Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Laker Wins Could Hurt In The Long...

Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Laker Wins Could Hurt In The Long Run

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The Lakers finally won on Sunday, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103. While it was nice to see the kids playing well and beating a playoff caliber team, the win brought about mixed emotion for many fans.

With a record of 22-55 the Lakers are now tied with the Phoenix Suns for the second worst record in the league. There are no tiebreakers for worst record, meaning the Lakers and Suns would split the odds on draft night. While the Lakers would still have a 51 percent chance of keeping their pick – down from 56 percent – the importance of that pick cannot be overstated.

If the Lakers keep their 2017 pick, they also keep their 2019 first rounder which is owed to the Orlando Magic. That pick would, in turn, become two second round picks.

The Lakers need to keep this pick, and a five percent change could be the difference.

Lakers Nation News

Derek Fisher Thinks Kobe Bryant Should Get Two Statues Outside Of Staples Center

Lakers News: Nick Young Shut Down For The Rest Of The Season

Lakers News: Larry Nance Jr. Speaks On Importance Of Finishing This Year Strong

Lakers News: Luke Walton Believes D’Angelo Russell Is Taking A “Huge Step Forward”

Lakers Podcast: D’Angelo Russell’s Future In Los Angeles, Plus-Assessing Luke Walton’s First Season

Three Takeaways from Lakers Victory Over the Grizzles

Lakers Great Kobe Bryant Congratulates Tracy McGrady On Making The Hall Of Fame

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Says Mike Conley Is A Veteran He Looks Up To

Luke Walton Says Lakers Must Have An “Edge” Right From The Start Of Games

Three Takeaways From The Lakers Loss To The Clippers

Lakers News: Luke Walton To Keep Starting Lineup Moving Forward

NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls Finally Ready To Trade Jimmy Butler This Summer?

Lakers News: Rookie Center Ivica Zubac Out For The Season

Lakers News

Report: Lakers shut down Nick Young for the remainder of the season – CBS Sports

Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram is feeling close to 100% – LA Times

Monday’s Lakers News: Russell praised after win over Grizzlies – ESPN

Lakers’ top brass agrees that Luke Walton is the coach of the future – LA Times

The Lakers may have had the most costly win of the NBA season – Yahoo! Sports

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell takes ‘huge step forward’ during game against Grizzlies – LA Daily News

Lakers win, but it might be costly at NBA Draft – LA Daily News

NBA News

NBA Will No Longer Allow Team Broadcasters To Vote On Awards – Deadspin

NBA Trade Rumors: Paul George, Jimmy Butler are the summer’s biggest prizes – CBS Sports

NBA to host first awards show at New York’s Basketball City – ESPN

Stakes are higher than usual for NBA awards because of CBA – ESPN

2017 NBA management rankings: Exec ratings, from top to bottom – ESPN

De’Aaron Fox says he will leave Kentucky to enter NBA Draft – NBA.com

Patrick Ewing comes home to Hoyas for opportunity NBA never gave him – Sporting News