After some time, we finally got notice that potential No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball had scheduled his workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. That was earlier in June, and the workout reportedly did not go well. Ball apparently showed up out of shape.
So, it looks like they’re going to have to do it all again.
Word out of Los Angeles is that the Lakers are bringing ball back for a second workout before the June 22 draft.
Is this smoke about L.A. wavering on Ball, is it an honest need for a longer look at him, or is it something else entirely? There’s no telling just yet, but the Lakers have done enough to test out other players to make you consider the option of taking someone else at No. 2.
In recent weeks Magic Johnson has worked out De’Aaron Fox as well as Josh Jackson for a second time. A rumor from earlier this spring suggested that L.A. could take Jackson or Fox instead of Ball if the UCLA product didn’t excite them.
Such intrigue! Or, perhaps it’s just that Magic and GM Rob Pelinka didn’t take over until late in the season and they haven’t had a lot of time to personally scout guys. Maybe they just need the extra looks?
With the Finals over, draft season is just ramping up.