A move that seemed a given after the picks unfolded at the draft lottery, but then became unlikely after his first workout with the team, is now likely to happen again: Lonzo Ball to the Lakers.
After failing to make a deal with Boston for the No. 1 overall pick to take University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz, who Lakers' President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson reportedly loved, the Lakers are starting to settle in on taking the UCLA star with the No. 2 pick, according to reports.
Ball, a Chino Hills native, which is a suburb of Los Angeles, has expressed his desire to play for the hometown Lakers.
His father, LaVar, has also made several claims that Ball will only play for the hometown Lakers.
Ball would be a great fit in Luke Walton's system, as the Lakers need a true point guard to run the show. The UCLA star led the nation in assists in 2016-17, and is one of the most dynamic players in the draft.
While Ball may be the Lakers top choice right now, Los Angeles is still considering other potential lottery picks like Kansas' Josh Jackson, Duke's Jayson Tatum, and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox.