Lakers Will Receive No. 2 Pick in This Year’s NBA Draft

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Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

Brandon Ingram walks off stage after being drafted second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft on June 23, 2016. (Credit: Mike Stobe / Getty Images)

That was the case for the Lakers on Tuesday night, when they were awarded the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft via the lottery — a random drawing of numbered ping-pong balls that determine the order of the top 14 picks.

The Lakers’ odds of getting a top-three pick were 46.9 percent.

The Boston Celtics will make the top overall selection in the draft and the Philadelphia 76ers will pick third.

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