The Lakers were going to get someone good with their $4.9-million exception. On the other hand, they needed help at several positions, which was why Coach Phil Jackson went to the Chicago pre-draft camp for the first time, looking for the rare rookie who might play for him right away.
Jackson had hoped Scottie Pippen might come for their next-biggest exception, $1.5 million, but now it was understood that wouldn't happen. Now the Lakers hoped to use that money for a player such as Lucious Harris.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-hei ... nes-sports
Hmmmm... I'd take him over Pike... There's our outside shooter.