract.


Thank you.

I'm still continuing work, but of course changes will happen while more information about draft candidates and workouts come out.

https://lakersdraft.substack.com/p/my-watch-has-begun?s=w

I wasn't even thinking about "top junior or top senior," really, just guys who I think can play. It cuts out the idea of having ageism skewing my perception.


What's the rationale for leaving Shaedon Sharpe out of the top 10? He could easily go #1 IMO.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 2:19 pm    Post subject:

KindCrippler2000 wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
Mike's mock draft https://fanspo.com/u/mikeg7195/draft-big-boards/8D-AIKcYuEmCem/may-1-mock-draft

Safe to say the juniors and seniors could fall to the second round and/or undrafted.

The top junior is 6'6" SG Jalen Williams at No. 19

The top senior is 6'10" PF Pete Nance at No. 27

Perhaps the Lakers work out a deal if they fall out of the first round, offer a more desirable undrafted free agent contract.


Thank you.

I'm still continuing work, but of course changes will happen while more information about draft candidates and workouts come out.

https://lakersdraft.substack.com/p/my-watch-has-begun?s=w

I wasn't even thinking about "top junior or top senior," really, just guys who I think can play. It cuts out the idea of having ageism skewing my perception.


What's the rationale for leaving Shaedon Sharpe out of the top 10? He could easily go #1 IMO.


Defense, lack of ability to read the backline offensively, total lack of playmaking tape, levels of ball handling, weak HS competition in terms of intensity.

He's more projection than what is shown on gametape. This isn't like LeBron or Kobe, both whom have shown A TON more on both ends of the floor against more difficult competition at younger ages.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 2:48 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
epic_ wrote:
Did the Lakers convince Austin to not take a late 2nd round contract in order to be an Undrafted Free Agent?


Yes.
Kid had crazy confidence to accept it.



That's not quite right.

The Lakers told Austin's agent that they would offer him a two-way contract if no one drafted him.

On draft night, the Pistons told Reeves agent they were going to take Reeves with the 41st pick and offer him a two-way contract. It was a courtesy call since they weren't going to offer him a second-round contract.

Reeves preferred the Lakers and asked them not to draft him.

But it's not like Reeves turned down guaranteed money -- the Pistons offer was identical to our offer. And all he could do is request the Pistons not draft him -- he couldn't stop a team from drafting him.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 2:50 pm    Post subject:

No one wants to be drafted in the second round. Most second round picks are unsigned and stashed overseas.

Still waiting for Jaylen Hands NBA debut.
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https://lakersdraft.substack.com/p/two-things-about-julian-strawther?s=w
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 8:55 pm    Post subject:

activeverb wrote:
danzag wrote:
epic_ wrote:
Did the Lakers convince Austin to not take a late 2nd round contract in order to be an Undrafted Free Agent?


Yes.
Kid had crazy confidence to accept it.



That's not quite right.

The Lakers told Austin's agent that they would offer him a two-way contract if no one drafted him.

On draft night, the Pistons told Reeves agent they were going to take Reeves with the 41st pick and offer him a two-way contract. It was a courtesy call since they weren't going to offer him a second-round contract.

Reeves preferred the Lakers and asked them not to draft him.

But it's not like Reeves turned down guaranteed money -- the Pistons offer was identical to our offer. And all he could do is request the Pistons not draft him -- he couldn't stop a team from drafting him.



The top ten or so 2nd rounders did get NBA contract, then it's down to two-way or make-good contracts. If a team is willing to offer standard NBA contract, even more than the minimum, with its cap space or exceptions, the team has an advantage to lure 2nd round prospects. If the team truly loves a player, the money could be spent this way instead of buying a pick.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 11:09 pm    Post subject:

If I can give smth to Lakers FO is scouting which is great. We have found so many great prospects and players through the years. I hope they can get some 2nd round pick somehow and draft someone good or at least serviceable player like Reaves. I am sure there is someone, just its their job to get that one pick.
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