The NBA Draft for 2019 draws ever closer by each passing day. And already, there is a flurry of information leaking through to the media and the fans. We already know of a few moves and who is likely to be the top picks- RJ Bennet, Ja Morant, and Zion Williamson.
NBA Draft Rumors: Who will be the picks for LA Lakers And NY?
The first chance goes to the New Orleans Pelicans, and then the Memphis Grizzlies, and then followed by the New York Knicks. It is quite likely that Williamson will be the one to be taken in first, so it is the fate of the other two that have left a lot of people guessing.
Of course, a few changes along the way are to be expected. The Lakers have the fourth pick, and they are expected to select Darius Garland. Of course, the earlier pick, especially that of the Knickers will have some effect on the Lakers’ choice too. And even more than that, the potential arrivals of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant could throw a spanner in these particular works as well.
There is another possibility- that the Knicks get Garland instead. After all, Garland is a proven outside-hitter and a talented shooter. And if this is how things were to unfold, then the Lakers would be in an even better position of picking Barrett. After all, the Lakers do need help in the offensive positions- someone to share the load with LeBron James. Barrett, if he does arrive, will be expected to come off the bench at first rather than be a regular.
Another important factor in play here is who the Lakers land in free agency. Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard are two names that are being mentioned, with both having conversations with LeBron.
With so much at play, it will be quite interesting to see how the NBA 2019 Draft pans out.