Mar 30, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard/forward James Young (1) passes the ball away from Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) in the second half of the finals of the midwest regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Lottery Workout Wednesday

All of the key players predicted to be available at the Lakers pick are a workout for the Lakers on Wednesday.



Links to player profiles and draft status can be found in the LakeShowLife Draft Guide.

There is a very strong chance for 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 play with those players during the workout. Some players may standout over others individually, but that isn’t an indicator of long-term NBA success.  Kwame Brown did very well in a workout against Tyson Chandler, mostly owing to his extra 20-30lbs. in strength.  Tyson Chandler was the guy who became a defensive anchor, a Team USA Gold medalist, and NBA champion. Kwame Brown led a career of frustration against high expectations.

Mar 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Creighton Bluejays forward Doug McDermott (3) drives against Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns guard Elfrid Payton (2) in the second half of a men

All of these players are expected to do well at the NBA level.  Each of them have outstanding, specific talents, whether it’s defense, dribble-penetration, perimeter shooting court-vision, paint play, basketball IQ and the size and athleticism to hang with current NBA players.

Hopefully, the Lakers key in on the one thing that makes one player stand-out amongst the rest, and keep it quiet. Otherwise, other teams may draft the same guy before #7 rolls around.

It’ll be interesting to see who the Lakers choose as their favorite among peers.


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