2011 NBA Draft Grades: Lakers' Draft Picks Range From Solid To 'Chu Chu'

The Los Angeles Lakers had a very ... interesting day in the shadow of the 2011 NBA Draft: they landed players named Metta World Peace and Chu Chu. A++.

Gained: Darius Morris, Andrew Goudelock, Ater Majok, a future pick or something.

Gave up: The rights to Chu Chu Maduabaum. :-(

Synopsis: The Lakers came in with four second-round picks and a sense of humor. They landed two potential first-round guards, some LOLs and a 25-year-old to watch develop in Australia, the former Yugoslavia, Japan or somewhere. 

Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock might not get much time in the Lakers' rotation; Mike Brown is more amenable to youth than was Phil Jackson, but this is still a veteran roster with solid depth, even in the backcourt. Goudelock could plug in early on; Morris figures to land in the D-League for now.

Majok can't possibly ever be an NBA player. Chu Chu goes to Denver, and maybe back to the D-League.

Grade: B+.

For more on the Lakers, visit Silver Screen And Roll.

Hit our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage of the aftermath.

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