LiAngelo Ball declares for NBA draft

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LaVar Ball said Lonzo Ball would leave the Lakers if they didn’t sign LiAngelo Ball.

Well, the Lakers will get their chance at LiAngelo, who’s playing in Lithuania following his shoplifting suspension and departure from UCLA.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

LiAngelo Ball has declared for the 2018 NBA draft, his agent, Harrison Gaines, told Yahoo Sports.

The Lakers have Cleveland’s first-round pick and Denver’s second-rounder, and all eyes will be on LiAngelo when those selections come up. More likely, LiAngelo – a low-end prospect – goes undrafted. Even then, speculation will turn to Los Angeles signing him, even if just for summer league.

Because of his attention-getting father, LiAngelo will get more attention than a player of his caliber typically warrants.

As for LaVar’s threat if the Lakers don’t sign LiAngelo, Lonzo was noncommittal.