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Joe Crawford Kentucky

Some 4 hours and 20 minutes in to the NBA draft, it was the Lakers turn to pick player. And pick they did.

It took them an awful lot of time to get there but they had to sit out the first round because they sent the 28th pick to Memphis as part of the Pau Gasol trade, but they eventually selected Kentucky guard Joe Crawford with the 58th pick.

Crawford, 6 feet 4, averaged 17.9 points a game and shot 36.4% from three-point range in his senior season at Kentucky. Like every second-round pick, he does not get a guaranteed contract.

Late second-round picks rarely make an impact in the NBA, though there are some exceptions: San Antonio forward Manu Ginobili was the 57th pick in 1999 and Houston forward Luis Scola was 56th in 2002.

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