The Lakers still haven't hired a head coach but over the last week, the team continued to prepare for Thursday's NBA draft.
The Lakers have the seventh overall pick in the draft, possibly going with Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, according to a Times' mock draft.
The Lakers are going through a rebuilding process, but the franchise hopes to quickly return to contention. To that end, all-star Kobe Bryant, in Brazil for the World Cup, said he's 100% healthy.
Oddsmakers have the Lakers as a 40-1 long shot to win the 2014-15 NBA title.