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Andy Katz � Verified account ‏@ESPNAndyKatz

Cal's Jaylen Brown said on ESPN2 he has been told he would go 1-10 in the draft.

Mark Medina � Verified account ‏@MarkG_Medina

The Lakers are one of several teams to interview Jaylen Brown at the NBA draft combine in Chicago

One of the possible players at 3rd pick, I guess???


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kkennon1 wrote:

Andy Katz � Verified account ‏@ESPNAndyKatz

Cal's Jaylen Brown said on ESPN2 he has been told he would go 1-10 in the draft.

Mark Medina � Verified account ‏@MarkG_Medina

The Lakers are one of several teams to interview Jaylen Brown at the NBA draft combine in Chicago

One of the possible players at 3rd pick, I guess???

BREAKING!!!: J. Brown will go somewhere between 1-10! Lol thanks Katz.

I am glad the Lakers are doing their homework with him, he'd be my 3rd choice probably.


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What if Ingram & Simmons don't go 1-2 based off a team picking 2nd's need? What if they are set at SF so with the 2nd pick a team like Minnesota or Milwaukee decide to take a flyer on Bender instead. Odds are low, but if we're third, there's still a small chance one of them could fall to us. With Porzingis' success some GM could reach for Bender. And just last year Okafor went from the consensus top pick, to the 2nd pick and then surprisingly got passed on at 2 on draft night and fell to third. Don't see any way Simmons falls passed 2, especially since a team set at SF could say they want to play him at PF, but if Simmons goes 1, I could see one of those two teams passing on Ingram. Possibly.

I think Minny would rather put another big next to KAT than to add another long scoring wing. They already have Wiggins. Just pondering.


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JJCali wrote:
BREAKING!!!: J. Brown will go somewhere between 1-10! Lol thanks Katz.

I am glad the Lakers are doing their homework with him, he'd be my 3rd choice probably.

Yeah, also saw where Murray impressed them in interview, but we don't need another guard.


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Looks like the price for buying a 2nd round pick went up. Price of second-round picks rising CHICAGO � The 2016 NBA draft is considered by many NBA executives to be fairly weak in terms of star-caliber talent. But few think it is a shallow class. With the draft combine in full swing, the sheer quantity of NBA-caliber talent has teams exploring ways to acquire more draft picks. The trend is particularly noticeable among teams picking in the second round, where � as opposed to the first round and its rigid rookie salary scale � there are no restrictions on the type of contracts teams can negotiate with players. Many teams now try to sign contracts up to three or four years in length for second-round picks, with only a portion of the deal being guaranteed up front. If they are fortunate enough to uncover an NBA-rotation caliber player in that range, they can enjoy having that player under contract for a rate far below market value for many years. The Miami Heat did that with 2015 second-rounder Josh Richardson, the No. 40 overall pick who agreed to a three-year, $2.5 million deal. Toronto gave Norman Powell three years and $2.5 million after selecting him at No. 46 in 2015. With the NBA salary cap rising this summer that is something more teams will try to do. Even if a team signs a player to a small guarantee in the $1.5 million range and it doesn't pan out, it's not the end of the world. A team can simply cut ties and try its luck again. Second-round picks could once be had for pennies on the dollar, but those days are long gone, multiple NBA executives in Chicago told The Vertical. Second-round picks are now at such a premium that it's likely we'll see some sold....


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kkennon1 wrote:
Yeah, also saw where Murray impressed them in interview, but we don't need another guard.

I'd be pissed if we got another guard with the third pick. Especially a scoring guard like Hield or Murray (which are the only 2 you'd consider there). We don't need that at all! If not Brown, I might even reach for Jacob Poeltl. He's supposed to be the best center in the nation this year and best defensive big, and he's a legit 7 footer. He averaged 17.2 & 9.1 and shot 65% from the floor. He's improving offensively and can finish with either hand. He'd be a "need pick" but when you only have 5 guys on the floor, that's ok IMO.


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JJCali wrote:
I'd be pissed if we got another guard with the third pick. Especially a scoring guard like Hield or Murray (which are the only 2 you'd consider there). We don't need that at all! If not Brown, I might even reach for Jacob Poeltl. He's supposed to be the best center in the nation this year and best defensive big, and he's a legit 7 footer. He averaged 17.2 & 9.1 and shot 65% from the floor. He's improving offensively and can finish with either hand. He'd be a "need pick" but when you only have 5 guys on the floor, that's ok IMO.

My 1st thought would be if that happened, one of our current guards is on his way out. But yeah, I'd be pissed too!!!


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kkennon1 wrote:
My 1st thought would be if that happened, one of our current guards is on his way out. But yeah, I'd be pissed too!!!

I wouldn't be pissed if he's the best available at the pick. In such a case like that, Clarkson would have to be moved IMO. I just can't wait to see what actually unfolds.


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More possible 2nd rounders. Lakers Draft News: L.A. To Workout Isaiah Briscoe, Ben Bentil, Troy Williams By Corey Hansford - 05/13/2016 40 Facebook Twitter  While it is still unknown whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers will keep their first-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, they are ensured to have their second-round pick at number 32 overall. The Lakers have holes just about everywhere on the roster, so they surely are checking out a number of different prospects.  The Lakers have had some good luck in the second-round recently with Jordan Clarkson looking like a steal. Additionally, players such as Draymond Green, Hassan....


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Briscoe is a very very good defender and can drive to the basket and draw contact and hit layups with bothe hands. He just doesn't have a jumper but I'm sure that can be developed.


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Lol, sounds like players at combine weren't that impressive. But they did say this was a weak draft.

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Opposing GM when I mention Phil Jackson isn't at NBA draft combine: "He ain't missin' much."


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If the lakers get the 3rd pick they should take buddy hield...


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kkennon1 wrote:
Lol, sounds like players at combine weren't that impressive. But they did say this was a weak draft.

Sam Amico � ‏@AmicoHoops

Opposing GM when I mention Phil Jackson isn't at NBA draft combine: "He ain't missin' much."

That is hilarious


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Purpcity24s wrote:
If the lakers get the 3rd pick they should take buddy hield...

To be the third string SG? I'd go with Jaylen Brown. But they could go with best available and take Hield.


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3 MORE DAYS!! Come on lottery.

Surprised there's not a countdown to the lottery.


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I'm going into this expecting them to lose it, that way I won't be disappointed if it does happen.


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Oh for sure. Expect the worst, hope for the best are words to live by. I'll still be disappointed as hell, but it'll help.


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Nothing but positive thoughts...I feel good about it.


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kkennon1 wrote:
Lol, sounds like players at combine weren't that impressive. But they did say this was a weak draft.

Sam Amico � ‏@AmicoHoops

Opposing GM when I mention Phil Jackson isn't at NBA draft combine: "He ain't missin' much."

He ain't missin much but he's missing...LMAO!!!!


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First thing: Call Jerry West!

Have Luke say, "Yo, Jerry! Who is the best baller in this years draft?"

That is how you do it!


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BaadMaster wrote:
First thing: Call Jerry West!

Have Luke say, "Yo, Jerry! Who is the best baller in this years draft?"

That is how you do it!

I for one would sure love to hear his answer.....lol!


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JJCali wrote:
What if Ingram & Simmons don't go 1-2 based off a team picking 2nd's need? What if they are set at SF so with the 2nd pick a team like Minnesota or Milwaukee decide to take a flyer on Bender instead. Odds are low, but if we're third, there's still a small chance one of them could fall to us. With Porzingis' success some GM could reach for Bender. And just last year Okafor went from the consensus top pick, to the 2nd pick and then surprisingly got passed on at 2 on draft night and fell to third. Don't see any way Simmons falls passed 2, especially since a team set at SF could say they want to play him at PF, but if Simmons goes 1, I could see one of those two teams passing on Ingram. Possibly.

I think Minny would rather put another big next to KAT than to add another long scoring wing. They already have Wiggins. Just pondering.

Don't think any teams that get 1st or 2nd picks are going to pass on Simmons or Ingram, there's to big a drop in talent after them. In Wolves case, Wiggins plays sg, T. Prince was their starting sf, so think they'd love to have either. But it would be interesting to see what Bucks would do if they got 1st or 2nd pick, but I think they'd still draft one of them, and possibly trade someone else or maybe even trade pick for proven player.


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Who knows. I think they'd be smart to get a big next to Towns. And Wiggins is really a SF. Put Lavine in as SG.


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JJCali wrote:
Who knows. I think they'd be smart to get a big next to Towns. And Wiggins is really a SF. Put Lavine in as SG.

Maybe they get one in FA or if they get one of the top 2, they put Simmons at 4. I know one thing, if they do get Simmons or Ingram, that team will be very scary with thibs teaching them defense.


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JJCali wrote:
Oh for sure. Expect the worst, hope for the best are words to live by. I'll still be disappointed as hell, but it'll help.
I'm with you JJ, expecting the worst, hoping for the best. But hate Lakers have that 2nd spot, seems like teams there aways fall down. And after reading this, it just confirmed what has happened to teams at 2nd spot going into lottery. Nervous Fans On Edge As NBA Draft Lottery Approaches For Lakers By Hannah Kulik - 05/15/2016 54 Facebook Twitter  On Tuesday night, the agonizing wait will be over, and the Los Angeles Lakers will finally learn....


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kkennon1 wrote:
Maybe they get one in FA or if they get one of the top 2, they put Simmons at 4. I know one thing, if they do get Simmons or Ingram, that team will be very scary with thibs teaching them defense.

I don't really see either of them fitting too well. Maybe Simmons a little better, but his skill will be underutilized by having the ball in Rubio's hands. Oh well, I don't really care what Minny does. Just an interesting thought.


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kkennon1 wrote:
I'm with you JJ, expecting the worst, hoping for the best. But hate Lakers have that 2nd spot, seems like teams there aways fall down. And after reading this, it just confirmed what has happened to teams at 2nd spot going into lottery. Nervous Fans On Edge As NBA Draft Lottery Approaches For Lakers By Hannah Kulik - 05/15/2016 54 Facebook Twitter  Much has been written about how the team has a 55.8% chance of keeping their top selection and a 44.2% chance of losing it. Such odds are close enough to create anxiety in even the most optimistic Lakers fan. Moreover, no matter....


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I'd rather see him representing LA at the lottery than Mitch. Would be some more icing on the cake.


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I see the Lakers getting 1st or 2nd pick. They won't fall below 3 or lose the pick. If I'm right, rep me. If I don't, well don't rep me. Lol 😂


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Kerwin wrote:
I see the Lakers getting 1st or 2nd pick. They won't fall below 3 or lose the pick. If I'm right, rep me. If I don't, well don't rep me. Lol 😂

Lol!!!....Yeah I think we get #2 at worst and that's still not bad. Breathe everybody.....Breathe....lol.


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userpete1037 wrote:
I'd rather see him representing LA at the lottery than Mitch. Would be some more icing on the cake.

Kobe? Yeah that would have been pretty cool.


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userpete1037 wrote:
Lol!!!....Yeah I think we get #2 at worst and that's still not bad. Breathe everybody.....Breathe....lol.

I'm expecting us to lose the pick. If I'm right, don't rep me!


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JJCali wrote:
Kobe? Yeah that would have been pretty cool.

Yes sir. But oh well.


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I am pointing my remote at the calendar, but gah! the fast forward button doesn't seem to be working


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Luke... wrote:
I am pointing my remote at the calendar, but gah! the fast forward button doesn't seem to be working

about 30 more hours.


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JJCali wrote:
I'm expecting us to lose the pick. If I'm right, don't rep me!

Nooo!!!!....Only positive thinking man...lol.


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userpete1037 wrote:
Nooo!!!!....Only positive thinking man...lol.

I like your positivity. I'm a pessimist, and like I said Hope for the best, Expect the worst.

Words to live by. Don't set yourself up for disappointment. You stay positive and I'll give you credit if we win the lottery lol. I really hope we don't lose it, but Mitch is smart to just plan like we do t have a pick. And if we get one then great!


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:

Absolutely!!!!!!!.....lol.


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Last time I check, the 2nd worst record ended up getting the 1st pick was the 1996 76ers the year Kobe began his career. Now fast forward 20 years now he's gone I think luck is on our side. One more Kobe magic. Lol


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Kerwin wrote:
Last time I check, the 2nd worst record ended up getting the 1st pick was the 1996 76ers the year Kobe began his career. Now fast forward 20 years now he's gone I think luck is on our side. One more Kobe magic. Lol

I'd rather have Kobe represent us at the lottery than that moron kupchak who has already gone public stating that he's planning for the worst. Don't need such Debbie downers if you want to attract good fortune...lol.


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Kerwin wrote:
Last time I check, the 2nd worst record ended up getting the 1st pick was the 1996 76ers the year Kobe began his career. Now fast forward 20 years now he's gone I think luck is on our side. One more Kobe magic. Lol

Yeah, I just posted that too. Let's hope.


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JJCali I know forgot to quote on it, but yeah I hope we do keep the pick!


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:

Well he certainly isn't going to get anywhere near the 100 million some said he would get. Probably because Nike realized he isn't that guy.


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Time to pray to ping pong balls' gods...At 5pm PST in NY today a ping ball machine will spit out some numbers, which may very well shape the future of this franchise for the next 15 years. ESPN will be broadcasting it live.


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Apollon wrote:
Time to pray to ping pong balls' gods...At 5pm PST in NY today a ping ball machine will spit out some numbers, which may very well shape the future of this franchise for the next 15 years. ESPN will be broadcasting it live.

Amen to that. Keep the faith.


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userpete1037 wrote:
Lol!!!....Yeah I think we get #2 at worst and that's still not bad. Breathe everybody.....Breathe....lol.
since I really like our core, especially Randle and Russell, I'm starting to think maybe getting the second overall pick might be better for us. Why? I think Simmons goes number one overall. I think Ingram may be the better fit since he will undoubtedly be a SF. Simmons could be a 3 or 4 and we already have Randle and Nance Jr.


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gemfow wrote:
since I really like our core, especially Randle and Russell, I'm starting to think maybe getting the second overall pick might be better for us. Why? I think Simmons goes number one overall. I think Ingram may be the better fit since he will undoubtedly be a SF. Simmons could be a 3 or 4 and we already have Randle and Nance Jr.

I'd rather have the best player regardless of position.


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kkennon1 wrote:
I'd rather have the best player regardless of position.

Best player regardless of position at number 2 would be Ingram, so you should be happy.


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