Thanks to our friends over at RealGM, we now have a way to predict the NBA Draft lottery and add a new dimension leading up to the draft lottery. Check out this link, where you can play the lottery yourself, and be sure to tweet us pictures when you get the Lakers to the #1 pick (in the first try, I’m sure).
With such my riding on the lottery, May 20th will be a pivotal night in the Lakers franchise. They will likely hold out on hiring a coach until after the lottery, using that as either barometer of interest by coaches or a bargaining chip to use in trades.
For today, we’ll play the lottery and project our own mock draft. And I promise, I’ll use the results from my first try. There will be no trade predictions, just straight draft picks, based on need and fit.