With the Clippers winning their final game of the regular season on Tuesday night, finishing with a 56-26 record, the Lakers lost a second-round pick in the 2015 NBA draft.
The Lakers acquired Jeremy Lin along with two picks from the Houston Rockets in July, including a protected second from the Clippers.
The Rockets originally received the Clippers' pick from the Toronto Raptors, in a complicated set of moves involving players no longer in the league (Hassan Adams and David Andersen).
The Clippers' current seven-game winning streak guaranteed their pick will climb no higher than 56th. Instead of going to the Lakers, the second-rounder will convey to the Denver...