Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: Is L.A Eyeing Lonzo Ball?

Lakers Nation News And Rumors Recap: Is L.A Eyeing Lonzo Ball?

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With the Phoenix Suns’ victory on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers officially have the second worst record in the NBA, giving them a 56% shot at keeping their pick should the standings hold. If the Lakers are able to keep their pick, they will have a shot at drafting another potential superstar.

Most executives are calling this draft class the best since 2003, with Washington’s Markelle Fultz and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball leading the pack. Head coach Luke Walton was in attendance to see Ball play on Tuesday, a player the Lakers could end up with should they get a top-two pick come June.

In recent weeks, Ball’s father, LaVar, has gone on quite a talking spree. He has said that Lonzo will be better than reigning two-time MVP Stephen Curry, and recently said Lonzo would only play for the Lakers. He retracted those comments, but said he wants Lonzo on the Lakers to learn from Magic Johnson. The Lakers and Lonzo seem on a course destined for each other, as long as the ping-pong balls fall the right way.

Lonzo would be a great addition to the team, but the last thing the Lakers need is more distractions off the court, something LaVar Ball might bring.

Lakers Nation News

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Lakers News: Luke Walton Talks Watching UCLA’s Lonzo Ball Face Washington

Lonzo Ball’s Father, LaVar, Explains Why He Should Be Top Pick In 2017 NBA Draft

Lou Williams Trade Already Paying Off For Young Lakers

Lakers Podcast: John Ireland On Lakers vs Celtics – Who Has The Brighter Future?

Magic Johnson Elaborates On Evolving NBA, Decision To Stick With L.A.

David Falk: ‘Smart Move’ For Lakers To Hire Rob Pelinka To Be GM

Jordan Clarkson Speaks On Differences Playing Without Lou Williams

Luke Walton: ‘Big Opportunity’ For Young Lakers To Gain Clutch Experience

Lakers News

Can Magic Johnson revive once-proud Los Angeles Lakers franchise? – USA Today

Who will take the shot for Lakers in the clutch? – LA Times

Luke Walton watches UCLA win and says, ‘They’re playing some good basketball there’ – LA Times

With Lou Williams gone, will Lakers find a definitive closer? – OCRegister

Lakers encouraged despite loss to Kemba Walker, Hornets – OCRegister

5 steps Magic Johnson must take to save the Los Angeles Lakers – Fox Sports

NBA News

NBA says Kawhi Leonard’s thrilling game-winner shouldn’t have counted – Fox Sports

Ranking the NBA Rookie of the Year favorites now that Joel Embiid’s season is over – Fox Sports

NBA plans to add officials, create officiating advisory council – ESPN

The NBA’s Thin Line Between Disappointment And Dynasty – Sports Illustrated

Mike Francesa: Spurs’ Becky Hammon has ‘no shot’ to be an NBA head coach – Yahoo! Sports

Lonzo Ball’s dad to NBA teams: ‘Why shouldn’t he be No. 1? He’s earned it.’ – For The Win