Sport NBA Draft 2017: Lakers looking to add another first-round pick, report says

16:05  19 june  2017
16:05  19 june  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Report: Lakers talking to teams about trading second pick

  Report: Lakers talking to teams about trading second pick The Los Angeles Lakers sit in a pretty darn good position heading into the 2017 NBA Draft. They are currently slated to pick second overall with former UCLA standout Lonzo Ball being the likeliest selection there. With that said, new team president Magic Johnson may very well look to make a splash during the draft itself.According to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have taken calls about the second pick. More than that, first-year general manager Rob Pelinka has also made some calls about potentially dealing away the pick.

The 2017 NBA Draft is still over three weeks away, but teams are already preparing for how it might shake out. This year’s class certainly projects to be far better than a year ago both at the top of the draft and in terms of depth, meaning two first round picks for the Los Angeles Lakers could be quite the

The Lakers should still probably look to add the best young piece they can to continue building this core. It's a tricky situation, but I would want a young, talented player and another first - round pick to consider 2017 NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers will reportedly work out Dominique Hawkins next week.

The Los Angeles Lakers are throwing gasoline on their rebuild fire as the team is looking to acquire another first-round pick in Thursday’s draft.

The Lakers already own the second and 28th overall picks, but are initiating talks with multiple lottery teams to get a third first-round pick, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources.

UCLA's Lonzo Ball is expected to be Los Angeles’ pick at No. 2, but Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox and Kansas’ Josh Jackson also have worked out for the team. Later in the lottery, if L.A. acquires another selection, a sharpshooter like Duke's Luke Kennard could be a potential target.

Magic Johnson reportedly ‘in love’ with Markelle Fultz, may try to trade up to No. 1 .
As it turns out, the Philadelphia 76ers may not be the only team in hot pursuit of the Boston Celtics’ No. 1 overall draft pick. According to a report by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress on Friday, Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson is “in love” with presumptive top selection Markelle Fultz and could attempt to trade up to No. 1 by offering forward Julius Randle and the No. 2 pick. Givony also adds that Fultz “murdered” a recent workout with the Lakers.Multiple sources have told me that Magic "is in love" with Fultz. May try to move up to #1, possibly with a Julius Randle + #2 pick offer.

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