Jahlil Okafor
Jahlil Okafor is expected to be a Lakers' player next season.Reuters

The much anticipated NBA Draft, which is scheduled to take place on 25 June, is approaching and fans are getting anxious about their potential picks.

Some big names have already been lined up by teams such as Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers, who will pick first, second and third respectively during the draft.

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke center Jahlil Okafor are two big players in the draft and teams will be itching to get either of the stars.

As per experts, Timberwolves will pick Anthony Towns and the Lakers will have to select Jahlil Okafor, reported SB Nation Silver Screen and Roll.

But as per reports, Lakers have not finalised on their pick as they have other options on the floor as well with players such as Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell and Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein amongst others.

Fans on the other hand want Anthony Towns, but the Lakers might not have much option with Timberwolves having the first pick.

One can understand why the fans might be eager on Towns, as he is said to be a very strong defender, which seems to be the need after their disastrous campaign in the regular season, where they failed to qualify for the Playoffs also.

Embarrassingly, they finished in the second last position in the western conference. Hence, the fans will want a player, who can pose as a strong defender.

On the contrary, Jahlil Okafor is not a bad option as well, if the Lakers are looking in for someone  who can score some crucial points. It would be a treat if Okafor and Kobe Bryant play their trade for the same team.

Okafor can also bring in a lot of positivity into Lakers, as he is one such player, who is always hungry for a win and always wants to be known as a winner. The player has obviously won a number of hearts with his performances on the court, as he led Duke to a national championship as well. Such was his performance that he also won a number of  honours. 

Can he deliver the same goods in the NBA as well? Only time will tell.