With the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated from postseason contention, it's time to look forward to the draft.
Because the Lakers have been a highly competitive team year in and year out, they haven't had a lottery pick in ages.
That being said, whenever they have had lottery picks, they've really struck gold.
Here are the 10 best lottery picks in Lakers history.
It's important to note that the NBA draft lottery was not instituted until 1985, so draft picks prior to that year are just top-five selections that the Lakers made.