Larry Nance Jr: Lakers Don’t Want To Be In Lottery For ‘Foreseeable Future’
Lakers Nation Podcast: Breaking Down Lakers’ Big Win Over  Denver Nuggets

The Los Angeles Lakers have been regular fixtures in the NBA’s Draft Lottery in the last couple of years. The positive outcome, of course, is that the Lakers wound up with Julius Randle, D’Angelo Russell, and Brandon Ingram with those lottery picks.

Now that the team has accumulated that talent, along with the likes of Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, the Lakers are hoping they don’t have to return to the lottery for a long time.

With such a young team, it seems pretty unlikely that the Lakers would actually make a playoff run this season, but that doesn’t matter to Nance and the Lakers. According to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, Nance says the Lakers don’t want to be back in the lottery for a long time:

“We don’t want that,” said Larry Nance Jr. “No, no, ideally we never want to be in the lottery. Never, ever, ever, never do we want to be in the lottery […] Granted, we earned the lottery last year, and we got a terrific player because of that. The goal is to not see the lottery for the foreseeable future,” he said.”

It is good to see the Lakers setting big goals for themselves. Expectations for the team this season are low, but they clearly don’t care as they hope to shock a lot of people and make a playoff push. Whether or not they are capable of doing so remains to be seen.

The team has looked much improved during the preseason, but it could be a different story once the games count. With Russell, Randle, Clarkson, Nance, and Ingram leading a young talented squad anything is possible, but the Lakers have a long way to go to get to playoff level.

One silver lining could be the 2017 draft class which is expected to be one of the best in years. The Lakers only keep their pick if it lands in the top-three so their standing will again be worth watching all year.

You May Also Like

Brandon Ingram Is Eager To Team Up With D’Angelo Russell

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers officially announced their two draft picks in second overall pick Brandon Ingram, and 32nd overall pick Ivica Zubac…

Lakers New Found Depth Breeds A New Team Identity

When Dwight Howard deciding to leave the Lakers for Houston, Plan B…

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak ‘Hoping’ Young Core Can Attract Free Agents

With the Los Angeles Lakers traveling to face the Oklahoma City Thunder, all the attention will be on Kevin Durant, who will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season…

Phil Jackson Wants Team to Play Desperate & The Top NBA News

Top Story After the Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 4 loss to the…