As expected, the Lakers drafted UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and our writers had plenty to say about it, but that wasn’t all that happened.
The rebuilding Lakers also made three other selections, while a Clippers team that started the day with no draft picks bought the rights to one player and is expecting to acquire the rights to another.
Two other UCLA players were selected, and they’ll continue their careers together with the Indiana Pacers.
In case you missed anything, here are links to all of our coverage, plus some pre-draft pieces that might be of added interest now.
Lakers select Lonzo Ball with No. 2 pick in NBA Draft
Whicker: The real season begins, and maybe the Lakers do, too
Oram: Lakers turn to a hometown hero to reclaim hardwood heritage
Video: Lakers select Lonzo Ball with No. 2 pick
NBA Draft: Who is Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers’ 27th pick?
NBA Draft: Who is Josh Hart, the Lakers’ 30th pick?
NBA Draft: Who is Thomas Bryant, the Lakers’ 42nd pick?
From June 5: Villanova’s Josh Hart believes four-year college stint has prepared him for NBA
From May 22: Lakers hold auditions for upcoming draft, including Kyle Kuzma
Clippers emerge from draft with Sindarius Thornwell; expect to add Jawun Evans
UCLA contributes three freshmen to record number in NBA draft
Destiny’s child: Lonzo Ball, Lakers can complete fairy tale in NBA Draft
Miller: Lakers out to prove all things are possible again
Oram: Lakers willingness to make D’Angelo Russell a casualty of trade is fitting end to flawed tenure
Prospects respect the way Lakers’ Clarkson, Nance, Zubac carved out roles as non-lottery picks
Video: Talking NBA Draft with Lakers writer Mark Medina
The Ballfather: LaVar Ball and his 3 sons intend to change basketball forever
Whicker: Double-talk from Paul George, who wants to win but also wants to be a Laker
Former Lakers executive Jerry West joins Clippers as consultant for…