Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
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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