UPDATE: Interesting, according to Jeff Goodman, a senior basketball writer for FoxSports.com, “The Nuggets “tried like hell”, but couldn’t pry DC from the Lakers.”
With the 58th pick, the Lakers selected Derrick Caracter, Caracter averaged 14.1 points per game and grabbed 218 rebounds in 27 games as a junior.
Here’s the scouting report on Caracter, courtesy NBAdraft.net:
Huge body, with incredible strength. Long armed shotblocker and active rebounder on both ends. … Above-average shooter from middle and long range. … Similar to Walker with his array of skills, as he can shoot it from outside, dribble the ball in, and has excellent passing ability. Can grab a rebound, take the ball the length of the court, dribbling through defenders, and pull up on a dime and hit a three-pointer. Excels using his strength backing defenders in, as he did to Greg Oden at the 2004 ABCD camp.