Lakers draft target: Cason Wallace

The NBA Draft is tonight, and the Lakers hold the 17th and 40th picks. There are plenty of options for LA with the 17th overall pick.

A guard that could be on their radar is Cason Wallace. The 19-year-old two-way combo guard averaged 12/4/4 while shooting 44.6% and 34.6% from three.

Wallace played well in his freshman campaign at Kentucky. He is a great defender, as he had two steals per game. Adding a defensive guard that would fit in Darvin Ham’s system is an intriguing idea.

He is also a quality passer and can be a good catch-and-shoot three-point shooter. As he improves as a shooter, Wallace will become a high-quality two-way player.

The Lakers guard situation is a storyline to follow this offseason. They have D’Angelo Russell and Austin Reaves as impending free agents. LA has also been linked to Fred VanVleet. Regardless of what they decide to do in free agency, they could use a young guard for depth.

The concern with Wallace is his back injury. Wallace had back spasms throughout his freshman year at Kentucky.

He is a very talented player; if the Lakers want to add a guard, they should consider him. Wallace is projected to go in the mid-late first round of the draft.

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