Lonzo Ball Only Working Out for the Lakers

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

The other time was 1950 when Boston picked Chuck Share, who never played a game for the team.

"We will make that decision closer to June", the source said.

The timing was flawless for the Celtics, as Brooklyn finished with the worst record in the league.

The Nets finished with the league's worst record at 20-62. There's still plenty more maneuvering to go, with some underclassmen still waiting until May 24 to decide whether they want to stay in the draft or return to college.

The Celtics, of course, gave up their top guys in the trade, so they had to play the waiting game.

The whole situation stems from a 2013 trade in which the Celtics sent Pierce, Garnett, and Jason Terry to Brooklyn as the Nets tried to build a star-packed team to rival the Miami Heat.

While this trade would have been great in 2007, it's hard to imagine what the Nets were thinking, but apparently, the front office believed that a bunch of 36+ year old future Hall of Famers could bring a championship to Brooklyn immediately. Them likely not being in a position to take either, he noted, cleans things up for the team a bit.

Ball is also confident that Lonzo will be playing for the Lakers and their playoff chances for next year. Boston had dangled its No. 1 pick in front of both the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls in hopes of landing either Paul George or Jimmy Butler at the trade deadline.

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"That felt pretty good", Grousbeck said.

"Game last night, Game 7, a tough Washington team".

The Boston Celtics had the top seed in the East.

Amid all the conspiracy theories surrounding the NBA's lottery over the years, there hasn't been much room for shadiness and extracurricular speculation when it comes to the 12th lottery spot. Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox, and Malik Monk are just some of the headliners the mock drafts have identified as top picks.

A general view of the podium and stage before the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.

The father of potential National Basketball Association lottery pick Lonzo Ball says his son is only going to work out for the Los Angeles Lakers. "There really was no way to walk out of here disappointed given the possible outcomes we faced". Fultz noted in a Sports Illustrated interview that "I've talked to him a lot". The Lakers need an injection of talent, and seem to be lacking at point guard as D'Angelo Russell hasn't developed at the rate some thought he would. It's better than not having a pick at all.

Phoenix get the fourth pick while the Sacramento Kings round out the top 5.

The event that every New York Knicks fan has been uncomfortably anticipating has finally passed.

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