For years now, the Lakers have had mixed results with their point guards. Mostly, they've relied on veteran guards like Derek Fisher and Steve Nash. For small amounts of time, Steve Blake, Chris Duhon, and Smush Parker all had turns starting at point. What do they all have in common? They couldn't guard the computer that you're reading right now. As someone who plays fantasy basketball daily, the smart money for point guards is to take whichever point guards gets to abuse the Lakers on a given night, especially during the D'Antoni era.
Enter Marcus Smart. He was top 3 in the nation in steals during both of his seasons at Oklahoma State and consistently shut down opposing point guards. At 6'3, 227 lbs, he's a physical specimen for the point guard position and his size, athleticism, and quick hands make him a nightmare for opposing point guards. If he's available at #7, Mitch should take the opportunity to solve their point guard problems for the next decade. On top of all this, he's known to have a monstrous competitive streak and he'd get to play next to the most competitive player in the world.
I wrote a full scouting report on Marcus Smart here at http://freeagentzero.com/2014/06/16/...-marcus-smart/ if anyone wanted to check him out. I don't see any way he doesn't become a solid starting PG in the league.