With the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Brandon Ingram from Duke; Ingram, who was the 2015-2016 ACC Rookie of the Year, averaged 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in his freshman year for Duke.
The Los Angeles Lakers are considering dealing the number two overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, as multiple reports have said that the Lakers may deal the pick for Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler; Butler is being pursued by multiple teams as Chicago is entering a re-building stage in their franchise.
With Ben Simmons likely going to to the Philadelphia 76ers as the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly will take Brandon Ingram of Duke as the number two pick; Ingram averaged 17.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in his freshman year and was the 2015-2016 ACC Rookie of the Year.
The New York Knicks are expected to make a run at Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson this summer in free agency, as they are reported to being really high on him, however, the Lakers would like to keep Clarkson as part of their core for the future and is thought of being retained by Los Angeles this summer.
Despite earlier reports that they might trade their top pick in the draft to land a superstar player, the Los Angeles Lakers are being viewed right now as unlikely to trade their number two pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, citing the work done to get that pick as to why they wouldn't want to trade it and instead, go after a top player next month.
LSU's Ben Simmons reportedly is pushing for the Philadelphia 76ers to not draft him in the 2016 NBA Draft as the number one overall pick next month; Simmons would prefer to be drafted by the team he grew up idolzing; the Los Angeles Lakers, who have the number two pick in the draft.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant will play in his last NBA game tonight when the Lakers host the Utah Jazz. Bryant's final game has been planned all season and is drawing media from all over the world, causing over 200 credential applications to be denied.
Kobe Bryant isn't the only Los Angeles Lakers personnel to reitre at the end of this seasons. Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti plans to retire after the season, ending his 32-year career with the Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of this season and he's having fun with fans in the meantime. During the Lakers loss to the Denver Nuggets this week, he signed and gave his sneakers to some nearby fans after they guessed the name of his dog.