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Mitch Kupchak hopeful for draft lottery success, open to moving pick
Mitch Kupchak hopeful for draft lottery success, open to moving pick

The NBA opened its annual draft combine in Chicago on Thursday. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak was on hand to observe and meet with a number of prospects for June's NBA draft, armed with a rare lottery pick. "We have not been in [the lottery] very often," said Kupchak in a video interview with ESPN.  "The last time we were in it, we drafted Andrew Bynum [with the 10th overall pick in 2005]." The Lakers (27-55) finished the season with the sixth-worst record in the league.  This coming Tuesday, the NBA will hold the draft lottery. The Lakers have a 21.5% chance of climbing to a top-three pick. "We're hopeful that we jump up in the...

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