Sports Report: Ball heavy favorite to be drafted by Lakers

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

Report: Lakers personnel thought Ball was out of shape for workout

  Report: Lakers personnel thought Ball was out of shape for workout It's becoming more and more unclear whether the Los Angeles Lakers will opt to choose former UCLA standout Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick. While Ball impressed in a number of different areas during his workout with the Lakers on Wednesday, some observers believed the 6-foot-6 point guard was out of shape, Mark Medina of the Orange County Register reports. Ball admitted to being worn out following the session, telling Medina that the "drills get you tired.

According to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express, the Lakers will take a long look at Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox as their potential pick at number two. Word out of LA is Lonzo Ball is heavy favorite at #2, but will take a long hard look at De'Aaron Fox too.

Yahoo Lakers Report . Marcus Smart remains another favorite to drop to the Lakers at seven. SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell, Yahoo Sports, NBA Draft Net and CBS Sports' Gary Parrish all have the Lakers drafting Smart as Kobe Bryant's next backcourt mate.

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.

  Report: Ball heavy favorite to be drafted by Lakers © Juan Ocampo / National Basketball Association / Getty

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: Lakers looking to acquire additional 1st-round pick

After reportedly underwhelming the Lakers during his first workout with Los Angeles, Ball had a "solid" second workout with the team on Friday, and is now the heavy favorite to land with the purple and gold. The 19-year-old was able to go through his normal workout routine, and had the opportunity to sit down with Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka.

The Lakers have reportedly also expressed interest in taking De'Aaron Fox and Josh Jackson with the pick.

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