5 Playmakers in 2024 NBA Draft who would fit rumored JJ Redick vision for Lakers

The 2024 NBA Draft has an intriguing list of playmakers. Some would fit the rumored vision of Los Angeles Lakers head coach JJ Redick to perfection.
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4. Jamal Shead, PG, Houston Cougars

Moving into the second round of the 2024 NBA Draft, Jamal Shead is one of the most intriguing prospects on the board. There's a chance that he won't be available at No. 55, but if he slides that far, the Los Angeles Lakers would be wise to give him serious consideration.

Shead has thus far struggled as a three-point shooter, but he's one of the best passers and on-ball defenders in this class.

Shead is undersized at 6'0.25" with a 6'3" wingspan, which is the primary reason he has a second-round grade. There's a lot of Jevon Carter in his game, however, as he compensates for concerns about his size by playing physical and relentless defense.

An elite ball-hawk who can help the Lakers turn defense into offense, Shead's potential to take pressure off of Anthony Davis exists on both ends of the floor.

Offensively, Shead has impressive court vision and a strong proficiency in both creating opportunities and limiting mistakes. He also finished his four seasons at Houston with a career free throw percentage of 77.2, suggesting there's something to work with as far as his jumper is concerned.

Even if Shead never becomes a consistent three-point shooter, finding a point guard who has lockdown upside and creates for others on the other end of the floor would be an absolute win.