Lonzo Ball: "I Could Beat Jordan 1-on-1 Right Now"

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Author

14 June, 2017

But it also is likely the Lakers will work out elite guard Markelle Fultz, who is expected by many to be the No. 1 overall selection by the Boston Celtics.

In addition to Ball, the Lakers are considering De'Aaron Fox and Josh Jackson, and are praying Markelle Fultz somehow falls to them at the second overall pick-which at this point is almost impossible.

Here's the latest from around the National Basketball Association rumor mill-including the latest sign of the Lakers passing on Ball and a Louisville guard intriguing the Knicks. Fox didn't just hold his own; he owned Ball that night by scoring 39 points and most important, getting the Wildcats the victory. He wants to be there, and the Lakers haven't given any indication that they aren't interested. The Lonzo to the Lakers talk has been big for months - ever since LaVar said his son wouldn't play for any other franchise.

The narrative on De'Aaron Fox is that his speed will kill foes at the next level. "I'm just wrapping it up right now". Now, they're trying to finalize details to get a second look at Ball as well, reports Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

More news: Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

You can check out the Ball's entire segment below. Instead of playing against any prospects, Ball played two-on-two against some of the Lakers' assistant coaches.

For better and for worse, the Lakers are mindful of not overreacting to individual workouts considering the various restrictions.

"I was kind of in my comfort zone back then", Jackson said. Given what they've already shown on the court, there's a pretty good chance. But at the end of the day, I'm gonna have to go in and perform in games. Brandon Ingram is a more natural three given his semi-ability to stretch the defense, so him playing at the four would make sense for the Lakers. "Today I got out of my comfort zone a little bit and working out with their training staff".


More news


  • US official wishes Rodman well in North Korea

    US official wishes Rodman well in North Korea

    Pinkston said the trip was likely part of an effort by the North's foreign ministry to ease tensions with Washington . Mr Trump said back in April that he would be willing to meet the North Korean despot "under the right circumstance".
    Conn. Bill Backing Tribes' 3rd Casino Heads To Governor

    Conn. Bill Backing Tribes' 3rd Casino Heads To Governor

    Aresimowicz said the plan is to approve the Senate casino bill, which passed by a 2-1 vote on May 24, without changes. Malloy have refrained from increases to income and sales taxes as part of their proposals.

    US employers add modest 138K jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent

    From over past 12 months, the job gains for the month of May marked a sharp deceleration from the 181,000 monthly averages. Wages in May increased 2.5 percent from the year before, in line with the moderate growth they've shown in recent months.
  • Reading program to begin

    Reading program to begin

    Programs in Pembroke will be held at 10:30 a.m.at the Bryan County Elementary School Cafeteria, 250 Payne Drive. Participants must be signed up for only one of the Summer Reading Program session time slots.

    John Oliver rips apart Trump's stance on the Paris Agreement

    But scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Trump badly misunderstood their study. And for good measure, environmentalist Bill McKibben: "Trump's Stupid and Reckless Climate Decision".
    Conservatives continue to lead Labour in latest opinion polls

    Conservatives continue to lead Labour in latest opinion polls

    A recent interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil reminded viewers that Corbyn was apologetic of Irish republican terrorism as well. During the miners' strike in the 1980s, Nottinghamshire miners refused to strike without a national strike ballot.
  • Iran says Islamic State group attacks killed 17

    They meant to carry out attacks at religious sites but were thwarted after key members of their cell were apprehended. The attackers raided Iran's parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum on Wednesday morning.
    AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

    AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

    They also now use 10-bit dithering to deliver up to 1 billion colours, making them more accurate than ever before. Apple is also working on a completely redesigned next-generation Mac Pro , which is separate from this product.

    India Too a Victim of Terrorism, Says Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

    The TFTC now consists of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and of course, the USA and Saudi Arabia . The Washington Post said the probe had reached into the White House to include a Trump adviser, who was not named.
  • Underpaid Edelman under contract for $14 million over three years

    Underpaid Edelman under contract for $14 million over three years

    Edelman has been with the Patriots since being drafted by the organization in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He's not the most skilled player on the New England roster, but Edelman is one of the more impactful players.
    New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

    New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

    On Friday, Digitimes set its sights on the Amazon Echo , Echo Dot , and the rest of the smart speakers in the company's lineup. Apple reported 50.8 million iPhones sold worldwide in the second quarter of 2017, down from 51.2 million a year earlier.
    Kashmir can't be taken to ICJ

    Kashmir can't be taken to ICJ

    In reply, she said, "No meeting is scheduled between the two PMs" and reminded that "terror and talks can not go together". We are a people who worship rivers, mountains, trees".