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With no cap space, millions of dollars dripping over the luxury tax line and constant uncertainty over who will be a part of this Lakers team next season, the Lakers seem to be interested in building through the draft for the first time in years.
Since the Lakers start out the day with no draft picks in the first round and only the Mr. Irrelevant selection at their disposal with the 60th pick in the draft.
While in the hours leading up to the draft the Lakers continue to be without a first-rounder, that doesn't mean they won't be trying to get into the first round.
The Lakers have been rumored to be looking to get the Lakers into the first round to grab either of Baylor's forwards, Perry Jones III or Quincy Miller.
In order to grab one of the two interesting forwards, LA has been said to have been shopping forward Metta World Peace for a late first-rounder, but nobody has bitten on that offer as of yet.
Finally, in a trade that has been trying to happen for nearly a year now, Los Angeles is once again shopping Pau Gasol, this time looking for a top-10 pick in return.
With all the uncertainty, it could end up that the Lakers ultimately do nothing tonight, but be sure they need to do something before the season starts to update their team.
They've got a huge hole at the small forward spot and holes all throughout their bench. More than anything, they just need to get younger.