NBA Mock Draft Round-Up: Aaron Gordon, Noah Vonleh mocked to Lakers

Feb 6, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) watches from the sidelines during the second half against the Oregon Ducks at McKale Center. Arizona won 67-65. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Many Lakers fans have already switched focus to the NBA Draft, diving into mock drafts and draft profiles. Some of the more reputable sites released their latest mock drafts recently, giving a look at who the Lakers could be targeting for the draft.

 

NBADraft.net most recently updated their mock draft Tuesday evening, with the Lakers slotted at the #5 spot. Interestingly, they have the Lakers taking Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh over players like Dante Exum and Marcus Smart. Exum is most notable because of his interest in the Lakers and Kobe Bryant.

 

Draft Express updated theirs on Monday, when the Lakers were still in the #8 spot. Even then, they predicted the Lakers taking Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon. Gordon has drawn comparisons to Blake Griffin or Kenneth Faried for his explosive, energetic style. A raw prospect, Gordon is seen as a bit of a project player, but one with lots of potential.

 

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman released the first edition of his mock draft, with the Lakers slotted in the #8 spot. In a bit of a surprise, he projects the Lakers to take freshman point guard Tyler Ennis out of Syracuse. Ennis is a floor general who lacks great size or speed, but has a high basketball IQ. The Lakers very likely could be targeting a point guard, but taking Ennis inside the top ten would likely be seen as a reach.

 

With many, many months before the draft, nearly every prospect will be linked to the Lakers in once capacity or another. Outside of Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, and Andrew Wiggins, who would YOU like to see the Lakers draft?

Topics: Aaron Gordon, Draft, Los Angeles Lakers, Mock, NBA, Noah Vonleh, Rumors, Tyler Ennis

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  • Conor Cahill

    Exum or smart sounds good to me. I wouldn’t take Gordon or Vonleh before either.

  • Marty Susman

    The only thing about all this draft stuff is it is based on this hers crop of free agents….If for example the Lakers were to get say Greg Monroe, then they would not need to draft a center, if by miracle they are able to get or sure they will get say K. Irving or Jon Wall then they don’t draft a point & if they can pre Harrison Barnes out of Golden State for say Johnson & Blake to make the GS bench stronger, then we would again look elsewhere for the draft pick…… As for the coach, bottom line here is really simple, Phil the duel coach & head guy at home & Byron Scott as the away co coach….