Like Kray and others have said, just because its supposed to be a weak draft doesnt mean we cant come away with a couple steals, sleepers and question marks.
We have 4 picks which we could do two different things with:
1.) Use all of the picks and draft guys that could potentially make a difference immediately and if they dont pan out, we dont have to pay them. Its a crap shoot, but with our recent draft history in the second round, I believe if we use all 4 picks, we will come away with at least 2 solid players. Its tuff to say now who we should get now, but perimeter players should be a must. When I say perimeter players, I mean guys that can either defend and play smart and within the offense or guys that can shoot and create their own shots that can be used as situational players.
2.) We use any combo (Draft 1 pick, trade 3, Draft 2 picks, trade 2 or Draft 3 picks, trade 1). This option is what I am hoping for. Especially the draft 2 guys and trade the next two picks. By doing this we can hopefully draft the two guys that are high in the Lakers FO minds. The people we should draft follow the same criteria as in 1. This means we have two picks left to trade to other teams that are looking to rebuild or shed unwanted players (Cleveland - Sessions, Memphis - Mayo). We can combine them with the TPE or use the TPE by itself and try and steal one of these players that fit our needs.
Just because its a weak draft, it doesnt mean we dont still have some leverage when it comes to getting players that would fit the needs of the team.
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