The young talents coveted by the Lakers this summer

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka may have told a big lie about franchise superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the sidelines of the trade deadline

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After mainly calling on experienced players last offseason, the Lakers could be tempted by the idea of ​​bringing in younger recruits in the coming weeks. And several avenues are currently being studied.

Frustrated by their premature elimination during the 2021 playoffs, they had decided to take a big turn, and to give pride of place to wisdom in their roster, to the point of dusting off the history books. Today, they must fully regret this choice, they who did not even take part in the postseason this year. With the approach of summer, the Lakers are therefore likely to retrace their steps, and bring back youth to their ranks.

After Reaves, the Lakers want to repeat the Draft

In order to lower the average age of a workforce, the best recipe is generally to win several prospects during the Draft. Problem: the Angelinos currently have no picks for the 2022 edition. As they did last year with Austin Reaves, they will still be able to attract young, unselected talent. As such, they are preparing this Tuesday to pass several workouts according to Brad Turner of Los Angeles Times :

The names of these different players probably mean nothing to you, and for good reason, since the leaders of LA expect that no team will burn a pick to recover them on June 23rd. That doesn’t mean they won’t have a place in the league though. With several NCAA seasons in their luggage, some could even find success there, why not under the Purple & Gold colors.

The most recognized young talent in this list is none other than Jamaree Bouyea, a fullback from the University of San Francisco. Author of a big senior season with the Dons (17.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 interceptions on average), he is seen in particular compared to Reggie Jackson in the forecasts of the expert site NBA Draft Room. All this without, however, claiming a place in the second round in the various mock drafts.

Devante ‘Jones, he can boast of coming out of a much higher conference, and of having been able to perform there. After three seasons at Coastal Carolina, this guard has managed to establish himself as a starter with the Michigan Wolverines and in the Big 10. He, like the other members of this cast, will have to shine in the next few hours anyway. hope to scratch a place in the big league next year!

Already turned to the Draft, the Lakers should observe many profiles in the coming weeks, including that of Jamaree Bouyea. It remains to be seen whether they will have the opportunity to be able to recover it without a pick on June 23rd!

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