Check out any mock draft right now and you’ll probably Lonzo Ball’s name at No. 2. However, the team picking at the spot– the Los Angeles Lakers– is still to make an assurance to the UCLA point guard.
The draft order was shaken up with the blockbuster trade between the Celtics and Sixers, and with the new Paul George news, there are a lot of things up in the air.
Adding to the intrigue is a new report from Shams Charania that indicates the Lakers have not made any sort of guarantee to Ball at No. 2.
Sources: Lakers front office and Lonzo Ball’s agent, Harrison Gaines, remain in discussions, but no guarantees made yet for No. 2 pick.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 19, 2017
Ball had a second meeting with the Lakers on Friday with his father LaVar in attendance, and according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne, it was “solid.”
The Lakers have other options: They could take Josh Jackson, or perhaps De’Aaron Fox if they still want a point guard. Of course, it’s still quite possible Ball ends up with the Lakers after all.