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  • Lakers' lucky number comes up in NBA draft lottery with No. 2 pick

    Lakers' lucky number comes up in NBA draft lottery with No. 2 pick
    The agony subsided after many, many months of it. Something finally went right for the Lakers after their worst season ever. They hung on to the pick they could have lost because of the Steve Nash trade and doubled down by jumping from No. 4 to No. 2 in...
  • Lakers in position to draft either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns

    Lakers in position to draft either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns
    Good news for the Lakers would have been the fourth or fifth pick in the 2015 NBA. Instead, they'll draft second, behind the Minnesota Timberwolves after jumping in the draft lottery on Tuesday. "We played like crap all season so it's only right we...
  • Lakers thrilled to finish No. 2 as balls fall in NBA draft lottery

    Lakers thrilled to finish No. 2 as balls fall in NBA draft lottery
    The most backward of all Lakers seasons appropriately ended Tuesday with the most unique of giddy chants. "We're No. 2 …We're No. 2 …" For a franchise that bases its entire self-worth on championships, never before has finishing second...
  • Karl-Anthony Towns is odds-on favorite to be top NBA draft pick

    Karl-Anthony Towns is odds-on favorite to be top NBA draft pick
    The Lakers lucked into the second overall pick in the NBA draft with a strong showing in Tuesday's draft lottery. The Minnesota Timberwolves will make the first selection. According to gambling website Bovada, Kentucky forward/center Karl-Anthony...
  • Lottery landscape: Players within (and out of) Heat reach at No. 10

    Lottery landscape: Players within (and out of) Heat reach at No. 10
    The Miami Heat did not beat the game in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery, but they stayed in the game, which is what mattered most, emerging with the No. 10 pick for the June 25 NBA Draft in Brooklyn. Based on Tuesday's results, a look at where the Heat...
  • Jeff Van Gundy: 'It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans'

    Jeff Van Gundy: 'It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans'
    That the Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, instead of losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, was a significant victory for the franchise. "It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans," said ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van...
  • Robbins: The Orlando Magic will have to make their own luck

    Robbins: The Orlando Magic will have to make their own luck
    NEW YORK — The Orlando Magic now have completed three consecutive trips to the NBA Draft Lottery during the post-Dwight Howard Era, and the closest the Magic have come to receiving any luck at all occurred on May 21, 2013. What seemed like a...
  • Jim Souhan: Timberwolves' lottery victory more about morale than player

    For their entire franchise history, the Timberwolves had to feel the same way about the NBA lottery as Americans feel about the actual lottery. You have about as much chance to win whether you're eligible or not. That changed Tuesday night when the...
  • No. 2 draft pick could mean end of Jordan Hill's run with Lakers

    No. 2 draft pick could mean end of Jordan Hill's run with Lakers
    With the Lakers winning the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Jordan Hill's time with the team could be nearing an end. The team has an option on Hill's contract next year with the decision due before July. The Lakers can either pay him $9...
  • Kings' Divac says Cousins 'is untradeable'

    Vlade Divac seemingly has put an end to the persistent rumors that Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins might be traded. "Right now, if we're talking about today, yeah, DeMarcus is untradeable," the Kings vice president of basketball and franchise...
  • Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge best No. 2 picks of last 15 years

    Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge best No. 2 picks of last 15 years
    The Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's lottery, behind the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since 2000, a number of elite players were selected second -- along with many who never lived up to their potential. Kevin Durant...