NBA Mock Draft Pick #2 -- Jahlil Okafor, Center, Duke
SB Nation's Lakers' blog Silver Screen & Roll explains the pick:
With the second pick in the 2015 SB Nation NBA mock draft, the Los Angeles Select Jahlil Okafor from Duke University.
Okafor may not be the on-paper fit that Karl-Anthony Towns would have been, but he's still an incredible catch for the Lakers who were on the brink of losing their top-five protected pick. Only one other player -- D'Angelo Russell -- was in actual consideration with this pick, but a chance to build a frontcourt with Okafor and Randle locked in is a great step toward a new era. Okafor's footwork, knack for scoring around the rim, athleticism and ability to pass out of the post should make him a focal point of the Lakers' offense as he continues developing.
The Lakers have been searching for a franchise big man and there's plenty of optimism that Jahlil will become that guy.
1) Minnesota Timberwolves: KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS
2) Los Angeles Lakers: JAHLIL OKAFOR
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