Sports Report: Lakers looking to acquire additional 1st-round pick

18:42  19 june  2017
18:42  19 june  2017 Source:   theScore

Report: Ball heavy favorite to be drafted by Lakers

  Report: Ball heavy favorite to be drafted by Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be nearing a decision on who they'll pick with the No. 2 selection in this week's draft. After mulling the decision over the past 48 hours, the Lakers have moved "closer and closer" to choosing former UCLA standout Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick, sources told ESPN's Chad Ford. Related: Report:After mulling the decision over the past 48 hours, the Lakers have moved "closer and closer" to choosing former UCLA standout Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick, sources told ESPN's Chad Ford.

The Knicks scheduled a workout with North Carolina forward Justin Jackson, per ESPN’s Ian Begley, who is pegged as a mid- to late- round prospect come June 22, and have inquired with the Blazers, looking to NBA. Report : Lakers were very impressed with workout by Dennis Smith Jr. CavsNation.

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The Los Angeles Lakers could be the latest team to shake up the draft order.

With the draft just days away, Los Angeles has spoken with at least two other lottery teams in an attempt to acquire another first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

The Lakers currently hold the No. 2 and No. 28 pick in this year's draft. While they have reportedly received multiple offers for the second overall selection, the Lakers and are likely to keep the pick and use it on either Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, or Josh Jackson.

The Lakers have been recently linked to All-Star small forward Paul George in trade talks, but are reportedly unwilling to give up their young assets to acquire him.

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