After 2nd Lakers workout, Lonzo Ball may talk with more teams


The Los Angeles Lakers have so many alternatives at No. 2, even if the Boston Celtics acquire Markelle Fultz at No. 1 overall pick, as expected.

Fox is one of the best defenders and pure point guards in the draft. The length that Ball possesses will also help to accommodate for his unusual shooting form, which despite some concern, still hasn't been a hindrance to him so far.

That certainly doesn't mean the Lakers will trade the first-round pick, and it's probably likely that they are keeping the selection.

The purple and gold team don't have a 2018 NBA Draft first-round selectrion, as it's owed to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a recent trade.

Still, Fox downplayed that point, saying that game shouldn't be a consideration for the Lakers to take him over Ball. He has been such an overwhelming presence in the media over the last few months that you're nearly forced to take a stance on him, unless you just stay off social media altogether.

Fox is a fantastic player, and has already shown he can outplay Ball, as he did in their NCAA tournament matchup.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Fox averaged 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game during his freshman year at Kentucky. Ball just had the luxury of being on a better team. He went insane this year. But overall, these two point guards gives the National Basketball Association hope of reigniting the league's most famous rivalry of the Lakers and the Celtics.

Lonzo goes on to note that although he's not as outward with his confidence as his father, he believes he has the same confidence within himself, and credits LaVar for instilling it in him. It seems like most of these doubts are fueled by the public's dislike of his father, LaVar.

Ball gets his second workout for L.A. Friday, hoping to convince the organization that he's their best choice. LaVar has dominated headlines since the beginning of the year with his outlandish comments, takes, shoe releases and prices. "Every point guard. Like Patrick Beverley's not going to do it offensively, but he's gonna be like, 'Yo this kid's not about to get past halfcourt'". He is the prototypical Los Angeles franchise-changing player.