2014 NBA Draft Lottery: Los Angeles Lakers Odds For Top Overall Pick Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="140"] For the first time since the 2004-05 season, the Los Angeles Lakers will have a lottery pick in this year's highly anticipated draft [new_royalslider id="140"] For the first time since the 2004-05 season, the Los Angeles Lakers will have a lottery pick in this year's highly anticipated draft Rating: 0
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2014 NBA Draft Lottery: Los Angeles Lakers Odds For Top Overall Pick

For the first time since the 2004-05 season, the Los Angeles Lakers will have a lottery pick in this year’s highly anticipated draft that features Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Dante Exum, Joel Embiid, and Julius Randle.

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After finishing with the worst record since moving to Los Angeles, James Worthy will represent the Lakers at the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night in New York at 5:00 p.m. PST on ESPN. Worthy, who was the last number one overall pick for the franchise in 1982, hopes to bring home the top pick and ignite the rebuilding process.

With the Lakers finishing the 2013-14 season with the sixth worst record in the league, here is a breakdown of their odds for each pick:

1st pick: 6.3%
2nd pick: 7.1%
3rd pick: 8.1%
4th pick: N/A
5th pick: N/A
6th pick: 43.9%
7th pick: 30.5%
8th pick: 4.0%
9th pick: 0.1%

For the Lakers, they will likely remain at the sixth spot or potentially drop down to the seventh spot. However, Los Angeles does have a 6.3 percent chance at the number one overall draft pick and a 21.5 percent chance at the top three. It is important to note that the team will be unable to land the fourth or fifth picks in the draft.

In the past 12 years, six teams who were in the same position the Lakers are in right now have actually moved into the top three. Here are a list of teams that have moved up via Lakers.com:

2011: Utah Jazz – No. 3
2010: Philadelphia 76ers – No. 2
2009: Memphis Grizzlies – No. 2
2007: Portland Trail Blazers – No. 1
2005: Milwaukee Bucks – No. 1
2003: Memphis Grizzlies – No. 2

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Lakers’ front office faces their most important off-season. After the Lakers know what pick they will have in the 2014 NBA draft, they will consider numerous options including potentially trading the pick for an All-Star such as Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving in hopes of accelerating the rebuilding process.

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  • Lakers number 1 pick

    So if history repeats itself, then this is the year for the 6th best record to jump into the top 3. Notice the last time it happened was in 2011. 2014 is the year. Let’s go Lakers!

    • Lakers number 1 pick

      I mean the 6th “worst record”

  • Socrates

    Ok if lakers decide to trade pick love then I have the best starting 5 they could assemble……
    Pg:kyle Lowry
    Sf: Ariza
    Pf: love
    C: spencer hawes
    It’s all about maximizing how much ISO opportunities kb24 could with all these players who could space the floor, kobe of old could handle double teams with no problem but I don’t care how old kobe is because 1 on 1 is his game and he will destroy any player 1 on 1. Klove could benefit from this too and with Byron Scott as your coach who is say he can’t make kyle Lowry into a elite player like he did all the other pg he coache or you could wait for kyrie Irving too of course. I see no holes in this squad except some in defense but that’s why u have a good defensive scheme right.

    • comrade24

      i couldn’t agree more except i would choose Gortat over Hawes. Personal preference. don’t know if they could afford to sign Love, Ariza, and Hawes/Gortat but it would be great. I would be fine with:

      PG- Lowry/Farmar
      SG- Meeks/Bazemore
      SF- Bryant/Young
      PF- Love/Kelly
      C- Gortat/Sacre

      • Socrates

        Gortat would be a good choice too, he’s a no nonsense guy lakers could use but a froncourt that can space the floor like love and hawes and still average great rebound numbers seems so valuable and a element to a team that no other team would have. Yes there is a problem with pay so some players will need a payout which may mean we can’t sign young for what he deserves but it’s still a interesting squad.

      • Jack

        Meeks starter SG? Bazemore & Young over Xavier Henry? Lol thanks to the lord that you are not our GM. Lol

        • comrade24

          Xavier Henry has been consistently injury prone everywhere he’s went. That’s why i don’t think they should resign him unless it’s on the cheap to fill out the roster

          • Jack

            I Understand your point; but can not let go of someone with his potential just like that; is always given the benefit of the doubt; Other than that i think that Henry with one leg is better than Meeks; Young and Bezamore with two. Lol besides until now his injuries have not affected his game at all; so I do bet to him.

    • dylan

      Congrats on having the only believable roster mentioned

  • Dennis

    i had NIGHTMARE dreams today.Lakers are getting a bad pick.

    • kookiebuger

      No, shhhh lets keep a happy vibe. The Lakers are getting the #1 pick at least top 3.

  • Chippaz

    Dante Exum / Kendall Marshall
    Kobe Bryant / Nick Young
    Luol Deng / Xavier Henry
    Pau Gasol / Jordan Hill
    Greg Monroe / Robert Sacre

    Sign Gasol to a 1 yr deal and get Kevin Love next offseason.

    • dylan

      You clearly have no understanding of a salary cap if you think the Lakers sign Monroe and Deng (near max deals) resign hill and young (5 mil a piece roughly gasol (more..especially on a one year deal) and still have money for a lottery pick and love next year.


  • Russell

    I had a dream several weeks ago and in my dream the Lakers and Sacramento Kings moved into the top 3 of the NBA Draft lottery.1.Lakers 2.Sacramento Kings

  • purp& goldpride

    Come basketball God’s, give us some luck!!!

    Go Lakers

  • 3339

    so this is what caring about the draft lottery feels like.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    The NBA Draft Lottery is about to start and the Lakers have everything riding on this and we can see how great this pick will be.Number 1 pick lets keep the good luck going as we now got rid of Mike D’Antoni now we need the number 1 pick.

  • VillainKing

    #1 overall pick in 2014 NBA draft LOS ANGELES LAKERS..plss GOD give us luck..

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Cleveland Cavs win the number 1 pick once again this shit is rigged.F the NBA!

  • Roger

    Fuck the NBA it just gave Dan Gilbert another number 1 pick.Rigged much?Making up for LeBron James leaving setting up his return to Cleveland?Damn you NBA!

  • Nalin Shukla

    I’m sick of all these conspiracy theories..just because the cavs got kyrie Lebron Bennett and wiggins people think the nba is rigged..ha!

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