Rob Pelinka described the importance of the Los Angeles Lakers getting the #4 pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

"This is a powerful asset for us. We owe a commitment to our fans to have an outstanding season next year. What this does is it gives us the ability to either select an impact player at [No.] 4 or possibly use this as an extremely valuable asset in trade," said Pelinka.

The Lakers are looking to bring in a max free-agent this summer to play alongside LeBron James.

Pelinka added that the pick could potentially alter the franchise. 

"I think it's an extraordinary shift for us. I mean, top-five picks in the draft, if you go back in the history and study them, those picks can alter and impact franchises. This is a big moment for us."