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Lakers' struggles could lead to strong prospect in NBA draft
Lakers' struggles could lead to strong prospect in NBA draft

At 16-26, the Lakers are unlikely to make the playoffs. On May 20, the NBA will hold its annual draft lottery. The last time the Lakers fell to the lottery, they drafted Andrew Bynum in 2005 with the 10th overall pick. Currently, the Lakers have the ninth-worst record in the league, but they're not too far ahead of the Sacramento Kings (15-25), Cleveland Cavaliers (15-26), New York Knicks (15-26), Boston Celtics (14-29) and Utah Jazz (14-29). It would take serious losing for the Lakers to catch the Philadelphia 76ers (13-28), Orlando Magic (11-31) and Milwaukee Bucks (7-33). The Bucks may not win nine more games all season. The silver lining in the prospect of a lost season is...

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