The Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight game, in dramatic fashion, on Sunday night. D’Angelo Russell, who was playing after his grandmother had passed away, hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Lakers over the Timberwolves. The victory ensured that the Lakers cannot pass the Suns for the second-worst record in the NBA.
The Lakers, who currently have a 46.9 percent chance at a top 3 pick, can only improve their chances if they were to lose their final two games and the Suns win their final game. The two teams would then end with the same record and split the odds of keeping a Top-3 pick.
While the Lakers end of season run may end up costing them the pick, it has been great to see the youth make strides. The Lakers are openly tanking, and yet have still found a way to win four games in a row. At this point, all we can do is pray the basketball gods reward the players for not tanking.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers keep final practice session of the season on the light side – LA Times
Lakers jockeying with Suns for draft position – LA Times
The Lakers Are the Real-Life NBA Version of ‘Major League’ – The Ringer
Lakers choose to win now instead of future – LA Daily News
LOOK: Lakers fans outraged their team keeps winning; players defend not tanking – CBS Sports
Tyler Ennis hopes Lakers retain him in free agency – OCRegister
D’Angelo Russell’s winner comes at best time for Lakers, but also the worst – ESPN
Giannis Antetokounmpo matches a legend as he ascends among NBA’s elite – Sporting News
Michigan’s Moritz Wagner, D.J. Wilson declare for NBA Draft – Sporting News
Khris Middleton Is (Secretly) One of the Best Players in the NBA – The Ringer
NBA disagrees with LeBron over sixth foul – ESPN
The Upcoming Privacy Battle Over Wearables in the NBA – The Atlantic
Ducks’ Tyler Dorsey to sign with agent, enter NBA draft – ESPN
Milwaukee’s Thon Maker well ahead on NBA development – ESPN