Lakers take Lonzo Ball with second pick in NBA Draft

Lonzo Ball Says He Doesn't Know Lakers' Plan for 2017 NBA Draft

The 19-year-old averaged 14.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists, helping UCLA go 31-5 a season after the program struggled to a 15-17 mark.

The Lakers also don't appear concerned by LaVar Ball, the family patriarch with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons. The Lakers' pick came right after the Philadelphia 76ers selected Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 selection. Today, Foot Locker released their latest 2017 Draft Day commercial that includes Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac and Malik Monk as they get interviewed by their kids crew. The team traded D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for veteran center Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the draft.


A point guard from the franchise's glorious past on Thursday drafted a homegrown teenager he hopes is the point guard who can lead them out of their current struggles and into a bright future. General Manager Rob Pelinka and President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson are mulling their options.

The Lakers have not made the playoffs since 2013 and ended a year ago with an abysmal 26-56 record.

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