The Los Angeles Lakers over the course of the 2010s were forced into lottery hell. A place in which over their illustrious history they had not become accustomed to. With the end of the 2010s, here are 3 of the best draft picks made during the 2010s.
Between 2010 and the present day, the Los Angeles Lakers have gone through some serious changes. Starting off the decade, the purple and gold were flying high having won back to back Championships in 2009 and 2010 beating the Orlando Magic in 2009 and the much-hated Boston Celtics in 2010.
With the 2010 championship going 7 games, it was a sweet moment for fans of the purple and gold. Beating Boston in Game 7 and taking the Larry O’Brien trophy to Staples is what dreams are made of for Lakers Nation.
However, after such wonderful highs, the next decade was met with a vast amount of lows.
The vetoed Chris Paul trade, the Steve Nash and Dwight Howard trades which led to Nash getting injured early in his Lakers career and Dwight leaving for Houston the next summer. Kobe suffering a torn Achilles, the Lakers missing out on numerous free agents and the Lakers saying goodbye to the Black Mamba.
The only source of hope during the barren years was the draft picks.
While many of the drafts picks have gone onto new situations, a smile greets a fans’ face when a member of the famed young core shines.
Here are 3 of the top draft picks made by the Lakers during the 2010s.