2017 NBA Draft: Los Angeles Lakers trade down for 30th pick, take Josh Hart

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The Los Angeles Lakers have traded the 28th pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft to the Utah Jazz for the 30th pick in the first round and the 42nd overall pick, coming in the second round.

With the 30th pick, the Lakers selected Villanova guard Josh Hart.

Last season with Villanova, Hart averaged 18.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals on 40.4 percent three-point shooting and 51 percent field goal shooting.

Hart was named 2016-17 Big East Player of the Year and a consensus first team All-American and a Naismith Award finalist, USBWA finalist and a Wooden Award finalist.

The Lakers acquired the pick in a trade with the Houston Rockets at the trade deadline in February. In the deal, Los Angeles sent Lou Williams in return for the Rockets’ first-round draft pick and Corey Brewer

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