While the Lakers didn't seem to make any progress toward selecting a new head coach last week, the team held a sizable pre-draft workout Wednesday.
The team brought in 12 prospects to audition in El Segundo, including Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, Indiana's Noah Vonleh, Arizona's Aaron Gordon, Creighton's Doug McDermott and Syracuse's Tyler Ennis. All four could be selected as top-10 picks in the NBA draft later this month.
One dark horse is UCLA's Zach LaVine, who set a Lakers workout record with a 46-inch vertical jump.
Gordon said, if drafted by the Lakers, he'll "attached to Kobe [Bryant] at the hip."
Fisher could end up in New York with the Knicks, working for team President Phil Jackson — who was fined $25,000 for tampering after making comments about Fisher while he was in the playoffs with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
While international coaching prospects David Blatt and Ettore Messina have never served as head coaches in the NBA, the Lakers should consider either given their records overseas.
The Lakers were a bad defensive team this past season, making it no surprise the franchise was shut out of all-defensive first and second teams.