By Kenneth Teape
Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Josh Hart, is ready to become more than just a 3-and-D player.
Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers had one of the best draft classes in recent memory. While Lonzo Ball garnered the most attention as the No. 2 overall pick, it was the work the Lakers did later in the draft that was most impressive.
After some wheeling and dealing, the Lakers landed two more selections in the first round; No. 27 and No. 30. With the No. 27 overall pick, Los Angeles selected Kyle Kuzma out of Utah. Kuzma surpassed expectations right from the start, finishing the regular season tied for the team lead in points per game with 16.1.
With the No. 30 overall selection, the Lakers landed Josh Hart out of Villanova. As a four-year collegiate player, Hart was a little undervalued because of his age. However, there weren’t many players that were more ready for the NBA than Hart.
Hart battled injuries early on, but as the season wore on, his role grew as well. Hart could do everything well coming out of Villanova. He was the quintessential 3-and-D player, as he could defend multiple positions and knock down shots from the...