In Buddy Hield’s eyes, the Lakers need a shooting guard to replace the retired Kobe Bryant and the former Oklahoma Sooner feels he can fill the void.
Hield has twice tried to make his case for the Lakers to use their No.2 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft on him, the final time coming Saturday during a workout at the team’s practice facility.
He knows the consensus from around the league is that the Lakers probably will take Duke forward Brandon Ingram.
But that hasn’t stopped Hield and his representatives from making a push to have him put on a Lakers’ uniform. He first worked out in front of the Lakers over Memorial Day weekend in Newport Beach, hoping to show them what a...