Lonzo Ball got his wish. His first trade came Tuesday when L.A. dealt guard D'Angelo Russell, who was the No. 2 overall pick two years ago, and center Tim Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez and the 27th selection in this year's draft.
After Ball worked out for the Lakers last week, he didn't mince words about his hopes to make it permanent: "Of course".
This was a move that many people anticipated once the Lakers landed the second pick in the NBA Draft Lottery.
The Lakers are reportedly still trying to acquire George, but Ball isn't believed to be involved in those discussions. "On Thursday night, hopefully we make a decision that results in one of those franchise-level players being here".
Walton gets it: After all, he is the son of Hall of Famer Bill Walton, the genial basketball blowhard. "The best players in this league want to set the tone with these young players early, to let them know what it's like here".
"What's incredible is that he's been, according to [Lonzo], his dad has been great". He has supported him. If he can fit it through a moving vehicle with that speed, he'll have no problem finding a teammate through the likes of DeAndre Jordan, Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green once he gets drafted by the Los Angeles Lak.an National Basketball Association team.
Ball admits his father gives him unwanted notoriety.
"Me and my agent talked and we just didn't feel like they had much interest in drafting me at No. 1, so we felt like it would be sort of a waste of time for me to go out and work out if they were really not considering drafting me", Jackson said. The playmaking guard was considered one of the top two prospects in the latest #NBA Draft class along with Washington's Markelle Fultz.
Leaf led the Bruins in scoring during the 2016-2017 season, averaging 16.3 points per game. "He'll help improve our culture with the way he plays, the way he passes, his selfless nature, and that's why we took him".