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Can Lakers find a way to climb in the 2014 NBA draft?
Can Lakers find a way to climb in the 2014 NBA draft?

The Lakers hoped to land a top-three pick in the NBA draft lottery last month. Instead, the team dropped from the sixth to seventh when the lottery order was announced. Do the Lakers have any means to climb in the draft?  If so, to what end? The top three players in the June 26 draft are projected to be center Joel Embiid and forward Andrew Wiggins from Kansas and forward Jabari Parker from Duke. The three should land with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who select first, Milwaukee Bucks (second) and Philadelphia 76ers (third) in some order. The Lakers can offer a first-round pick of their own for the 2019 draft. The only players the Lakers can offer in trade in June are Kobe Bryant,...

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