The Los Angeles Lakers moved up from No. 4 to the No. 2 pick, while the New York Knicks fell to No. 4 despite having the second-best odds at the No. 1 pick. The Philadelphia 76ers won the No. 3 pick, with the Orlando Magic rounding out the top five at No. 5.
Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns are considered potential favorites to be selected with the top two picks.
Current and former NBA players reacted to the lottery results on Twitter, including Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Okafor himself.
Exciting stuff— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) May 20, 2015
The basketball gods smiled down on the Lakers, giving us the #2 pick in the draft!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 20, 2015
Laker Nation: This is the beginning of a rebuilding situation.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 20, 2015
With the #2 pick we can get a great big man, add some good free agents this summer & we will be right back as a contender next season!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 20, 2015
It's the curse of the Knicks trading Patrick Ewing to the Seattle Supersonics.. Smile...— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) May 20, 2015
New York fans can't catch a break— Charlie Villanueva (@CVBelieve) May 20, 2015
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