Lakers Coach Luke Walton On Lonzo Ball: ‘I Absolutely Love His Game’
Ucla’s Lonzo Ball Expected To Miss Nba Draft Combine
Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are now locked into the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft on June 22. The team’s front office will have a little more than a month to evaluate players leading up to making their decision in June. Although the Lakers brass will do their due diligence, the consensus right now is the team will go with UCLA’s Lonzo Ball come draft day.

Lakers head coach Luke Walton made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday and talked about what he thinks of Ball a month in advance of the draft:

“Well, obviously, he’s from L.A. He went to UCLA, and he’s an unbelievable player. I absolutely love his game. The way he passes. The way he makes everybody on his team better. It’s an unbelievable skill. It’s a joy watching him play.”

Although it seems to be a foregone conclusion that the Lakers will take Ball at No. 2, a lot can and will happen between now and draft day on June 22. The Lakers will bring in draft prospects for workouts and will evaluate the top players in this draft class to make their decision.

Fortunately, Lonzo is dead-set on becoming a Laker meaning the team will get a great look at him with his father LaVar recently saying his son will only be working out for Los Angeles. Despite the Ball family’s desire drafted by the Lakers at second overall, Walton and company will continue their evaluation process of all the players that they’re considering with the second pick in the upcoming draft.

Other notable names in contention at No. 2 include Markelle Fultz (Washington), Jayson Tatum (Duke), Josh Jackson (Kansas), and De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky).

You May Also Like

Lakers Vs. Pacers Preview: Lakers Look To Avenge Loss

When the Lakers faced the Pacers in Indianapolis back on December 15,…

Lakers Can Only Improve With Bynum in the Mix

The Lakers have been performing well without Andrew Bynum, but that’s not to say they don’t need him for the season to end in three-peat. Once Bynum makes his return to the starting line-up, he’ll give them a boost on defense and offense. Translation: the Lakers will be scary good.

Lakers News: Jared Dudley Explains What Has Given Him Confidence To Have Strong Presence In Locker Room

While Jared Dudley may not have been the most notable signing the Los Angeles Lakers made in 2019 NBA free agency…

Luke Walton Hopes Lakers ‘Learn’ To Not ‘Waste Opportunities In This League’

Heading into the 2018-19 NBA season, head coach Luke Walton and the Los Angeles Lakers had playoff expectations…