4. Grant Riller
One of the best four-year prospects entering the NBA Draft that could possibly fall into the second round is Grant Riller from the College of Charleston. He is not a big name from a power five school, but he is a walking bucket and can score from pretty much anywhere on the floor.
He could be one of the guys on the list that the Lakers could possibly rely on to come in right away and play a role for them in year one because of his college experience and ability to shoot and create shots for himself and others.
The Lakers would definitely look to him as more of a scorer that would be able to create offense for the second unit and even hit timely shots down the stretch if called upon.
Riller’s handicap however might come on the defensive end where he is not as fluid and could get exposed on the next level. Guards at 6’3″ in the NBA typically have to have elite athletic ability to be able to defend bigger guards and that is just not him.
On defense, he still has the mentality to compete and that can cover up for some of his physical shortcomings. But the Lakers would be drafting him to score, not to be a lockdown defender.
Heaven forbid the Lakers lose their Manna from Heaven in KCP, but it is a possibility he goes for more money and a bigger role elsewhere. They also already lost Danny Green in the trade this week, so maybe they look to fill their shooting guard spot in the draft with Riller if he indeed falls to where they can trade in and select him.