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Lakers' lottery night Q&A
Lakers' lottery night Q&A

What’s next for the Lakers, who had the fourth-worst record, after their 21-61 season? On May 19, the Lakers will learn the position of their 2015 first-round pick when the NBA holds its annual draft lottery. The draft is June 25. What are the odds the Lakers get a top-five pick? The Lakers have an 11.9% chance to land the first pick, 12.6% for second and 13.3% at third. The team is more likely to fall from its current position in fourth (9.9%) to fifth (35.1%). Collectively that’s an 82.8% shot for the Lakers to get a top-five selection. What if the Lakers fall out of the top five? As part of the Steve Nash trade in 2012 with the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers will have to...

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