Lakers reportedly know who they want to take with No. 2 pick

BY foxsports • June 11, 2015

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 overall pick in this month's NBA Draft and reportedly have zeroed in on their top target.

If former Duke center Jahlil Okafor is still on the board when the Lakers are on the clock, they will take him, according to Sports Illustrated.

It appears to be a two-man race for the No. 1 overall pick, which is held by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Okafor and former Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns are considered the top two players in the draft pool.

Towns was more of a defensive presence than Okafor, while Okafor is considered a more polished low-post scorer. But Okafor's free-throw shooting (51 percent) is a concern.

The Lakers already have brought in guards D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State) and Emmanuel Mudiay (China) for official workouts.



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