How NBA players are ranked: Who they are, where they are and what they can expect to win in 2017
NBA draft pick, Julius Randle, had a nice game in the second half of the season for the Kentucky Wildcats, but it wasn’t enough to vault him into the first round.
The top pick in the draft, Lonzo Ball, is going to be a huge part of the Lakers’ future.
Randle is going in the first-round, and the Lakers should be able to secure the top pick.
The first round is typically a lottery where the Lakers have a good chance to land the top prospect, but Randle could potentially fall in the lottery and be a lottery steal.
If Ball is the first overall pick, Randle would have a legitimate shot to be the first pick, though there are a few teams that could take him.
The Lakers could also land a big-name player like the New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, who could help a team in the same draft class as the Lakers.
The NBA Draft lottery will take place on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Lakers will have a chance to snag the top overall pick if they pick first.
They can also go with the top player in the NBA Draft class, which is expected to be Kyrie Irving.
The Cavaliers are expected to draft a point guard in the top five.
The Dallas Mavericks are looking to add depth to their roster this season, and have the ability to get another star player from the draft.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will have to add a veteran guard in order to compete for a playoff spot.
The Phoenix Suns could get some help from their free agent signings with the addition of DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics could be a threat to grab a top-five pick.
This draft class is very deep, and could be very competitive.
The LA Lakers can expect a lot of success, and Randle will be one of the most important pieces for the team to come back and compete for the playoffs in the coming years.