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Kyle Kuzma will represent the Lakers at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

The Lakers will be sending Kyle Kuzma — who wasn’t a lottery pick — to stand on the dais at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

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The Los Angeles Lakers have the 11th-best odds in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, but while we don’t know which pick they’ll ultimately end up with, we do know who will be representing them: Kyle Kuzma, who the team picked with the 27th-overall pick in 2017:

Last year the Lakers didn’t have a lottery selection, and the prior year they were represented by then president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Johnson has since resigned, although given that he still seems to be involved in team business, it wouldn’t have been a complete shock to see him head back to the lottery this year.

Instead, it will be Kuzma trying to bring the No. 1 pick — and Zion Williamson — to the Lakers. Given that, as Bresnahan notes, he only has a two percent chance to do so, it seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened. Or maybe the Lakers can jump up to the No. 2 pick like they did in 2015, 2016 and 2017, although they only have a 9.4 percent chance to end up in the top-four, and thus have even lower odds to end up with No. 2 specifically.

The lottery will take place on Tuesday, May 14 in Chicago, and be will be televised live on ESPN at 5:30 p.m. PT. Until then, just keep simming the lottery on Tankathon until the Lakers get the No. 1 pick.

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