Simons, 19, announced in March that he planned to forgo his collegiate eligibility and declare for the NBA draft since he was a year removed from high school.
"Simons could be hit or miss coming straight from high school with an underdeveloped frame," Wasserman wrote. "He'll be an upside gamble in the No. 25-35 range for his athleticism and scoring potential."
The Lakers, it should be noted, have been connected to a handful of prospects in Round 1.
Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo reported Wednesday that there's a "growing belief around the league" the Lakers made a promise to former Maryland guard Kevin Huerter and will select him if he's still on the board at No. 25 overall.
"I've heard that the Lakers are either looking to add a pick in the middle of the first round or trade up from the 25th pick into the middle of the first round to draft the player that they're targeting," O'Connor said. "Zhaire Smith is the name that I've heard that they're very high on."
On top of that, the New York Times' Adam Zagoria reported the Lakers are "seriously considering" selecting Mitchell Robinson at No. 25.
Recruit information courtesy of 247Sports.