After trading away their two first-round picks at the trade deadline in deals for Ramon Sessions, Christian Eyenga and Jordan Hill, the Lakers are left without a pick in the first-round. According to Sam Amico, the Lakers may look to trade for a pick, with Houston and Boston being likely trade partners:
Sam Amico: Lakers are trying to get into first round — and word is, they like the Baylor guys (Miller and Perry Jones III).
Question: Who are Lakers likely dancing partners for a trade?
Sam Amico: Houston and Boston. Each has two mid-to-late first rounders. Also possibly the Hawks at No. 23.
Quincy Miller is a 6’9″ forward who is 19-years-old. He averaged 11.5 ppg and 5.0 rpg as a freshman this year. Perry Jones is a 6’11” power forward who is 20-years-old. He had averages of 14.0 ppg and 7.7 rpg in his second year. Both players are from Baylor.
Coincidence that both players are forwards? Could this mean the Lakers are going to move Pau Gasol and want another forward for the future, despite Jim Buss saying Pau probably wouldn’t be traded? Or perhaps the Lakers will move Josh McRoberts in a trade to get rid of his contract? Hard to say right now, but it looks like the Lakers might be making a few moves leading up to the draft.
H/T to IAMAGM.