Lakers Select Lonzo Ball With No. 2 Overall Pick

Posted June 23, 2017

The Sixers had acquired the top slot in a trade with the Boston Celtics, who now have the third pick.

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Markelle Fultz of Washington with the No. 1 overall pick. But Lonzo has a lot to show and prove as a springboard for what the Ball brothers can do.

With the no. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers finally selected Lonzo Ball from the University of California at Los Angeles. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Lakers are still undecided on whether or not they're choosing Lonzo Ball tonight. Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. The logical answer is most likely not, but Ball can be the next great Lakers point guard.

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Still, opponents will question whether such negotiations may give the North more time to expand its nuclear weapons program. Those who support interaction say that an embargo simply helps the North Korean government to shut out the outside world.

Those evaluations partly explain why the Lakers also felt comfortable trading third-year guard D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

Standing at 6-foot-7 with a 6-foot-10 wingspan, Ball has strong physical measurements. His cool playmaking turned UCLA into the highest-scoring team in Division I, and he scored 14.6 points per game despite an unorthodox shot.

The L.A. native Ball gets his wish as he will continue to play in his hometown for the Lakers.