By virtue of the Clippers' winning a random tiebreaker over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, the Lakers will not receive the Grizzlies' 2013 second-round pick in the NBA draft.
Dating to the Chris Mihm trade in 2009, the Lakers expected to receive Memphis' second-round selection as long as it landed in the 56-60 range.
The Clippers and Grizzlies finished with the same 56-26 record this season. The league used a random drawing to determine which team would pick higher in the first round. The Clippers were awarded the 25th pick, the Grizzlies the 26th. Memphis, in turn, gets the higher pick in the second-round at No. 55 while the Clippers get No. 56.
That incremental change was enough to trigger the Grizzlies' top-55 protection on the pick.
Had the drawing gone to Memphis, they would have had the higher first-round choice along with the 56th pick, which would then go to the Lakers.