The storyline of Lonzo Ball to the Lakers has dominated headlines dating back to late 2016, and the latest chapter appears ready to unfold.
Ball -- who declined a workout last week with the Celtics, owners of the top pick in next month's draft -- has reportedly agreed to participate in a June 7th private workout with the Lakers.
Per Sams Charania of The Vertical:
Ball, 19, has scheduled his visit with his hometown team to meet with the front office and coaches and participate in an individual workout. Ball had always planned to conduct only a private individual workout because of his success in his lone season at UCLA and never considered a one-on-one workout against another top prospect, league sources said.
The Lakers’ front office worked with Ball’s agent, Harrison Gaines, to finalize the workout details. The Lakers are the only predraft workout scheduled for Ball as of now, but he could add one or two meetings with teams near the top of the draft, league sources said.
As the owners of the No. 2 overall pick, there is believed to be a strong chance that Ball will be available when the Lakers make their selection. Other potential options at this slot include Washington guard Markelle Fultz, Kansas forward Josh Jackson and Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox.
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