Pictured: Ater Majok | Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers have traded their 56th pick.

The much criticized pick of Chukwudiebere Maduabum, who averaged all of 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Developmental League, has been traded to the Denver Nuggets for a future 2nd round pick.

Two picks later with the 58th overall pick in the draft, the Lakers selected former UConn Husky forward, Ater Majok. Majok left Connecticut in September of 2010 and played professionally in Instanbul and Australia before declaring for the 2011 NBA Draft.

At his post-draft press conference, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said that one of their final two draft picks would continue to play overseas for the immediate future.  That statement now clearly applies to the 6-11, 230 lb Majok


  • 3StarAndTheSun

    I am very disapointed that we didn’t drafted David Lighly nor Scotty Hopson but I liked our pick at 41 n 46.

    • Timmytann9

       i think they just wanted the 2 picks in the 40’s to be on the team, i dont think they expected to have spots for anyone past those 2 guards if you know what im tryna say

      • Ewilliams90724

        Yeah they obviously didn’t care about those picks

  • wildcats

    lol this guy played for my home town team in australia the perth wildcats he couldnt even cut the mustard in the aussie league and the lakers drafted him what a waste of a pick lol

  • Showtim

    I’m certain the Lakers had the trade for  Chukwudiebere Maduabum BEFORE the pick.  Denver says pick em, the Lakers picked em (and subsequently shipped em off)

    Realize this Lakers fans,  the Lakers don’t have 4 open roster spots (but one would wonder why they wouldn’t want to stockpile athletic type players on their DL team :-)