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The Lakers were the only team to move up in the draft, essentially swapping slots with the Knicks.
Byron Scott: "Obviously this is a step in the right direction for our franchise." Said he felt all day Lakers would get 1st or 2nd pick.
Of course, you still have to make the pick, develop the pick, hope it doesn't get injured or flop. It's never instant or automatic cure-all.
What a victory for the Lakers. Was looking like Russell/Mudiay/Winslow. All great. But Okafor/Towns in a different class.
It's been unfamiliar territory for the Lakers, city and fans these past two seasons, but there should be great optimism moving forward.
With the No. 2 pick, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and ample cap space, the worst part of the rebuild may very well be over for Lakers.
You can already feel the Lakers' burden lifted when talking to team officials. Something finally went right for them.
The Lakers endured perhaps their worst season ever in 2014-15 … but they do get the No. 2 pick in the 2015 Draft as a result.
The Lakers will end up with Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor. A solid building block for the future.
Huge night for the Lakers. Not only did they hang onto their pick, but they'll get either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns. Huge.
Byron Scott, a No. 4 overall pick himself, delivered pretty well for the Lakers with his appearance just now.
Lakers have been looking at the two big men, Towns and Okafor, ahead of the rest, so they have to be pleased with the No. 2 pick tonight.
The Lakers came thisclose to the No. 1 pick in the draft but they moved up from No. 4 to No. 2. A great day for the Lakers.
THE LAKERS HAVE THE NO. 2 PICK IN THE NBA DRAFT!!!
First pick in the 2015 NBA Draft goes to the Minnesota Timberwolves
Lakers get the second pick.
BREAKING: LAKERS HAVE THE 2ND PICK IN THE 2015 NBA DRAFT
This is the Lakers' highest draft pick since having the No. 1 overall pick in 1982 (James Worthy).
Lakers had a 37.8 percent at top 3. Which is a better chance than Nick Young (36.9) had of making a 3 last season.
The Lakers had an 11.9% chance to get the No. 1 pick and a 37.8% chance to get a Top 3 pick coming into today. They will be in the Top 3.
For those asking: the Knicks, who had the 2nd best odds, fell to No. 4, meaning the Lakers moved into the top 3 from their 4th slot.
Lakers fans Freaking out right now at this draft party. http://t.co/AHVpmDMq6U
Lakers fans are rejoicing....in the top 3! Can they move higher?
OFFICIAL: The Lakers have just moved into the Top 3, ladies & gentlemen!
LAKERS ARE IN THE TOP 3!!!!
Top 3 pick for the Lakers...
Lakers will have a top three pick. Wow. Who do ya like?
LAKERS KEEP THE PICK!
This means the Lakers keep their pick.
Lakers will keep their pick. Kings pick sixth.
Heather Cox: "What can you do tonight tonight to help your team for the future?" Russell Westbrook: "Did you see my shirt?"
Can only sit here and wait…
LAL have a 37.8% chance of jumping into the top 3, a 9.9% chance of staying at 4, a 35.1% chance for 5 + a 17% chance of losing it to PHI.
Here at the Western Conference finals .... but with guys named Getzlaf and Perry, not Curry and Harden.
Remember when the story came out the the Clippers turned the Lakers locker room into an Owner's Lounge during the playoffs?
Jeanie Buss on if she was happy when the Clippers lost: "No not at all. I feel that Steve Ballmer is a great owner...great for the league."
Jeanie also just chatted about the plan for the Lakers new state of the art practice facility, hopes it also aids in recruiting free agents
West Coast hoops. Not a bad view http://t.co/nRRyzuk8zG
Leaving behind my phone + computer so I can join the "secret" room where actual lottery draw is done. TV show, though, not on til 5:30 PDT
San Pedro's finest http://t.co/apvVrWe1uQ
How many Lakers fans are having or attending an NBA Draft Lottery party today?
Lakers’ best chance is at No. 5. There’s 35.1% chance L.A. will be draft at No. 5. 11.9% they’ll be drafting at No. 1 on June 25.
Only a few hours left (5:30pm PST) until the Lakers’ fate is determined in the NBA Draft Lottery. 82.2% chance the keep their top-five pick.
Since 1996, when basic framework for lottery was adopted, only once has No. 4 team stayed at No. 4 after ping-pong balls dropped.
Laker drama doesn't start until 7th pick announced tonight. Picks 8 thru 14 irrelevant to Lakers b/c they can't mathematically fall that far
NBA BPI gave the Warriors a 62% chance to beat the Clippers in a WCF matchup. It gives the Warriors an 81% chance to beat the Rockets.
I've talked a lot about Lakers' 17.3% chance of losing draft pick b/c of Nash trade. But they also have 37.8% chance of moving into Top 3.
The Matadome, CSUN’s home for basketball and volleyball, will add 800 new seats in time for the start of basketball season next year.
Forever my lady- Jodeci
Tonight we find out whether the Lakers keep their Top-5 pick. I think I speak for all Lakers fans out there, 5:30 PM cannot come soon enough
There is, of course, a 17.3% chance the Lakers don't end up with a Top 5 pick and therefore lose their first round pick.
The Lakers have an 11.9% chance to get the No. 1 pick, a 37.8% chance to get a Top 3 pick and an 82.7% chance to get a Top 5 pick.
Lottery day finalllly here. Lakers' No. 4 spot hasn't been luckiest: Since 1996, only 5 teams moved up from it, 13 fell and one stayed at 4.