Lakers Rumors: Is Kristaps Porzingis Actually In Play With #2 Draft Pick?

While many believe that the Los Angeles Lakers are set to pick either Duke's Jahlil Okafor or Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns at #2 in the 2015 NBA Draft - depending on who the Minnesota Timberwolves don't pick at #1 - there is another interesting name cropping up who could be a dark horse possibility for L.A.

According to Marc Stein of, 7’1″ international prospect Kristaps Porzingis is rising fast and could be a top-three selection when the dust settles at the draft:

Draft scuttle: Hearing Porzingis not only in play for Philly at No. 3 but now giving Lakers something to ponder at No. 2. Stock rising fast.

This could very well be a risk/reward scenarion for the Lakers. Towns and/or Okafor are being billed as surefire NBA talents while Porzingis' game is considers much more raw and harder to quantify at this point.

However, Porzingis' range as a shooter and ability to attack the rim could be enough to convince the Lakers to at least take a long look at the 19-year-old.

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