Los Angeles Lakers (DR) / NBA (DR)
After calling up mostly experienced players last offseason, the Lakers could be tempted by the idea of bringing in younger recruits in the coming weeks. And several avenues are currently being explored.
Frustrated by their premature elimination during the 2021 playoffs, they had decided to take a big turn and give wisdom pride of place on their roster. to the point of dusting off the history books. Today, they must completely regret this choice, they who did not even participate in the postseason this year. With the arrival of summer, the Lakers are likely to retrace their steps and bring youth back into their ranks.
After Reaves, the Lakers want to repeat the Draft
To lower the average age of a squad, the best recipe is usually to win several prospects during the Draft. Problem: Angelenos currently don’t have any picks for the 2022 edition. Like they did last year with Austin Reaves, they’ll still be able to attract undrafted young talent. Thus, they prepare this Tuesday to spend several training sessions according to Brad Turner of Los Angeles Times :
The Lakers will hold pre-draft workouts on Tuesday with the following:
DeVante’ Jones – Michigan
Jeriah Horne – Tulsa
Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu–UT Arlington
Jamaree Bouyea–San Francisco
Jordan Usher – Georgia Tech
—Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) May 9, 2022
The names of these different players probably mean nothing to you, and for good reason, as Los Angeles leaders hope no team burns a pick to get them back on June 23. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t have a place in the league. With multiple NCAA seasons in their baggage, some might even find success there, so why not under the colors purple and gold?
The most recognized young talent on this list is none other than Jamaree Bouyea, a fullback from the University of San Francisco. Author of a great senior season with the Dons (17.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 interceptions on average), he is seen in particular compared to Reggie Jackson in the forecasts of the expert site. NBA Draft Room. All this without, yes, claiming a position in the second round in the different draft drafts.
Devante ‘Jones can boast of coming out of a far superior conference, and of having been able to perform there. After three seasons in Coastal Carolina, this guard has managed to establish himself as a starter with the Michigan Wolverines and in the Big 10. He, like the other members of this cast, will have to shine in the next few hours anyway. he scratches a spot in the big leagues next year!
Already focused on the Draft, the Lakers should observe many profiles in the coming weeks, including that of Jamaree Bouyea. It remains to be seen if they will have the opportunity to be able to retrieve it without a selection on June 23!