All 60 picks were graded and the Lakers’ picks were graded not too good and not too bad.
Bleacher Report: The Lakers lost their first-rounder as a part of the infamous Pau Gasol deal, and nabbed two big college names with their pair of second-rounders.
Ebanks was a guy projected to potentially go in the first round in several mock drafts, but slipped all the way to No. 43. He’s seen as a point-forward type with nice ball-handling skills and an effective transition game. He’s 6’9″, but weighs just 205 pounds, meaning he could struggle to stay with some of the bigger forwards on defense. Ebanks isn’t a great shooter either, and has no three-point range to speak of. He seems like a less talented version of Lamar Odom.
Caracter is huge at 6’9″, 280 pounds, but his size means he lacks explosion and isn’t a great athlete. He’s a fairly offensively-polished big man, and uses his great strength to his advantage. Ironically, a knock on him is the reported prevalence of character issues. Not a bad pick for No. 58 overall.