The Los Angeles Lakers may need to target a point guard in the draft.
The Los Angeles Lakers have the 29th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and it is one of the few picks over the next half-decade that has no strings attached to it as part of the Anthony Davis trade. While the team could still use that capital to swing another trade, the team also could look to add depth to the roster.
The Lakers have the incentive to keep the draft pick. The team has been phenomenal in developing late first-round picks and second-round picks into legitimate contributors. We have seen this recently with Talen Horton-Tucker.
While Horton-Tucker is a guard, he is not a point guard and that could be an area that the Lakers want to target in the draft. Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley are not getting any younger and there is a chance that neither are on the Lakers next year.
Rondo has been great in the playoffs (at times), but before that, Laker fans were clamoring for his departure and it still is on the table. He has a player option for next season and if the Lakers do not like the fit then they can trade him for a future second-round pick.
Bradley also has a player option, so it is not a guarantee that he will return. He has definitely upped his value as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and could look to take something such as a mid-level exception from another team.
Also, there is the possibility that he continues to sit out from playing. Bradley did not re-join the team in the Orlando bubble, citing the health of his family. Who knows where the world is at with the COVID-19 pandemic in December and what Bradley will decide to do.
Simply put: the Los Angeles Lakers very well could be in the market for a young point guard that can facilitate the ball that can get minutes behind Alex Caruso and company in the backcourt. Here are three realistic point guards the team could target with the 29th overall pick to fit that potential need.