Los Angeles Lakers: Darius Morris Is the Point Guard of the Future

Darius Morris hasn't played a single NBA game yet (or possibly for a long time,) but he is the Lakers' future point guard.

The Lakers struck gold when they drafted Darius Morris with the 41st pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He was supposed to be a late first-round pick, but he fell right into the Lakers' lap in the second-round. 

The Lakers haven't drafted a truly great point guard since Magic Johnson. No, I'm not even saying he's the next Magic Johnson. 

But he doesn't need to be. 

He's 6'5", has long arms, great court vision (6.7 assists at Michigan) and is a good shooter inside the three-point line. He's drawn comparisons to Andre Miller, and ESPN's Chad Ford called Morris "the biggest true point guard in the draft." 

The Lakers current starting roster is loaded with talent. They don't need to ship Andrew Bynum and sell their blood and plasma to get Chris Paul. All they need is a young point guard, who can play defense and create his own shot.

And that point guard is Darius Morris. 

The most obvious need for the Lakers has been finding a young point guard. This need has been ignored for years, part of the reason is because of the back-to-back championships the Lakers won, and the other reason goes to Derek Fisher.

Fisher has recently managed to get by on his hard-nosed defense, his shooting ability, his leadership and his ability to come through in the clutch.

However, the Fisher we know and love, is gone.

Chris Paul destroyed him during the first-round on the NBA playoffs, and forced what should have been a sweep or a five game series, into six. 

In the second round, J.J. Barea did the same thing, burning him on defense and getting to the lane at will. 

If Derek Fisher is the Lakers starting point guard for 82 games, I can guara...

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