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Lakers better have big free-agent plans after going small in draft

Lakers better have big free-agent plans after going small in draft

About that NBA draft that appeared to be a Lakers slam dunk? They broke ankles, stepped back, and shot a trey. All the hype over the franchise-changing big man the Lakers would be miraculously handed with their second pick? They didn't want him. The celebration over the acquisition of a kid who can lead the Lakers into their next championship era? That kid might actually be a 29-year-old dude from Portland. In their best no-look pass since Magic, the Lakers snubbed Duke center Jahlil Okafor for Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell on Thursday with a pick that was about far more than Okafor or Russell. The Lakers committed the unthinkable act of ignoring an impact...

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