14 June, 2017
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".