Lakers are aggressively pursuing the purchase of second-round picks in Thursday's NBA Draft too, league sources tell ESPN. Those picks will offer two important things for LA: acquisition of inexpensive labor and ability to exceed the salary cap with those minimum contracts. https://t.co/19s9qn8Lbm
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 19, 2019
The Los Angeles Lakers may have added a colossal talent to their roster, but the team is still in need of an overhaul. Entering Thursday night’s draft, they will be without a draft pick after trading the fourth selection to acquire Anthony Davis. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers are looking to fill out their roster later in the draft.
The Lakers have found gems in late rounds such as Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., and Ivica Zubac. This provides hope that the Lakers can add around LeBron James and Davis while saving a little money. It’s important that they hit on these margins in the hopes that they can figure out what date their deal with the New Orleans Pelicans becomes official. If they cannot push the date past July 6th, their cap space will be limited and make pick acquisitions a greater need.
Guys like Tacko Fall, who worked out for the team, and Kyle Guy are two names to keep an eye on. Both are upperclassmen with legitimate NBA skills that can be used immediately. With their cornerstones in place, the Lakers will be able to focus on these possible additions to aid in their resurgence.