The ping pong balls are in, and the Los Angeles Lakers will pick seventh in the 2014 NBA Draft. While they had a 21.5% chance at a top three selection, the Lakers will pick at number seven as a result of their 27-55 record from 2013-14, sixth worst in the league.
The Lakers haven't had a lottery pick since 2005, when they snagged the youngest NBA player ever drafted, 17 year-old Andrew Bynum straight from high school. Bynum went on to help the Lakers capture two championships.
At number seven, there’s certainly no lack of talent for the Lakers to choose from. Potential prospects include PF Noah Vonleh from Indiana, PF Julius Randle of Kentucky and PF Aaron Gordon from Arizona.
Dante Exum, the 6'6" guard from Australia has caught the attention of many scouts. Represented by Rob Pelinka, (agent of Kobe Bryant), there has been talk that Exum could potentially find his way onto the Lakers' roster if he's still available at seven.
The 2014 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 26.
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