Lakers Rumors: Top Prospects Lake Show Should Target in 2012 NBA Draft

Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol form one of the best trios in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean the Los Angeles Lakers don’t have holes in their roster. 

Derek Fisher is what, 48 years old? He may have the biceps of a young gym-rat, but he’s not getting it done at point guard anymore.

Ron Ar—Metta World Peace certainly isn’t himself anymore, both literally and on the court.

The bench has some nice pieces with guys like Steve Blake and Troy Murphy, but it could use some added depth. What’s more, power forward Pau Gasol has been at the center of trade rumors and his future with the Lakers is uncertain, according to ESPN.

So with goal of adding a point guard (I know they drafted two last year, but Andrew Goudelock looks like a high-energy guy off the bench and Darius Morris hasn’t panned out yet), small forward, bench depth or possibly a power forward in mind, here’s a look at who the Lake Show should target in June’s NBA Draft. 

Note: The Lakers should end up with two picks right around the early-to-mid 20s (one coming from the Mavericks in the Lamar Odom trade), so we’ll use that as a starting point.

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