The New York Times’ Marc Stein has shut down rumors of a possible Lakers signing of LiAngelo Ball to play with his brother Lonzo Ball. Ball’s decision to enter the 2018 NBA Draft was questioned, but several teams have offered him private workout sessions to work on his skill. And now, it seems as if the Lakers have decided to not go through with signing after watching him closely.
A dribble of draft scuttle for those interested: The Lakers had LiAngelo Ball in for a well-chronicled workout this week but there is pessimism in the extreme coming out of L.A. today that the Lakers have any intentions for him … G-League or otherwise
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 30, 2018
Of course, the Lakers may not be the only option for LiAngelo Ball, as a few other teams had expressed interest in the young player.
LiAngelo Ball taking part in the “Lakers Mentality” drill near the end of his pre-draft workout with the team.
Drill is designed to test a player’s long-distance accuracy and general fitness in a 90-second span. pic.twitter.com/X1qY6EV1dw
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) May 29, 2018
One is left to wonder where the middle Ball brother will end up, but his past stints in Lithuania may also lead him outside the country.