Arizona forward Aaron Gordon is one of the prospects in the Lakers' range. He's expected to work out for the team this week.
At 6-foot-9, Gordon is one of the most athletic players in the draft. He'll come into the NBA as capable defender. His offensive game will have to catch up a bit, but he has a strong reputation as a hard worker and as a teammate.
Gordon likes the idea of playing for the Lakers.
"I'd be attached to Kobe at the hip. I'd be attached to him and Steve Nash. And if I don't get picked by them, I'm going at them. Either way, it's going to be fun."
Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Jabari Parker (Duke) and Joel Embiid (Kansas) project to be top-three picks in some order. Australia's Dante Exum may not go lower than four to the Magic.
Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), Noah Vonleh (Indiana), Julius Randle (Kentucky), Dario Saric (Croatia), Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Tyler Ennis (Syracuse) could be available when the Lakers select -- depending on who the Utah Jazz (fifth) and Celtics choose.