The basketball gods have smiled on the Lakers.
Or, perhaps more likely (if you think like we do), the NBA finally finished making good on “basketball reasons,” keeping the Lakers in the 2017 Draft and finally closing the book on a sordid chapter in league history.
So what do the Lakers do? Take Lonzo Ball? Trade the pick? Keep Lonzo, and trade other stuff? No matter what, the Lakers have options, and averted a disaster that would have lengthened the rebuild by at least a couple seasons, likely more.
So much to discuss…