The NBA Draft Lottery is tonight, and today in The Herd, Colin explained why if the Lakers don’t land a Top 3 pick, it would be another devastating set back in a long line of missteps that has left the Lakers spinning their wheels to escape from irrelevancy for the past 4 years.
With a 46.9% chance of landing a protected Top 3 pick, the odds don’t warrant the level of optimism currently circulating in Lakerland. In Colin’s opinion if the ping pong balls don’t bounce their way and they lose their pick to Philly, it’s going to crush any chances they have to fast track their way out of the NBA basement.
Even if they land the Top 3 pick and select Lonzo Ball, it’s not going to turnaround overnight because the organization is still a mess. It would give them a better chance to land a prized free agent like Paul George, however.
“The most likely scenario: they are doomed.”
Listen to Colin’s rant:
The NBA Draft lottery could be absolutely devastating for the Lakers pic.twitter.com/WcNSjaMUl4
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 16, 2017