Some info that would please Lakers fans: Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Isiah Thomas, Jason Kidd, Gary Payton were all No. 2 picks
The irony of Lakers fans bragging about their lottery pick to Clippers fans is just tremendous.
No Lakers received a vote for any of the all-nba defensive teams
Raptors were one of 6 teams that didnt have a player receive a single vote for NBA All-Defense (Raps, Nets, Knicks, Nuggets, Lakers, Wolves)
Francesa currently hammering callers on what the Lakers should do at No. 2. I have a headache
*steps outside to walk dog... neighbor walks up* Neighbor: "Were u at the lottery last nite?" Me: *nods* Neighbor: "My Lakers are No. 2!"
"It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans" Jeff Van Gundy via ESPN conference call on the jump to #2 in lottery
Lakers: 16 NBA titles. Other 13 teams in the lottery room last night: 13 NBA titles combined.
The Lakers: 4 total lottery appearances, 2nd-fewest in NBA (SAS has 3). The other 13 teams in 2015 lottery: 163 combined appearances.
Plaschke added on rift, "That's never going to get any better." We'll talk about this on the show, Lakers lottery luck, Dodgers loss & more.
The Lakers' #2 pick will sign for $5.1 mil in their first year - their cap hold unsigned is $4.3 mil - so they'll need to hit FA 1st
Left out the 27th pick - pencil in Lakers at $22.2-$22.7 mil in cap w/o Hill
Technically the Lakers can trade their 2015 1st rounder - since they have the Houston pick at 27 - not an issue of legality but practicality
Lakers now owe their 2016 1st to the Sixers (top-3 protected) and 2018 1st to the Magic (top-5 protected) - 2017 no longer going to Orlando
Jimmy Buss 100% asked Kobe to be the Lakers' lottery rep initially and I really want to know how that conversation went.
Anyone the Lakers draft has to be willing to accept a secondary role. This is still Nick Young's team.