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Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

But the cool, calm, and collected son of LaVar Ball doesn't give any hints that he knows where he is going, despite the trade and virtually all mock drafts. Out of all the teams mentioned- Kentucky, UCLA, and Washington, it is safe to assume Kentucky's roster past year was the most talented of the three top to bottom.

He would join a young squad that features Simmons, who missed all of last season with a foot injury; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric. The Kings hold the No. 5 and No. 10 picks in this year's draft, and If the Lakers do decide to pull the trigger they will have a lot to work with. Lonzo watched on television and then emulated the stars from Magic to Kobe Bryant while playing with his brothers at home.

Ball led all of college basketball with 7.6 assists per game and will improve a Lakers' squad that ranked 26th in the NBA with 20.8 assists per game and a 53.2% assist percentage. Those numbers compare very favorably to the freshman numbers of future NBA Hall of Famer Jason Kidd.

"I gotta ask. Does LaVar and Lonzo ... does the talent and the mouthpiece, does that all stem from you", the stranger asked, to which Grandpa Ball answered with a smile, "Yes it does". Does that mean the Lakers are going all-in on the Big Baller Brand? But if former Phoenix Suns player Shawn Marion could make four All-Star games with his horrific shooting form, Lonzo can certainly overcome his nontraditional style.




Russell may have also taken a jab at Lonzo Ball through Twitter in May.

"I patterned my game after (Johnson)", Ball said.

Lonzo Ball would either run with Russell or Clarkson at the guard spots, and it's highly unlikely all three guards will all be on the floor simultaneously.

There's a good chance Ntilikina is the first foreign player off the board - and for good reason.


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