Lonzo Ball's draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Considered Trading Down In 2017 NBA Draft To No. 4 Overall

Still, there are plenty of rumors swirling about other possible trades that may happen over the course of the next few days. The Suns now hold the No. 4 pick, and are willing to trade up to get it, according to ESPN's Chad Ford (as interpreted by Arizonasports.com). It appears as if the Los Angeles Lakers are moving closer to selecting his son, Lonzo, with the No. 2 overall pick.

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are no strangers to success, which was recently recounted in a documentary about their strong rivalry in the 80's.

Shelburne states that the Lakers, who already own the No. 2 overall selection as well as the 28th pick, have already talked to two teams in the lottery about trading for another draft choice.

Detroit wants to trade the pick for a veteran player to help them win now. Majority are looking for players who will come in and start right away and see if they have someone they can build around. In a media conference call, ESPN's Fran Fraschilla shared his thoughts on what everyone is wondering, who will be taken after Fultz and Ball? It seems equally unlikely that they sacrifice one of their young players.

With it now clear that Philadelphia will take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the draft, the rest of the top of the draft is starting to take shape.

The Lakers met with the oldest Ball brother on Friday, a meeting which included a meeting with Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka. Ball hosted a second workout for the Lakers on Friday.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Ball averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game while leading UCLA to a 31-5 record this season.



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