Since Kobe Bryant, the lkaers have yet to actually take a young player and develop him fully intoa star. Since Kobe was drafted by the hornets and then aquired via trade by the Lakers for the rights to Vlade Diavac, The lakers havent had an actual “project” to develop. Why would you though? Being the primary hot spot for premier talent, The Lakers can pick anyone they want up through free agency, which includes the great Lebron James. He still isnt out of the question, but ther are people that say Lebron could end up in hollywood. Honestly I think Carmelo has a better chance of ending up in Los Angeles.
Lakers Draft and development issues