With the Orlando Magic winning on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers secured a bottom-three record for the 2016-17 season. The Lakers are now in a two way race with the Phoenix Suns for the second worst record, and a 56% chance at a top-3 pick. But after winning their last two games, the Lakers are now at the mercy of the Suns.
Even though the Lakers are not guaranteed their pick, that hasn’t stopped one prospect from letting his thoughts be known. Lonzo Ball was recently quoted as saying he would prefer to play for the Lakers. Ball, who is from Los Angeles, said the reason for his desire to wear the purple and gold was so he could play in front of his family and friends.
The Lakers would love to land Lonzo, but we will all have to wait until the Draft Lottery on May 16th, when a few ping pong balls will decide the future of the Laker franchise.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers can win by losing, so that’s what they should do – LA Times
Lakers report: Not much matters but the lottery at this point – LA Times
Lakers made a huge mistake with upset victory over Spurs – CBS Sports
Lakers’ Tyler Ennis: Shines in Wednesday’s start – CBS Sports
Lonzo Ball says he’d rather play for the Lakers than be the No. 1 pick – Sports Illustrated
Lonzo Ball Wants To Be A Laker At All Costs – UPROXX
Lakers assistant Theo Robertson joins Cal coaching staff – Mercury News
NBA draft lottery odds: Where do Celtics, Lakers, Suns check in? – ESPN
NBA Projecting $101M Salary Cap For 17-18 Season – Real GM
Kentucky’s Isaiah Briscoe declares for NBA draft – ESPN
NBA watching The Basketball Tournament’s innovative approach to crunch time – ESPN
Ernie Johnson on which ‘Inside the NBA’ feud got ‘out of hand’ – New York Post
Duke’s Luke Kennard bolts for the NBA Draft; Grayson Allen’s decision is next – CBS Sports
Report: Dwyane Wade may return to Chicago Bulls’ lineup on Saturday – NBA.com