The Los Angeles Lakers sent out legendary player and former no. 1 overall pick James Worthy to New York in the hopes that he would bring good luck for the NBA's draft lottery. Worthy even brought along a couple bobble heads for added positive vibes, but it did not work.
In the end, the Lakers finished roughly where they were expected to finish: seventh.
The only team jumping up in the top three from an outside position was the Cleveland Cavaliers, who miraculously moved up to the no. 1 overall pick.
For the Lakers, the seventh spot represented a 30.44 percent probability, which was second only behind staying in the sixth spot at 43.99 percent. This was not a surprise, but it was not what Lakers fans hoped for either.
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Ultimately, the draft lottery did not hurt the Lakers, but it did not help either. The Lakers will have the opportunity to take a top-10 talent in the 2014 NBA draft or trade away the pick, as Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak hinted during a recent appearance at the NBA's draft combine.
The 2014 NBA Draft will be on Jun. 26, 2014.