Free agency may be where the Lakers are investing the most resources, but the Lakers still had draft picks, including the No. 25 pick they received in a trade with the Cavs. "When you build a team, you have to have pillars that you build on". After taking Randle with the seventh overall pick in 2014 and D'Angelo Russell (2015), Brandon Ingram (2016) and Lonzo Ball (2017) with the second overall picks in the past three drafts, the Lakers had to wait until near the end of the first round to pick this year.
Unsurprisingly, Carroll wasn't selected in the draft, but he wasn't on the market long. Boston just came one victory away from reaching the NBA Finals when their two best players were hurt. "We're just thrilled with the way the night ended for us". Boston will potentially have four first-round picks in the 2019 NBA Draft, which teams that are looking to make trades will certainly be interested in acquiring.