The Lakers held a workout on Thursday in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 27.
Pre-draft workouts today w/ Kenny Kadji, Peyton Siva, Brandon Triche, Dewayne Dedmon, C.J. Harris & B.J. Young. pic.twitter.com/aJBhDoLL6l — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 13, 2013
The team will pick in the second round at No. 48 -- their first-round pick belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers (related to both the Ramon Sessions and Steve Nash trades).
Kadji (6 feet 10) is a power forward from Miami. Siva (6-1) played the point at Louisville. Triche (6-4) is a combo guard from Syracuse. Dedmon (6-11) is a USC center. Harris (6-2) played shooting guard for Wake Forrest. Young (6-3) is a combo guard from Arkansas.
3-on-3 action with Syracuse’s Brandon Triche putting in the winning layup for the white team. #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/tFHfzwIHOM — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 13, 2013
Other players the Lakers have been loosely linked to in other reports include Seth Curry, Nate Wolters, Josiah Turner, Norvel Pelle, Adonis Thomas, Jordan Henriquez and Zeke Marshall.
The Lakers can talk to potential draftees but can’t reach out to NBA free agents until July.
Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press did note that there may be some interest between the Lakers and Pistons free agent guard Will Bynum.
Hearing #Pistons FA point guard Will Bynum drawing interest from #Lakers and #Knicks. #freeagenttalk — Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) June 13, 2013
As the draft and free agency near, the rumor mill will rapidly accelerate.