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Lakers have a big/little decision: Jahlil Okafor or D'Angelo Russell?

Lakers have a big/little decision: Jahlil Okafor or D'Angelo Russell?

Big or small? It's still being debated within the Lakers organization before Thursday's NBA draft. Conventional wisdom says they will use the No. 2 overall pick to take Jahlil Okafor, the Duke center who earned Tim Duncan comparisons while leading the Blue Devils to the NCAA championship. But the NBA's recent shift to a space-and-pace mind-set — thank you, Golden State — is partly why the Lakers are strongly considering Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell after he shot extremely well during a workout for the team last weekend. The Lakers initially had questions about his outside touch after scouting Russell during Ohio State's season but later...

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