Lakers interested in selecting D.J. Wilson with late first round pick
The Los Angeles Lakers may still be uncertain on who they will select with the second overall pick, but news has now surfaced that they are intrigued with one prospect who they can choose late in the first round.
With the team also owning the 28th pick in the draft, the Lakers are reportedly interested in adding Michigan forward D.J. Wilson to their fold as they are very impressed with his skill set. The 21-year-old has a lot of versatility and can play both forward spots, but what the team likes the most about is his ability to defend multiple positions.
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) June 8, 2017
Although they already have Brandon Ingram, they see a resemblance in Wilson, as they are both lanky but have plenty of promise in their games. In his junior year with the Wolverines, Wilson averaged 11 points and five rebounds per game, and was asked to defend their opponents’ scoring guards and forwards.
Should the Lakers select him in the draft, it’s expected that the 6-foot-10 forward would come off the bench and play behind Ingram and Julius Randle.