Lonzo Ball has made no effort to hide his wishes to land with his hometown Lakers in the upcoming NBA draft. And it turns out the interest might just be mutual.
Chad Ford of ESPN reported on Wednesday the Lakers are apparently “enamored” with Ball, the one-and-done point from UCLA who helped lead a turnaround from a team that went 15-17 in 2015-16 to a 31-win team this past season.
“The Lakers appear to be enamored with Ball, a local product who could add star power to a team desperately in search of it,” Ford reported. “But they’ll likely have to land in the top two to get him.”