In addition to Ball, the Lakers are considering De'Aaron Fox and Josh Jackson, and are praying Markelle Fultz somehow falls to them at the second overall pick-which at this point is almost impossible.
"I just attack everyone", Fox said.
Fox, who is 6-foot-3 and 187 pounds, has been working on his shooting, something he knows the Lakers wanted to see. The Lonzo to the Lakers talk has been big for months - ever since LaVar said his son wouldn't play for any other franchise.More news: Yahoo shareholders approve sale to Verizon
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"We're all going to get drafted no matter what", Fox said. Kimmel brought this up, asking Ball point blank, "We're not shooting for number one at all?" It was just something I had to do and I learned from the mistake that I made.
Some observers of Ball's workout last Wednesday thought he came in out of shape.
Still, Fox downplayed that point, saying that game shouldn't be a consideration for the Lakers to take him over Ball. Ball acknowledged that the "drills get you exhausted, so you got to stay focused".
The 20-year old has recently conducted a few workouts with a number of the teams holding the top picks in the draft. That type of issue can be remedied easily, especially if they believe Ball is willing to work and shows leadership qualities. Ball went to dinner with Johnson, Pelinka and coach Luke Walton, then worked out for the team on Wednesday.
Ball makes everyone around him better not only because of his passing but because his passes tend to find the most wide open player.