LOS ANGELES – After swinging and missing on franchise players at the trade deadline, a source within the Los Angeles Lakers front office says the team will hope to “work some magic” in the draft instead.
“We’re looking at all options, but the hope is that we’re able to find a tall, charismatic, handsome guard from Michigan State,” the unnamed source said. “I mean, the type of guy who will change the game, really. Someone who also could light up a room with a smile.”
While at first glance the revelation might signal the Lakers are looking strongly at Michigan State freshman forward Miles Bridges, the source went on an oddly specific checklist of characteristics that Bridges doesn’t have.
“We need the type of player who could lift guys like Byron Scott and ancient Kareem to a few titles, and who literally made James Worthy’s career,” said the Lakers source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because “that’s what I’m supposed to do, right?”
The source also said he hopes the player could turn into an “innovative, successful” businessman someday.