Ranking the 10 Best Players for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014 NBA Draft

With a record of 16-30, and having lost 17 of their last 20 games, it’s safe to say that the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be winning any titles this season. However, the 2014 NBA draft has the potential to kick-start the legendary franchise on its journey back to the top. With the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid on the board, the Lakers are looking to nab a big-time player and get back on track next season.

Just last week, it was thought that the Lakers would not have a chance to get any of the expected top-three prospects in the draft. However, if the way the Lake Show has played lately is any indication of how the rest of the season is going to turn out, then none of the top prospects are out of the realm of possibility.

Only a couple of days ago, the Lakers were slotted in the ninth overall spot in the draft order. Today they are slotted in the sixth overall spot, and who knows, if they keep losing at their current pace, they could end up pretty close to the No. 1 pick.

So assuming now that the Lakers can select from any player on the board, let's have a little fun and look at who the top-10 draft pick possibilities are for the purple and gold.

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