Profiling 2 Point Guards Los Angeles Lakers Should Consider in 2014 NBA Draft

The 2014 NBA draft is approaching fast, and the Los Angeles Lakers are in a great spot to land a key contributor for their roster next season and into the future.

The Lakers finished the regular season with the sixth-worst record in the NBA with 27 wins and 55 losses, in turn also giving them the worst record in franchise history.

However, during this season in particular, tanking was the best option for the team. The NBA draft lottery will happen on May 20, where they have a 6.3 percent chance of landing the first overall pick.

The Lakers obviously have many areas of concern that they need to address, and with the upcoming draft being regarded as one of the deepest in recent history, it is absolutely key that they land a player who can come in and not only contribute right away, but also become a building block for the future.

One of the areas of need for Los Angeles is attaining a dynamic floor general for the future. Ever since the league denied their acquisition of Chris Paul back in December 2011, the Lakers have been searching for the long-term answer at the point guard spot.

The Purple and Gold eventually signed Steve Nash and, well, as great as Nash was in his prime, he just simply cannot escape the injury bug and has really been only a shell of his old self during his time in L.A.

Los Angeles found a gem in the NBA D-League in Kendall Marshall, who got off to a great start in L.A., but unfortunately, he did not finish strong and really struggled shooting the ball down the stretch. Overall, his play was still very encouraging, averaging nearly nine assists per game, and he certainly deserves to stay with the team.

However, Marshall is just not the long-term solution as the Lakers’ starting point guard. He could fit perfectly on the second unit, but the Lakers need a more dynamic playmaker at the point in order to compete in the West, where nearly every team is headed by...

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