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Lakers hope for diamond in the rough

Without a pick until the second round of the NBA Draft, L.A. plays a game of chance

Updated: June 15, 2011, 6:45 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The top 14 picks in the NBA draft are referred to as the lottery, but coming up with a contributor in the second round is really where the game of chance is played.

The Los Angeles Lakers have four second-round selections (No. 41 from Golden State, No. 46 from New York, No. 56 and No. 58 from Miami) in the upcoming draft and hope to strike it rich with one of the names that deputy commissioner Adam Silver will announce up on stage in Newark, N.J., on June 23 when commissioner ...

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