With the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Brandon Ingram from Duke; Ingram, who was the 2015-2016 ACC Rookie of the Year, averaged 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in his freshman year for Duke.
The Los Angeles Lakers are considering dealing the number two overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, as multiple reports have said that the Lakers may deal the pick for Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler; Butler is being pursued by multiple teams as Chicago is entering a re-building stage in their franchise.
With Ben Simmons likely going to to the Philadelphia 76ers as the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly will take Brandon Ingram of Duke as the number two pick; Ingram averaged 17.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in his freshman year and was the 2015-2016 ACC Rookie of the Year.
The New York Knicks are expected to make a run at Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson this summer in free agency, as they are reported to being really high on him, however, the Lakers would like to keep Clarkson as part of their core for the future and is thought of being retained by Los Angeles this summer.
Despite earlier reports that they might trade their top pick in the draft to land a superstar player, the Los Angeles Lakers are being viewed right now as unlikely to trade their number two pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, citing the work done to get that pick as to why they wouldn't want to trade it and instead, go after a top player next month.