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NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers Want Tyrell Terry

(via Orlando Pinstriped Post)

(via Orlando Pinstriped Post)

Coming off their most recent Championship victory, the Los Angeles Lakers have plans to grow and develop their roster even further by building talent and acquiring assets for the future.

While free agency is going to be the main focus for L.A. this year, they also have a plan for the draft, with on particular target in mind: Stanford guard Tyrell Terry.

(Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report)

“Stanford’s Tyrell Terry got people talking by measuring around 6’3″ and weighing in at 174 pounds, a notable difference from the 6’2″, 160 pounds Stanford lists him as. I‘ve heard Terry linked to the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers as teams showing interest.”

With averages of almost 15 points per game on 44% shooting, Terry is arguably one of the best prospects in his class and he'd be an ideal fit for the Lakers, who are looking to add depth to their ultra-thin backcourt rotation.

As LeBron James continues to age, his inevitable decline inches closer with each passing month, and the Purple and Gold should start thinking about their future now if they want to remain on top after James retires

Making the right decision in this draft, and in the ones to follow, will be important if LA wants to keep their success going for as long as possible.