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Darius Morris is an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Due to his lack of playing time, however, there aren’t very many teams that will be interested in signing the former second-rounder to a lucrative deal.
The 6’4” point guard still has a lot of potential and I believe the Lakers will hold on to him and develop him for the future.
The Lakers have one pick in the 2012 NBA draft: 60th overall.
While this pick may seem useless, the Lakers will look to draft a player who can provide instant production.
Being a good shooter is trait that can be easily translated from the college level to the NBA level.
That’s why I believe the Lakers will draft Marcus Denmon.
Denmon was a great shooter for the Missouri Tigers and, by drafting him, the Lakers will receive a player who can immediately score off the bench.
Christian Eyenga was acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Ramon Sessions deal.
Eyenga played in only one game last season in which he scored eight points.
I don’t expect Eyenga to play much next season, and it will be hard for the Lakers to move him considering he still has three years left on his contract.
Josh McRoberts didn’t produce much as a Laker last season—he averaged close to 3.0 PPG and 3.0 RPG in 14 MPG.
McRoberts has two years left on his deal and doesn’t have much trade value, which is why I expect him to remain on the Lakers roster next season.
Even as a third-string player, McRoberts’ size will be valuable at the power forward and center positions.