The Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's lottery, behind the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Since 2000, a number of elite players were selected second -- along with many who never lived up to their potential.
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly the Seattle SuperSonics) is the best two-pick of the millennium thus far, winning the NBA's most valuable player award for the 2013-14 season.
Portland Trail Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge is second only to Durant, and could be a free agent target of the Lakers this summer. Durant is certainly on the team's radar when his contract expires after the 2015-16 season.