Five players stand out for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Draft.
With the 2019-20 NBA season on hold, pretty much everything regarding this upcoming offseason is up in the air at this point. There’s no telling when the lottery, draft, and free agency will be held or in what form will each of those take place. But that doesn’t mean the Los Angeles Lakers should be lax in preparing themselves for some roster reconstruction when those events inevitably happen.
With that being said, there are a few areas of the team that could use some upgrades via the draft and free agency. Adding a secondary ball-handler to pair with LeBron James is priority number one and adding more shooting around him and Anthony Davis should probably be priority number two.
These concerns might be able to be addressed in free agency but with the uncertainty of the 2020-21 salary cap, it’s hard to tell what will be available and in the realm of possibility for the organization.
That is why the draft this year is so important. The Lakers currently hold only their first-round pick, but there are plenty of intriguing names that would be ideal fits for the present roster with that selection.
I compiled a list and then trimmed it to five names who I believe possess skill sets that would only enhance the Lakers’ chances of competing for championships for the foreseeable future. Each of these prospects should or could be available towards the bottom of the first round if they choose to declare, so all of them are feasible picks. They are as follows: