Lakers want Lonzo Ball in for second workout

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) comes away with a rebound during the first half of the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in NY. Or maybe, as many have speculated since Goodman reported the cancellation, a team (conceivably the Lakers) already has made a promise to Jackson that it will draft him.

"I just attack everyone", Fox said after his workout.

"I was kind of in my comfort zone back then", Jackson said. However, he has his flaws - the kind that National Basketball Association scouts take into account when evaluating where a prospect stands in the team's pecking order leading up to the draft.

Fox clearly outplayed Ball, scoring 39 points to Ball's 10. "But any good player is going to have attention on him at times, and I'm pretty used to it by now". If the Lakers want to trade down and still land Lonzo Ball (or someone else), the best way would be to get a trade to move up to take the player they covet, like Jackson. He wants to be there, and the Lakers haven't given any indication that they aren't interested. With the picks the Kings have, could they aim even higher in the draft?

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"I think I have shown good performance this weekend and the team knows my potential". But it was shrouded in controversy.

The Lakers have dined and worked out Lonzo Ball, traveled to Sacramento to attend a Josh Jackson workout, brought De'Aaron Fox in for a workout Tuesday morning and followed it up with a second workout with Jackson hours later. "I don't think you can look past anybody in this draft, point guard or forward". "I'm just wrapping it up right now". Smith is one of the best athletes in the draft and averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds in his only season with N.C. State.

"I love him, he's always been there for me", said Lonzo. It's just something that I had to do.

As time goes on, Jackson seems like the more natural pick at two, while Ball would make more sense for the Sixers at No. 3. Both can play off the ball, and you could argue both should be used more in that role than as a primary ball handler, but perhaps the Lakers feel differently and still like Russell leading the offense in a primary role.

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