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Jeff Van Gundy: 'It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans'

Jeff Van Gundy: 'It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans'

That the Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, instead of losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, was a significant victory for the franchise. "It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans," said ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy on a Wednesday conference call. On Tuesday, the Lakers jumped from fourth in the draft lottery to second.  Had the team finished sixth or seventh, their selection would have gone to 76ers, via the Phoenix Suns, to complete the Steve Nash trade. Now the Lakers have the chance to add an important young piece to their core, like Duke's Jahlil Okafor or Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns. "You've got to...

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