While it was expected that the Lakers would not be mentioned on this Draft evening, the California franchise made a move in the market at the start of the evening. Something to make the evening more interesting for fans of purples and golds…
The Draft is approaching, and therefore, the market is heating up. At the start of the evening, Adrian Wojnarowski told us that the Lakers signed a transfer with Orlando:
The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired Orlando’s No. 35 pick for a future second-round pick and cash, sources have told ESPN.
— Adrien Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2022
The Los Angeles Lakers have recovered pick number 35 from Orlando in exchange for cash and a future second round of the Draft.
Anode? Not really. After stripping themselves of their Draft picks as part of the trade ofAnthony Davis, the Angelinos had absolutely no choice available for tonight. It is now chosen done, with this 35th choice, well placed, which could allow the front office to carry out a flight. Rob Pelinka had also made no secret of his desire to obtain a 2nd round pick during the Darvin Ham presentation conference. And he kept his word.
With this new ace up their sleeve, the Angelinos hope to find a diamond in the rough in the second round, capable of contributing to the rotation. This is already what the Californian franchise had achieved with Alex Caruso and Austin Reaves, recovered after not being drafted in 2016 and 2021, respectively.
The Lakers are starting to advance their pawns on the market, and they now hope to improve this pick. You can’t go wrong tonight!