Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Lonzo Ball to Meet With, Work Out for Lakers June 7
Former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball will work out for the Los Angeles Lakers on June 7, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
The Lakers have the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, with the Boston Celtics expected to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz at No. 1. Ball will participate in an individual workout and meet with members of the Lakers’ front office and coaching staff.
Los Angeles is the only workout that is currently scheduled for Ball, although he is reportedly considering working out for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Suns, who pick third and fourth, respectively.
The Vertical also reported the Lakers plan to work out Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox and N.C. State’s Dennis Smith over the next two weeks.
Ball averaged 14.6 points, 7.7 assists and 6.1 rebounds in his lone season at UCLA. He led the Bruins to an appearance in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament before losing to Kentucky.
The NBA Draft is June 22.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.