Jeff Van Gundy

Lakers week in review

Lakers week in review

On Tuesday, the Lakers got a big win, landing the No. 2 pick in the NBA's draft lottery. The Lakers only had 12.6% odds of improving its fourth position in the lottery. Had the team dropped to sixth or seventh, a 17.2% chance, the Lakers would have sent their 2015 first-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, to complete the Steve Nash trade. Instead the team is thrilled to be in the top two, with the chance to draft either of two big men Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns, although the team could also look at guards like D'Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay. According to an oddsmaker, Towns is the favorite to be the draft's top overall pick, owned by the Minnesota...