Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Best draft picks of 2010s

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Honorable Mentions

Kyle Kuzma: The only remaining member of the famed young core, Kuzma has not reached the heights of his rookie season. A highly inconsistent player with All-Star scoring potential.

Lonzo BallLonzo struggled to meet the expectations of being the 2nd overall pick. His Lakers career was littered with injuries and wildly inconsistent performances. Lonzo shined on the defensive side of the ball quickly becoming one of the better defensive guards in the NBA early on in his Lakers career.

Josh HartA fan-favorite of the purple and gold. Known for his effort on both ends of the floor and for his numerous missed high 5’s, Hart while not the most talented member of the young core, gave constant effort for the Lakers during his stint.

Jordan Clarkson:  One of the OG members of the Lakers 1st young core iteration, Clarkson was a great find in the 2nd round of the draft. Capable of scoring in bunches, JC epitomized the young swag era of the Lakers when they were searching for a new identity as Kobe Bryant‘s career was coming to an end.

Larry Nance Jr: Capable of posterizing any player in the NBA, Larry Nance Jr. was another OG member of the Lakers young core. His ability to dunk was a sight to behold for fans of the purple and gold. He gave non-stop effort on both ends of the floor and quickly became a fan-favorite very early in his Lakers career.

Thomas Bryant: Never really got his opportunity to prove himself with the Lakers, now showing how good of a player he is with the Washington Wizards.

Ivica ZubacThe son of Larry Nance Jr, Ivica Zubac, now a member of the rival Los Angeles Clippers has shown himself to be a starting-caliber player in this league. With his impressive size, Zubac will be a long-serving veteran in the NBA.