Despite the recent losses, the Lakers have been competitive against quality teams.
With the NCAA Tournament in full swing, the Lakers are getting a glimpse at some of the prospects they might have a shot at, presuming they finish in the top five (otherwise the selection is conveyed to Philadelphia).
Center Jahlil Okafor was powerful for Duke, looking every bit a candidate for the top overall pick in June.
Despite the Lakers' dismal season, Coach
Jordan Clarkson's rebounding has been a pleasant surprise.
Rookie forward/center Tarik Black, who is on nonguaranteed contract, doesn't take for granted he'll be back with the Lakers next season.
Former Lakers coach