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Lakers have the No. 7 NBA draft pick — that's certain, for now
Lakers have the No. 7 NBA draft pick — that's certain, for now

The Lakers don't have first-round picks often, but when they do, they make them as mysterious as anything. Any number of things could happen to the seventh overall pick they hold in Thursday's NBA draft. They could take one of three point guards: Dante Exum (unlikely he'll still be available), Marcus Smart or Elfrid Payton. They could take one of three power forwards: Noah Vonleh (also unlikely to be available), Aaron Gordon or Julius Randle. Or they could back into injury-prone Kansas center Joel Embiid, the top projected pick last week, now expected to fall after foot surgery that could jeopardize his first NBA season. (Imagine the look on Kobe Bryant's face...

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