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Stakes High For Lakers Draft Lottery

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The draft lottery is a time where bad teams have hope they will land a top pick and start the rebuild. For rare teams the Celtics it’s time where they are in the Eastern Conference Finals and still have a chance at the number one pick, icing on the cake. But for the Los Angeles Lakers the stakes are extremely high.

First of all their pick in top three protected. Therefore if their pick falls outside of the of the top three the Philadelphia 76ers obtain their pick. If the Lakers lose their pick they will also give up their 2019 pick to the Orlando Magic as a condition of their 2012 trade involving Dwight Howard.

The reasoning behind wanting to keep the pick is obvious but Los Angeles if they are able to keep their pick will have a chance to select top prospects Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz, or Josh Jackson.

Laker fans will be on pins and needles tonight to see the fate of their franchise. NBA fans can tune in on ESPN at 8:00 EST.

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