Los Angeles Lakers select Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

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One transaction could nix that theory though, because if the Lakers do get a superstar whether by trade or the start of free agency July 1, all eyes will be on James to see if makes what many have predicted comes true. According to reports, the Knicks are the preferred destination for Leonard's personal team of advisors and he would be a star in Madison Square Garden.

Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers, whore all targeting LeBron James in the hope of strengthening their respective lineups comes the free agency season this summer, might end up frustrated seeing their plans disappear into thin air. "When you build a team, you have to have pillars that you build on". Cleveland was once considered to be close to on par with Los Angeles in terms of their chances of signing James, but the 2018 NBA Finals didn't help the Cavs' cause.

The Lakers went all worldwide with their draft this year.

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With outside shooting being a crucial part of the game in the modern NBA, Wagner seems to have stood out to Pelinka and company.

Regardless of how the Lakers roster looks next season, the franchise is happy with Wagner. "This is a question where I can't win".

Wagner averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game and sot 39.4 percent from 3-point range as a junior.

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"For him, I think it just represents a tremendous amount of growth", Boynton told The Oklahoman on Thursday.

After the Lakers brass was done making their picks, general manager Rob Pelinka spoke to the media at the practice facility in El Segundo and provided some insight on why they chose Wagner and Mykhailiuk.

The Lakers' own first round pick, No. 10 overall, belongs to the Sixers as a result of the 2012 trade that brought Steve Nash to Los Angeles.

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The Lakers worked out 125 players over the past few months.

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