Originally Posted by Lakers_Kobe_Fan
you forgot the main piece of that trade...we traded our 1st with Luke Walton.
now we have zero 1st rounders to trade....13/15/17 all are gone
I think they knew they wouldn't be able to afford a first round pick though. A first rounder is a guaranteed contract. As much as all of us would love to add some youth through the draft it doesn't help out things financially. I'd much rather be paying proven athletes. No picks doesn't really upset me. The Lakers just need to make a trade to get some proven younger legs on the team.