NBA Draft 2018: Lakers and Sixers reportedly trade second-round picks

Baron Davis Lonzo Ball is'type of player Le Bron James wants on team

Baron Davis Lonzo Ball is'type of player Le Bron James wants on team

Here are the 2018 NBA Draft grades for the Los Angeles Lakers. "We felt like with the two players that we selected tonight in the draft that we added shooting and guys that know how to play the game the right way".

Due to his size and shooting ability, Wagner seems like he will fill a stretch-4 or 5 role. He led MI with 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last season, demonstrating versatility and a steady outside shot to go with his big-game clutch performances in the tournament.

Los Angeles has received punishment twice in the past for tampering, but this year the Lakers want to make sure the rules are "crystal clear to everyone" to avoid punishment from the league.

More so than any single basketball skill, the Lakers fell in love with Wagner's personality during pre-draft interviews and workouts.

The 2018 NBA Draft is still about 12 hours away, but we've already had our first trade. His fit with the Lakers will be interesting given the current personnel that the Lakers have.

Neither Theo Pinson, nor Joel Berry II - the team's two draft eligible players - heard their names called during Thursday night's draft, but that doesn't mean it's the end of the road for either.

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The Lakers acquired the 25th overall pick in the trade deadline deal that sent Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Channing Frye and Isaiah Thomas.

LeBron James is the ultimate target and a gettable one for the Lakers through free agency.

This was the first time in five years that the Lakers were not drafting in the lottery.

With the free-agent world revolving around LeBron James, everyone is waiting for the dominoes to fall on NBA Draft night, and while a minor move, the Lakers may have gotten the ball rolling with the acquisition of the pick. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that no players were discussed and that there was no further dialogue between the two teams with talks not going far.

George isn't the only star who's indicated he wants to be in purple and gold though.

The Lakers worked out 125 players over the past few months.

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