Lakers tentatively get passing marks for their dealings around draft day.
Before the Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball No. 2 overall in Thursday’s NBA draft, they traded D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick. That’s basically a discount for a young player — albeit one who had a rocky start to his career — who many believed had star potential when he was drafted second in 2015.