Now let me ask you guys, if the Lakers do not secure a top 5 pick, would anyone be opposed to a draft night trade which sends the pick to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving? (We'd pick for Cleveland obviously)
The kid is 21 years old and has shown flashes of being a star in this league. Put him with Kobe for two years and develop him into the next franchise player who can handle the attention. He has the attitude that is needed to thrive in Los Angeles.
If it comes down to that, I think the Lakers need to do it. You get a young star that doesn't need to be re-signed until 2016, leaving you cap space to add two other quality players over the next two years.
If it's outside the top 3, absolutely.
If Kyrie were in the draft this year, I'm not sure he would go ahead of Wiggins, Embiid and even Parker.
If I had to pick between the 3:
I would take Irving over Parker even though neither play a lick of defense. I'm factoring in that Irving is due for a big extension soon and that's obviously going to hurt us moving forward as opposed to a rookie contract that these 3 would be under for the next 3-4 years.
Top 2 pick, no. Top 3 pick, then wait to see who falls and if it's Parker, then I would move it for Irving.