The 2015 NBA Draft is just a few days away, and teams must have already completed their homework as to what they exactly want when the draft takes place at Barclays Center on 25 June.
Minnesota Timberwolves have the first overall draft pick, followed by Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers as second and third pick.
Duke center Jahlil Okafor stands a big chance of being a Lakers player after the 2015 NBA draft, but Lakers have other options on their table as well. A number of teams have reportedly showed interest in trading their number 2 pick, but Lakers will only be open to such offer if it is 'substantial'.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak talked about their number 2 pick on NBC Sports Radio.
"Well, to be in the running for the No. 2 pick, and this is just my take on it, general managers in this league know they have to offer or they will have to offer something very substantial. You can't just call and say, 'Hey, listen, we have interest in the No. 2 pick' if they're not willing to be really, really serious. They know that," said Kupchak.
The no 2 overall pick is a huge advantage for any team and everyone is aware of it, as they can get some top player, who can improve the team's squad.
"The No. 2 pick is valuable, so, to answer your question, yeah, we've gotten phone calls, 30 teams, 29 teams haven't called us, and they wouldn't. They know what the price would be, but we have gotten phone calls, and we will entertain the possibility of moving the pick if the right phone call, the right offer comes along."
Even if Lakers do not get the 'substantial' offer, they should be content with Okafor, who is said to possess a strong offensive game. It will be a treat for Lakers fans to see Kobe Bryant and Okafor in the same team and demolish other teams.
Though nothing seems to be clear as of now, Lakers fans are said to be interested in Anthony Towns, who might be a Timberwolves player, as they have the first pick option.