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1996

He was drafted by the Hornets then traded to the Lakers for Vlade Divac.

In his early years he didn't get much playing time then Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel were traded and he started to blossom into the best player the league has seen since Jordan.

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They didn't. The Charlotte Bobcats did. But the Lakers traded Vlade Divac to the Bobcats for Kobe Bryant on Draft Night in 1996.

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In 1996. He was the first guard to be drafted out of highschool

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He was 19 years old when he got drafted from the wizard he was the 13 overall pick then he was traded to the lakers

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he was drafted in 1996

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senior year with outstanding grades

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he was 17.

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1996

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