Anthony Davis

Lakers will receive No. 2 pick in 2017 NBA draft

Lakers will receive No. 2 pick in 2017 NBA draft

Finally free from the sequestering room where he waited for the NBA’s draft lottery show to end, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka weaved through the throng of people exiting a hotel ballroom. He wanted to find Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson so they could celebrate this thing over which they had no control, but that wound up meaning so much to them.

Pelinka found Johnson in a side room. They grinned, and laughed, and embraced.

The Lakers will select second in the June draft. Their winning combination was 14, 5, 3, 12. They had the third-best odds of securing a pick in the top three — a 46.92% chance, and just a 15.74% chance of getting the second...

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