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Decision 2005

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At last, Draft day is upon us! And today, Mitch Kupchak makes the most important draft choice in his Laker GM tenure. Speculation is rampant as to who the Lakers will take. No one seems to know the answer. For a while, it seemed like North Carolina point guard Raymond Felton was destined to be a Laker at No. 10. But that no longer seems to be the case for two reasons. First off, Phil Jackson likes bigger point guards, and Felton is probably too small for him. Secondly, Felton has climbed the draft board in recent weeks, and could be a top-five pick anyways.

Reports are that the Lakers want to go with a big man, which has us slightly concerned. Yes, the Lakers need a big man badly, but the history of big men going outside the top-5 is pathetic. Still, if Kupchak does his homework, there's no telling what the future holds.