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With Clippers' climb in standings, Lakers lose second-round pick

With Clippers' climb in standings, Lakers lose second-round pick

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...

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