Los Angeles Lakers Short on Hopes in the 2010 NBA Draft

June 24th, 2010 by Paul Peszko Leave a reply »

With the confetti shower and the parade down Figueroa Street just memories of a successful defense of their NBA Title, the Lakers are now looking more toward free agency to fulfill their needs than today’s NBA Draft.

They traded both their 2008 and 2010 first round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies in the deal for Pau Gasol.  They no longer have first round picks in 2011 and 2013, either.  The highest they will draft this year is the 43rd overall pick, followed later by the 58th pick.

While they may luck out in the No. 43 slot, there is little hope of picking up anyone decent with that last pick.

What are their needs?  Well, if you look at their roster and figure out who may be going, it is obvious they need a point guard.  Both their starter, Derek Fisher, and his backup, Jordan Farmar, are unrestricted free agents.

While it is expected that the team will try to re-sign Fisher, they are apt not to get in a bidding war for Farmar, considering that the Lakers are well over the salary cap.

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