Pacers pick up Kentucky’s Jackson in first round
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers selected Isaiah Jackson in the first round of the NBA draft but he wasn’t with the team for long.
The Lakers traded the rights to the 6-foot-11 forward from Kentucky to the Indiana Pacers via the Washington Wizards.
The Wizards were originally in line to get Thursday’s No. 21 overall selection as part of a larger deal where the Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from Washington for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell.