Published: Tue, June 26, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Everything we learned from the 2018 NBA Draft

Everything we learned from the 2018 NBA Draft

This summer, more than any in recent memory, will be crucial to the Lakers achieving their goal with Pelinka shedding some light on what the front office is going through as National Basketball Association free agency draws near. ESPN reported earlier this week that Leonard would prefer to be traded to the Lakers.

All-Star point guard Chris Paul says that LeBron James wants to head to Los Angeles instead of signing with the Houston Rockets. However, the Lakers front office has a knack for selecting players that they see something special in that others did not.

The draft is only a few minutes from getting underway and there could be a little more clarity once it's over. George is one of the main stars that he could team with, but obviously not if he is with the Thunder.

If James does indeed opt out of his contract, then he'll become an unrestricted free agent.

"Nowadays in the National Basketball Association they're trying to find players who can shoot", Mykhailiuk said.

The Michigan product, though, likes how the current Lakers are trying to play as fast as the Showtime Lakers did.

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Amid a bevy of reports that James is strongly considering leaving Cleveland to play somewhere else, the Cavs controlled all they could last night in deciding to draft highly touted former Alabama point guard Collin Sexton eighth overall. Either James would have to sign for a little less money, or the second free agent would have to sign at a discount.

And don't expect this to be the last move Philly makes in relation to the draft.

"(Mykhailiuk) is a 20-year-old player who's really one of the best knockdown shooters we had in our building during the draft process", Pelinka said.

Wagner could also be a potential replacement for Kuzma, who could be part of a trade to get Leonard. Here are the 2018 NBA Draft grades for the Los Angeles Lakers.

While it may not be fun to think about, one day, the Philadelphia 76ers will run out of assets procured by ex-GM Sam Hinkie and will have to get creative with the process of procuring talent to fill out their rosters.

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