Lakers Draft News: Aaron Gordon expected to declare for draft


Mar 27, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) dunks the ball against the San Diego State Aztecs during the second half in the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. The Wildcats defeated the Aztecs 70-64. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The pool of prospects available to be selected in the draft this June seems to be growing by the day now, and Aaron Gordon is the latest rumored prospect to put his name in the mix. After a fantastic run in the NCAA Tournament, Gordon and the Arizona Wildcats were ousted Saturday night by the Wisconsin Badgers. According to various sources, it was likely Gordon’s last game for Arizona.

Gordon is a high-flying, exciting player who has drawn comparisons mostly to Kenneth Faried and Blake Griffin, although the former is a more apt comparison. Still, Gordon is expected to be a top 10 pick and, considering the Lakers recent winning ways, may be right in their wheelhouse on draft night.

To read more about Aaron Gordon, read our piece which compared him to other possible draft pick Noah Vonleh, or read our draft profile focusing entirely on him.