The Lakers, with up to four picks in June's 2015
Provided the team gets through May's draft lottery with a top-five pick, which will otherwise go to the Philadelphia 76ers (via the
Towns projects to be a top two pick in June; Stein seems a lock to go somewhere in the top 14 (or even top 10).
Also in the West, Arizona small forward Stanley Johnson will be on display when the second-seeded Wildcats take on No. 15 Texas Southern.
Okafor is a serious offensive force at the center position, and will probably go first or second in the draft. His teammate, small forward Justice Winslow, might also be a top 10 selection.
Friday will also feature Wisconsin, No. 1 in the West, vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina. With a strong performance, Badgers big man Frank Kaminsky could land with a lottery team.
The Lakers will have to look very closely at the entire tournament. As of Tuesday, they'd have their own picks at fourth and 34th, plus the
The Clippers' pick only conveys to the Lakers if it's in the 51-55 range.