The Los Angeles Lakers held one other pre-draft exercise on Saturday morning, this time for Louisville’s Carlik Jones, SMU’s Feron Hunt, Missouri’s Jeremiah Tilmon, Creighton’s Mitch Ballock, Texas’ Greg Brown and Utah State’s Neemias Queta.
With the 2021 NBA Draft arising this week, the Lakers are working out of time to judge prospects for the No. 22 total decide in addition to potential second-rounders and undrafted gamers to fill out their Summer time League roster.
This exercise was headlined by Brown, who might be a possible choice for the Lakers at 22, and in addition Queta, who’s projected to go within the second spherical however has already interviewed with the Lakers at the combine.
Brown is a small ahead that performed one season at Texas, averaging 9.3 factors and 6.2 rebounds. He offers nice size at 6’9″ with a 7’0″ wingspan and can be very younger at simply 19 years of age.
Queta performed three seasons at Utah State and is coming off a profession 12 months, averaging 14.9 factors, 10.1 rebounds and three.3 blocks. The middle’s draft inventory has continued to rise all through the method.
Potential Summer time League prospects
The remainder of the gamers the Lakers labored out on Saturday – Jones, Hunt, Tilmon and Ballock – are all both projected to go late within the second spherical or undrafted. Whereas the Lakers don’t presently personal any second-round picks, there may be at all times potential to commerce for or purchase a decide, so it is smart to nonetheless meet with and work out gamers anticipated to go in that vary.
Even when the Lakers don’t transfer into the second spherical, there may be additionally the chance to signal undrafted free brokers so as to add to the Summer time League roster.
The Lakers have discovered gems this manner up to now, so there is no such thing as a doubt their scouting division is tough at work looking for the following diamond within the tough.
The NBA draft is about for this Thursday evening with free company to observe shortly after on Aug 2.
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