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Lakers slowly eliminating one possibility before the draft
Lakers slowly eliminating one possibility before the draft

It's never easy to predict the NBA draft, especially which players will be around when the Lakers pick tonight. But one thing looks slightly more certain — they won't trade the seventh overall selection before the draft. As of early this afternoon, the Lakers weren't sensing any momentum toward a trade, meaning they will likely choose from an assortment of amateur players when it's their turn to pick about 5 p.m. PDT. Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins are expected to be the top two picks. Two more intriguing names will probably be gone by the time the Lakers are up — point guard Dante Exum and power forward Noah Vonleh. But there's a chance injured...

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