Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland says he hasn’t been lobbying LeBron James to get drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, adding that Kobe Bryant was his favorite player growing up.
Garland is part of the same sports agency as James, Klutch Sports. The Lakers have the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and could select Garland.
Garland only played in five games this college season because of a meniscus injury. He averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 53.7 percent from the field, 47.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Lakers need more shooting around James and Garland fits that bill perfectly.