10 best draft choices by the Lakers since 1990

Derek Fisher has appeared in more postseason games than anyone in league history. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]
Derek Fisher has appeared in more postseason games than anyone in league history. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]

A couple former starting point guards are among those at the top of the list for the Lakers.

The next team in the series of top 10 draft picks since 1990 to be looked at is the Los Angeles Lakers.

In order to make the list, the player must have actually been drafted by the Lakers (of course Kobe Bryant would easily lead the way on this list, except he was drafted by the Hornets and traded to Los Angeles later in the draft). Only the player's impact with the Lakers is considered (D'Angelo Russell played just two seasons with the Lakers and became an All-Star after leaving). Where they were drafted can matter meaning if a second-round pick had almost as much impact as a lottery pick, then the second round pick will be higher.

The team's draft picks were found at Basketball Reference.

1

Nick Van Exel - Second round, 37th overall (1993)

Very productive as a second round pick, Van Exel was an All-Star in 1997-98 and averaged 14.9 points and 7.3 assists in five years with the team.

2

Eddie Jones - First round, 10th overall (1994)

In 4.5 seasons with the Lakers, Jones was an All-Star twice, a Second Team All-Defensive member in 1997-98, and averaged at least two steals a contest in three of his four full seasons in Los Angeles.

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