NBA Draft 2011 Grades: Breaking Down Draft Night for the L.A. Lakers

The 2011 NBA draft saw a collection of young studs get drafted by a group of teams. The bad news is that the group was small enough to count on two fingers. 

After Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams, there was a big drop-off in talent. That is saying quite a bit as both those players would be out of the top five in other years. 

You had to brave a very boring draft to get to the Los Angeles Lakers selections. They were the New England Patriots of the NBA, stockpiling picks in the second round. 

Here is a breakdown on everything the Lakers did on draft night, including the trades that were bandied about. 

The Lakers may make it back to the NBA Finals, but not because of what they did on Thursday. Read on to see what I mean. 

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