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2014 NBA Draft: Lakers Percentage Odds For Top Overall Pick

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The worst season in franchise history is finally over for the Los Angeles Lakers. Although the season was disappointing to say the least, the Lakers finished on a high note winning the final two games of the season, but it has impacted their chances of landing a high pick in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft.

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According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, the Lakers have a slight chance of landing the top pick or a pick in the top three come June 26:

As a result of the two wins to finish the season, the Lakers will most likely land the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The sixth spot in the draft has been the most likely scenario for quite some time now, but after the final game nothing will change unless a trade is made.

Mike Trudell of Lakers.com tweeted about the Lakers’ chances for each pick outside of the fourth and fifth picks:

With a considerable amount of potential game-changers in the upcoming draft, the Lakers having the highest pick possible will be highly beneficial. Not only will the Lakers have a shot to bring in talented young player like Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid or Dante Exum, but they could use the pick in a trade if the opportunity presents itself.

Now that the season is over, a lot of decisions need to made in terms of players coming and going. There’s been no clear indication on which players will be retained outside of the ones already under contract like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Robert Sacre.

Needless to say, drastic changes may be on the horizon for this storied franchise as Jim Buss and GM Mitch Kupchak attempt to right the ship in the off-season.
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  • Jim213

    More probable would be acquiring the 3rd pick (out of the top 3) but hopefully they don’t drop below 6th.

    • LakersHeatBeef

      Put you on the spot you got the #1 pick who would you draft?

      • Jim213

        Tough one to call but I’d go Wiggins or Exum. Not sold on Parker especially given his state of mind at times. After the loss and reaction in the tournament IMO he needs more time to mature mentally.

        Embiid has had a slight history of back issues and given his age I’m starting to believe he may possibly turn out to be the next Greg Oden (not sold on Embiid for a #1 pick).

        • Dwayne

          What about Exum?

          • Jim213

            IMO, if the Lakers don’t land 3rd or stay @ the 6th seed he’d be drafted by the time their number was called up. Thus, depending where they land come lottery draft time trading down for another pick or trading it to land a proven star player should be considered IMO.

          • imbwar

            Yes, I think that the Lakers have to have that 4th or 5th pick… and/or depending on the team needs or Exum forcing his way to the Lakers.. he can easily go to Australia to play pro ball (as a threat)

          • Jim213

            The lakers can’t land 4th or 5th in the lottery. For some reason taken out of equation (draft policy) but best to land a top 3 or stay at 6th.

          • imbwar

            I heard Mike Trudeau say the worst they could get was the 9th pick yesterday.. depending on if any team that has a better record than the Lakers all get the top 3 picks…then it goes by record which could push the Lakers to 9th at worst… 6th most likely, and a small probability top 3…

          • comrade24

            there’s a 21.5% chance we land in top 3

        • LakersHeatBeef

          Yeah i agree on that as far as Andrew Wiggins goes that’s my dream player out of this draft for the Lakers.I see major potential with him on both ends of the court and he seems very marketable.

          As for Dante Exum i love his game also and i sure hope the Lakers can get him to force his way to the Lakers ala Kobe.Jabari has turned off lots of fans and that is fine i happen to love his scoring ability but he needs to play defense in order to win championships on the NBA level.

  • lakers4life

    we should have lost these past two games… instead of losing against Utah we gave them the worst record in the west n a high chance to receive the 5th pick..wtf

    • Ed Chavez

      We can’t do ANYTHING right this year :(

    • michael

      Have you really thought that utah would louse that game? Going from #4 to #6?

      I don’t think so.

      • lakers4life

        Like Kobe said if your going to do something then be the best at what your doing.. Our goal was to lose this season..I think we could have lost these past two games to try and get the worst record in the west and get the 5th pick instead of the 6th.. Im trying to draft a good player this draft and not suck next season and get into the playoff picture next season…what are you trying to do micahel? Ride the dantoni ship?

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Oh well the last time i remember being excited for a draft lottery was the Andrew Bynum draft.We landed the 10th pick that year.This year we have a much better chance of landing in the top 3 and we sit at #6 as it stands.5/20/2014 reveals all.

  • vdogg

    STOP with the whole ‘we should have tanked’ BS.. please. as mitch himself said, it’s never a good idea to try and manipulate the draft. the lakers are a class organization.. this is not utah, boston or philly. we get the pick we get and we make the wisest choice we can with it. laker players play to win and always will, no matter where the team is in the standings.

    • Jim213

      IMO, if the Lakers don’t land a top pick or fall lower it may be best to move up slightly (trade up a little to try and acquire a 2nd rounder). Either Cavs or the 76ers (many picks) look more like a sure bet tho the Lakers would have to draft a player but they can trade it after if it goes that route.

    • TheTruthKills

      Please stop with the “this is not Utah, Boston, or Philly” crap. We’re right there in the gutter with them.

      • Daryl Peek

        This not those teams. The Lakers don’t tank period! and any fan upset about wins down the stretch are not real fans IMO.

        • Jim213

          Thinking about it’s too soon to post FA observations. There’s a few FAs to observe come playoff time. So sometime around the start of the Finals seems best IMO. With FA starting in July.

          • Daryl Peek

            Can only lock up preferred choices in theory. There’s a very long list of available FA but there are too many different variables that will change things from now til negations with them begins.

        • lakers4life

          losing benefits us more then wins down the stretch..what does a win do for us towards the end? versus losing and getting a higher draft pick to HELP the team in the future. If you cant see how that helps improve the team for the future then idk what to tell you Darly Peek

          • Daryl Peek

            I don’t care about lottery balls when games are being played. The chips will fall where they may and always have with this franchise, and it’s been fine. That’s it, that all. Tanking is unacceptable!

  • hoperhetoric

    Lakers players are so proud of winning twice, but its not appreciated because they beat those teams that really wanted to lose, purposely selling the game. Unbelievable turnovers by jazz. Spurs resting for playoffs & in mind they dont want the rival kobe & lakers get a higher draft…
    If Lakers dont get the top 5 players wiggins, emblid, parker, exum, randle, i will hate every word that swaggy p says!
    So proud of winning those 2 but they can hardly beat Jazz & Spurs early in the season…

    • hoperhetoric

      Swaggy dont want the lakers get the top 5 because he thinks he will be outshine by that draftee & lose his laker fame.

  • Elden Campbell

    I think many people need to realize that the top 4 teams, the bucks, 76ers, magic, and jazz are probably going to be a lottery team for the next several years. Whether the top prospects of Wiggins, Embiid, Parker, Randle are gone, those players will be stuck and unhappy for the next several years. They’ll shine, but I don’t see any of those teams making a run for the title. Whether we end up with Dante Exum, Marcus Smart, or Aaron Gordon or any of those in the top 4, we still have a better chance of turning things around as quick as next year, in two years, and at most 3 years. IMO, the Lakers should look towards a big guard that can be molded into a Westbrook type player or find a PF that doesn’t play this D’Antoni stupid stretch 4 sh*t.

    • TheTruthKills

      The Sixers could have a potential core of Carter-Williams, Wiggins, and Noel. They’ll also be playing in a weak eastern conference. They’ll get it turned around a lot quicker than you think.

      • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

        if all goes well… you are looking at at least 5 years before these teams can sniff a playoff series….

        • comrade24

          that’s because they get so unhappy with losing and force their way to the more stable, large market teams. The new CBA may shake a lot of that up though.

      • michael

        I bet with you, we will see them next year tanking again.

  • TheTruthKills

    I’m hoping for either a top 3 pick or Exum forcing his way here. Finally time to start building for the for the future.

  • LA Show

    so, if we do get a top 3 pick, should we choose a “potentially” good player (exum, wiggins, parker, embiid, randle), trade it for an already established player who is most likely going to opt out of his contract and help kobe win NOW (love, kyrie?), or even trade down and get 2 picks in the top 15 since we have so many voids we need to fill in every position…. its really depends if the front office is thinking about winning now or the future, the new coach, and the free agent market… this off season is going to be a show

    • imbwar

      I think that if the Lakers get a top 3 pick they’ll keep it but I can see them trading the 6th pick… the Lakers have always built there team through free agency… the Last time they did a “building” through the draft was Bynum, and we know how that ended.

      • comrade24

        it ended with 2 championships. before that we rebuilt through the draft in a way by trading Vlade Divac to Charlotte for the 13th pick in the 96 draft. That resulted in 5 championships. Before that they drafted Magic, drafted Worthy. 5 more championships. I would say the Lakers don’t rebuild through the draft often, but when they do it’s been quite successful.

        • imbwar

          It ended with a guy who we don’t have anymore and isn’t even in the L anymore (not playing in the playoffs) the Lakers didn’t DRAFT Kobe so I do understand you saying “the draft in a way by trading” to bolster your point yet like MK, said in the interview yesterday they build through free agency, 2ND Worthy has 3 rings not 5… no Worthy was the last pick they had in the top 3, Jones and Bynum were 10th other than that I will wait for your response to google the Last player the Lakers drafted that help the win a Chip.

          • comrade24

            I don’t disagree with you about Bynum. He’s not helping us now, but he certainly helped us win 2 championships. I know that worthy only won three rings. my comment was “Before that they drafted Magic, drafted Worthy. 5 more championships.”

          • imbwar

            oh okay gotcha… I just hope they are able to get Exum.. I’ve been trying to watch everything I can on him, and he reminds me of Penny Hardaway… this waiting till Lottery night is killing me…

          • comrade24

            yeah, i’m dying for May 20th to get here just to find out what pick we’ll have. then the following month will kill me waiting to see who we get or trade for.

  • tstar02

    if we get the 6th pick, why not trade it for 2 lower first rounders?? i mean the game changers will all probably be gone by that time, might as well get more younger dudes that can play. or if anything trade that pick for a proven vet, im not saying klove or anything, go for him when he a FA, but some other players. I rather have a proven nba player than a 19 yr old rook.

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      or better yet… trade our fist round pick for a proven NBA player… perhaps minnie could be entice to let go of Love for that…

    • Josh

      I felt the same way about proven veterans vs unproven rookies. Then Vlade-for-Kobe happened.

  • Daryn Puck

    The Lakers are caught up in the game west coast change.Yes it’s a game not familiar to Lakers fans it’s called the lottery yikes.Well rebuilding and tanking were never in the Lakers vocabulary until Jimmy Buss officially took over after the passing of his father the legendary Jerry Buss.Now seemingly every move Jimmy Buss makes bites him in the ass.

    When will it end and how can Jimmy right the ship?No clear answers to any of this mayhem going on in Lakers Land lately.The Lakers FO is inept and incompetent and ignorant and immoral and indecent those are the 5 i’s that Jimmy Buss and his group are.

    Hell toss in indecisive and impatient and idiots for good measure that’s what has become of the Lakers management.Mike should take the Marshall job ASAP and dodge town this team is not run by a good FO and they need to get a new coach anyways since D’Antoni brothers style doesn’t belong with this roster.

    Look for this roster next season to be much worse and Kobe Bryant should just stay in France and yes all the tankers are not real fans come on now cheering for your Lakers to lose games WTF?That’s not a real fan to hope Utah beats the Lakers no no no.Beating the Spurs and fans complaining that’s just wrong of these so called Lakers fans.Mike D’Antoni will be back coaching the sidelines deal with it or else go cheer for another team to quote MDA.

    Lakers Next Season

    PG Steve Nash,Kendall Marshall,Jordan Farmar
    SG Kobe Bryant,Nick Young,Kent Bazemore
    SF Wes Johnson,Dario Saric
    PF Ryan Kelly,Ed Davis
    C Robert Sacre,Nazr Mohammed

  • Daryn Puck

    Come on now it’s the Lakers way…

  • Ventura

    The only way any top prospects fall to the Lakers at #6 are the following well Andrew Wiggins pretends to be a full blown crackhead admitting his father was a coke head and then telling teams he is the next Richard Dumas.Wiggins would then slip to #6.Joel Embiid must walk with a cane and say he can’t bend over and also that once he becomes a free agent he is leaving to the Lakers like Kareem and Shaq and Dwight he will force his way out.Dante Exum goes into workout airballing layups and dribbling the ball off his shoes the whole time then he starts yelling and screaming at the coaches and he becomes a total cancer to the whole staff and he flashes the teams the middle finger that would guarantee us Exum at #6.

    Other than that we are drafting Marcus Smart because he already tanked his way to the Lakers by pushing that fat fuck fan in the stands once he pushed that old man he was guaranteed to become a Lakers player for many years to come.Well staged and well planned by all parties involved.Marcus Smart and the Lakers fun times.Lakers know how to get the player they want at all costs.Kobe ring a bell.

    • imbwar

      I have a feeling that IF the Lakers stay at 6, they will be drafting Aaron Gordon… Now Dante Exum can force his way to the Lakers through his agent that he shares with Kobe… or depending on the draft needs of the teams ahead of the Lakers… this is just my opinion and where I differ from you in respects to Marcus Smart, I don’t believe that the Lakers will draft him… we all know about his outside shooting ability and his 6’5 height and being a tweener he isn’t a pg or a 2 guard … yes his a competitor and he hates losing (pushing the fan) he’s young and learned from that. I am not opposed to the Lakers drafting him but I think that if the Lakers draft him they wont go after Kyrie Irving, there would be no reason too, though if I do feel that the Lakers are targeting Dante Exum, he can play the 1,2 and the 3.. I watched a lot of OKst games this year and last year and Marcus game doesn’t seem to translate to me, again jmo.. I had thought he would be a D.Lillard but not even close… I just don’t see the Lakers going after or even thinking about Marcus Smart… If it’s a point guard they are targeting I only see Exum other than that they are looking at Irving…

      • comrade24

        I really don’t think they’ll draft Aaron Gordon because the long term plan seems to be to go all in for Kevin Love. As far as Kyrie, love his offensive game, but he is the worst defensive player to come out of Duke in i don’t know how long. Hard to believe he played under Coach K.

        • imbwar

          Kyrie was hurt his freshman year and didn’t even play for Coach K, and yes defense escapes a lot of young players he’s okay on ball but team d is where he gets in trouble… Aaron Gordon could be a 3 and/or could be draft in plans to trade for K. Love, again the Lakers build through free agency rather than hoping and praying for a top pick, though I hope they get a top 3 pick.

          • comrade24

            If they get a top 3 pick they’d be a fool to trade considering the talent in the top of this draft. Being able to sign a Parker, Embiid, Wiggins type player on a rookie salary would be hard to pass up, especially considering we have ample cap room to build through FA simultaneously. If they end up with the 6th or lower pick, let Mitch work his Lakers magic and see who they can get.

          • imbwar

            Yes, I know.. IF they won the top pick who’s the pick?? they wouldn’t trade a top 3 pick, at least I hope not… and with Lance on that FA list, Mitch is always calm, poker face… got mad faith in him and the FO…

          • comrade24

            It’s hard to say. it’s a gamble having that #1 pick. I would think the safest bets would be to pick Wiggins or Parker. They seem like they have the highest ceiling of any player in the draft, but who knows. Exum’s a wild card since no one has had an opportunity to see him play against real talent. I look like an all star when playing against my kids in the drive way, you know what i mean? He could be the next Magic (forgive the blasphemy), or he could be a huge bust.

  • Ventura

    Lakers are all in for the 2014 NBA Draft and Lakers will be in the playoffs next year.

  • David Stern Robbed Us

    Wait so we have no chance whatsoever of 4th or 5th pick? How does that work?

    • Josh

      The lottery is only for the top 3 picks. After that, teams just pick in order, so you can move up to the the top 3, keep your own draft slot, or drop up to 3 slots if teams behind you move up.

  • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

    My Draft Board:Embiid(Bucks), Parkers(76ers), Wiggins(M

    • comrade24

      i hope you’re right!

  • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

    My Board: Embiid(Bucks), Jabari(76ers),Wiggins(Magic ), Exum(Lakers),Randle(Jazz),Aaron(Celtics)

  • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

    Lakers Would Most Likely Pick Exum, Randle, Gordon or Smart

  • Gekko

    Just an oservation, but I was at Disneyworld recently and I noticed that of all of the sports shirts, caps, purses, pants or any other items a person could wear, by far the predominant sports team was the Lakers. Not even a close second.
    We might have a horrible record, but there is still a strong fan base.

    • comrade24

      Disney WORLD or Disney LAND? were the rides surrounded by children and butterflies or gang members and prostitutes?

  • comrade24

    I will be upset if they have the opportunity to draft Parker and don’t. I’m telling you, this kid is gonna be HUGE in a few years. Lebron/Kd type potential there.

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