General Manager Mitch Kupchak will be the one making the trip out to New York on May 17 to represent the Lakers at the NBA Draft Lottery, the team announced on Friday.
After finishing last season with the NBA's second-worst record, the Lakers have a 55.8 percent chance of keeping their pick in the top three. However, should their ping-pong balls land them with the fourth selection or lower, the pick will be sent to Philadelphia as a result of the 2012 trade for Steve Nash.
Los Angeles has a 19.9 percent chance of winning the lottery. Its odds dip to 18.8 percent for the second-overall pick and 17.1 percent for the third.
Last year, the Lakers sent then-head coach Byron Scott to the lottery, which netted them the No. 2 pick that became D'Angelo Russell. The year before, Showtime Laker James Worthy represented the purple and gold, returning to L.A. with the seventh-overall selection, later used to take Julius Randle.