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Sometimes having the second pick is better than the first.

Ok Rob Pelinka. We'll keep the less desirable #1 overall pick. (Insert crying emoji).

Via ESPN:
Speaking after the draft lottery Tuesday night, general manager Rob Pelinka noted there's no clear-cut No. 1.

"The harder call may be the first one," he said. "Sometimes having the second pick is better than the first. We're sitting in a fantastic position.

Also Lonzo Ball (and his puppet strings pulling, unbearable, live off his son's success father, Lavar Ball) may only reportedly work out for the Lakers.

Somewhere up in heaven, Red is lighting
one up saying, "Yup, beat L.A. again."
Lonzo Ball is undecided on whether he'll work out for teams other than the Lakers, a source close to Ball tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

"We will make that decision closer to June," the source said.

The source added that it's been "clear from the start our desired destination is Los Angeles."

Of course the Lakers could pass on Ball. Who knows? This would be a much bigger issue if the Celtics ended up at #2. Lakers got super lucky ending up at #2. Not only would they have lost their pick this year if it wasn't top 3, but have also lost their 2019 1st.

The Sacramento Kings actually bumped down from 3 to 5, because they stupidly gave up the pick swap in the trade to unload Nik Stauskas and a couple other small contracts to get the cap space to sign Wes Matthews. Matthews ended up picking Dallas and Sacramento used to cap space on Rajon Rondo. Pretty sure they also still owe the 76ers another first rounder due to this trade. No wonder agents down't want their clients to get drafted by the Kings.

JR 5/17/2017 12:13:00 AM Edit
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