Lakers draft Moritz Wagner with No. 25 pick

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The Lakers added some size and shooting in the first round with the selection of Moritz Wagner.

"If you have success in any walk of life, you're going to face that", Pelinka said.

The Lakers were able to make a trade before the draft with the Philadelphia 76ers for the 39th overall pick in exchange for the Lakers' 2019 second-round pick via the Chicago Bulls and cash, according to Wojnarowski.

He returned to North Carolina for his senior season and averaged 17.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists, earning third team All-American honors.

Although Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka called Mykhailiuk "one of our best knockdown shooters that we had in our building" for predraft workouts, the 21-year-old felt that he also proved to the team that he can do more than just connect from deep.

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What we noticed in all the games we went to in person is, he is a tremendous passer and great screener in pick-and-roll situations, coached by John Beilein, who is a terrific coach.

Thanks to some of the moves made in Thursday's draft, Philadelphia put themselves in better position to possibly pull off a trade involving Leonard. Kyle Kuzma, who made the All-Rookie Team, and Josh Hart were part-time starters.

Wagner said he grew up influenced by Germany's greatest National Basketball Association product, Dirk Nowitzki, but that he also liked Kevin Garnett's game.

As is usually the case, undrafted players tend to agree to Summer League contracts with certain teams immediately after the draft. Wagner is known as an emotional player and leader, as MI advanced to the NCAA Championship Game with Wagner featuring as an offensive focal point throughout. Wagner can play with his back to the basket and he is a decent passer. "That's just the way I'm built, and I know Magic's built the same way and Jeanie [Buss] ultimately, we don't compete to play games, we compete to win championships so there will be a sense of urgency until that's accomplished".

"I'm very familiar with [the Lakers]".