As the 2016 NBA Draft approaches, the Los Angeles Lakers are deep in the pre-draft process. The team has notably worked out presumptive second overall pick Brandon Ingram as well as likely lottery prospects Jaylen Brown and Skal Labissiere. Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield appears to be next on the list.
But as all three of those players will be drafted in the first round as some of the best prospects available in this draft class, the Lakers still have work to do regarding their second round pick. With the 32nd overall pick, LAL will hopefully be able to draft another contributor to join their young core.
Well, it appears they are starting to start that process as well, having already worked out Wayne Selden, Jr. according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.
Selden, Jr. is a 6’6″, 232 pound shooting guard out of Kansas. The 21-year-old is a decent three point shooter, hitting 38% of his attempts last season and has the body to potentially be a good defender in the future.
Outside of those two potential skills, Selden does not project as much of a contributor elsewhere. But he does have enough ability to make one believe he could be a solid role player if everything works out well.
As it stands now, DraftExpress has Selden as its 47th best prospect and there seem to be several better prospects from which to pick at #32 for the Lakers. But if the workout went well, perhaps the Lakers will be enticed to draft the Kansas product either with their pick or by buying another one later in the draft.