Los Angeles Lakers select Jahmi’us Ramsey in recent NBA Mock Draft

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In a recent mock draft by Bleacher Report, the Los Angeles Lakers selected a shooting guard that could help them in the playmaking department.

With the NBA season on hold, front offices are likely watching film on some of the prospects that they believe will be available whenever the NBA Draft is held. Even though the Los Angeles Lakers won’t have a top pick this season, they can still find value late in the draft.

Due to the suspension, the offseason could look much different from what we have seen in the past. However, we know for sure that there will be an NBA Draft one way or another. For the Lakers, they will have a few needs in the NBA Draft when it happens, but arguably the most important need for them to fill will be getting a playmaking guard.

Since the Lakers are going to be picking near the end of the first round, they won’t be getting a star more than likely. However, they have done well finding gems late in the first round like they did recently with Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

The scouting for the Lakers has emerged as one of the best in the NBA, and they will be looking for another player who can help them for years to come. Recently, Bleacher Report released a mock draft and had the Lakers selecting Jahmi’us Ramsey from Texas Tech.

As a freshman, Ramsey could certainly decide to go back to college for another year, but with his potential to be a first-round pick, it would be safe to assume that he will be leaving early.

At Texas Tech, Ramsey had a good freshman season, as he averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. When seeing the assist numbers at just 2.2 a game, that doesn’t scream playmaker. However, he was able to average 3.7 assists in his last seven games, as he became more comfortable in his role.

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For the Lakers, finding a young playmaker in the draft will be very important for the franchise. Rajon Rondo has been relied on heavily this season to be the secondary playmaker to LeBron James. Those results haven’t been great for the Lakers, as they will prioritize getting a younger option to be the secondary playmaker in the draft.