Sport NBA Draft 2017: Lonzo Ball may talk to other lottery teams besides Lakers, report says

18:23  16 june  2017
18:23  16 june  2017 Source:   Sporting News

NBA Draft 2017: Lakers looking to add another first-round pick, report says

  NBA Draft 2017: Lakers looking to add another first-round pick, report says The Lakers already own the second and 28th overall picks.The Lakers already own the second and 28th overall picks, but are initiating talks with multiple lottery teams to get a third first-round pick, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources.

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Report : Lonzo Ball may talk to other lottery teams . Former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball may speak to other teams in the lottery after he finishes his second meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers , reports ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.

Lonzo Ball, scheduled for a second workout Friday with the Lakers, is considering talking to other teams that have lottery picks, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified source close to Ball.

The report comes in the context that Ball in his first workout this week reportedly didn't blow away the Lakers, who hold the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft and this week also hosted Markelle Fultz, the presumptive No. 1 overall pick, as well as Josh Jackson and De'Aaron Fox.

Ball has made it clear that the hometown Lakers are his preferred destination, a notion he reiterated after working out for the Lakers on Wednesday, and previously has said they are the only team he would talk with or work out for.

NBA Draft 2017: Lakers looking to add another first-round pick, report says

  NBA Draft 2017: Lakers looking to add another first-round pick, report says The Lakers already own the second and 28th overall picks.The Lakers already own the second and 28th overall picks, but are initiating talks with multiple lottery teams to get a third first-round pick, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources.

Lonzo Ball considering talking to other lottery teams , source says . Jeff Goodman joins SVP to discuss the report of Lonzo Ball potentially talking to other lottery teams and why Goodman still believes that Ball will end up with the Lakers .

Related - Lonzo Ball stays chill while playing basketball : 'I don't get nervous'. It's felt like a foregone conclusion since the NBA draft lottery that UCLA alumnus Lonzo Ball would be heading to the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 overall pick.

Lonzo Ball at Lakers facility © (Getty Images) Lonzo Ball at Lakers facility

ESPN noted that Friday's scheduled second workout at an undisclosed L.A. location also would give the Lakers a chance to visit with Ball's family, most notably his outspoken father, LaVar Ball.

Although the Lakers are considering all options before Thursday's draft, ESPN cited unidentified team sources as saying it remains highly unlikely they would trade the No. 2 pick.

2017 NBA Draft rumors: Lonzo Ball 'didn’t blow the Lakers away' at workout .
Lonzo Ball may be a Lakers favorite in NBA mock drafts, but it's not a guarantee.While Ball has made his preference to play in Los Angeles very clear, the Lakers may not reciprocate. They are still interested in him as a prospect, but there's no guarantee he goes second overall. According to Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding, Ball "didn’t blow the Lakers away or seal any deal in the time he spent with their officials Tuesday and Wednesday.

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