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2017 Schedule
28-54, 4th in Atlantic

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers are sending president of basketball operations Earvin "Magic" Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka to the May 16 NBA draft lottery in New York City. Johnson will represent the Lakers on stage and Pelinka will represent them in the back room where the drawing will take place. The Lakers have a top-three protected pick in the upcoming draft and, after finishing with the league's third-worst record at 26-56, the team has about a 47 percent chance of keeping that pick, according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index. If the Lakers lose that pick, it will go to the Philadelphia 76ers.

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When bad things happen to 1-seeds (1:05)
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11dChad Ford

Sixers could land lethal scorer in Monk

Philadelphia increased its chances of landing the top pick by losing its final eight games. If both Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz are off the board, Malik Monk makes a lot of sense in the backcourt.

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76ers' Covington has surgery on right knee

76ers forward Robert Covington underwent a scope of his right knee to repair a slight tear of his meniscus, the team announced Tuesday.

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Nichols ready to cast ROY vote for Embiid (1:44)
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Quick takes on UNC, Embiid and Indians (1:39)
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Melo 'Great feeling to hear' fans chanting his name (0:42)
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17dJackie MacMullan

Embiid: 'Very lucky' knee better than thought

Philadelphia's Joel Embiid said his knee injury that required surgery wasn't as severe as was initially diagnosed and that he also believes he deserves to be the NBA Rookie of the Year.

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Simmons sends young fan's shot into stands (0:24)
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Sixers' Henderson, Pacers' George fined $25K

76ers guard Gerald Henderson was fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing an elbow at Indiana's Paul George in Monday's game, and George was fined for publicly criticizing the officiating afterward.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Coupled with the Phoenix Suns' loss to Sacramento, the Lakers' win over the New Orleans Pelicans -- their fifth straight overall win -- means the Suns will finish with the NBA's second-worst record while the Lakers will finish with the NBA's third-worst. For the Lakers, that means they'll have a 47.8 percent chance of keeping their top-three protected draft pick at the May 16 NBA draft lottery. If the pick falls below the third pick, it goes to the Philadelphia 76ers.

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18dBrian Windhorst

Sources: 76ers' Simmons OK'd for full contact

76ers guard Ben Simmons, who missed all of this season with a right foot injury, has been cleared for full-contact drills, sources told ESPN.

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George warned refs about Henderson's dirty play (1:31)
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Quick takes on George, Goff, Gordon and Sanchez (1:32)
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Pacers inch closer to playoffs with win over Sixers (1:08)
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George, Henderson ejected in fourth quarter (1:00)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.425th
Rebounds Per Game42.823rd
Assists Per Game23.88th
Points Allowed108.124th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-172854.341
2015-161072.122
2014-151864.220
2013-141963.232
2012-133448.415