Ranking LA Lakers' Most Realistic 2014 NBA Draft Picks

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Ranking LA Lakers' Most Realistic 2014 NBA Draft Picks
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Will one of these young men be the future face of the L.A. Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers have a massive decision to make regarding who to select with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

This is the first time the Lakers will be picking in the lottery in nearly a decade, and it's the first step in their rebuilding program.

Whoever L.A. tabs will likely be billed as the franchise's cornerstone in the post-Kobe Bryant era.

So, who should that be?

We will assume that Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Dante Exum will all be gone by the time the Lakers are on the clock. Surprises happen every year, but the odds that one of those consensus top four—according to Chad Ford's latest big board and mock draft (subscriptions required)—fall to L.A. are extremely slim.

Taking that into account, let's craft a mini-big board ranking the realistic options for the Lakers at No. 7.

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