LaVar Ball: Lonzo Ball will only work out for Lakers

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

It's endearing that a player is so openly pining to be a Laker, and imagine how awesome it must feel to know there's a very good chance the team you grew up watching is in position to draft you.

A Lakers source says the team will look at dozens of players with the second and 28th picks. Let us first point out that he's already got on a purple and gold Big Baller Brand hat. It's not about preference is, like I said, to the Lakers, and we get what we do.

If the Lakers don't believe that Lonzo Ball and D'Angelo Russell can co-exist, there's no question that there will be teams lining up at the opportunity to snag the latter away from LA. It's better than not having a pick at all.

Los Angeles general manager Rob Pelinka said at the National Basketball Association draft lottery Tuesday night that the Lakers are "sitting in a fantastic position" and that there are "four, five guys that are well-suited to be (drafted)". The results allowed the Sacramento Kings to jump all the way up to the third pick, but they swapped picks with the 76ers.

King will probably be mocked once again a year from now, when the Celtics - again - get Brooklyn's first-round pick.

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The Philadelphia Sixers have had a pick in the top-three for four consecutive years. "I just think it's going to be lined up good enough where everybody's going to fall where they're supposed to". They drafted center Joel Embiid third overall in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Would a team make a deal to move ahead of the Lakers in order to grab Ball, especially when Fultz is widely considered to be the best player in the draft? "This draft is just not 1-5, 1-6". His 23.2 points-per-game average included 41.3-percent from 3-point range. He also shot 50.4 percent from the floor and 34.1 percent from three-point range in his lone season at Duke.

Another player possibly on the 76ers' radar is Josh Jackson (Kansas).

"For their last pick, the Celtics could take a flyer on MI 6'11" forward Moritz Wagner.

If this mock draft comes to fruition, the Sixers could be gifted the flawless player to complete 'The Process' in Philadelphia.

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