As the NBA Draft quickly approaches, teams are beginning to work out their top targets, with many of the top prospects only working out for the team they intend to get drafted by.
A couple of weeks ago, the big question was would someone offer the Celtics enough for Boston to trade away
Markelle Fultz the No. 1 overall selection? That question has likely been answered.
Markelle Fultz will not work out for any other teams other than the Boston Celtics. Will work out in Boston today. pic.twitter.com/MnugjjhoLO
— Celtics Direct (@CelticsDirect) June 6, 2017
On June 22nd, the world will find out if LaVar Ball was right all along about son Lonzo going to the Los Angeles Lakers. Rumors began heating up last week that Los Angeles could possibly take a pass on the former UCLA standout, but the younger Ball seemed to clear up any concerns people possibly had about the Lakers not being huge fans of his dad.
Lonzo said there was brief discussion with Lakers execs Tuesday about his father. "They said they love him. That's about it."
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) June 7, 2017
Some people still aren’t sold. The Lakers were as glowing about Lonzo’s workout as say the Suns were about Malik Monk’s.
Also heard Lonzo Ball's workout went well today. What the Lakers expected to see from him.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 8, 2017
"He had one of the best shooting performances we've seen from deep with a workout over the past few years." – Pat Connelly on Monk pic.twitter.com/Kcgvq11Avp
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 6, 2017
Philadelphia will make their third No. 3 pick in four years, thanks to swapping with the Kings as payment on a Nik Stauskas trade – among others – from 2015.
They haven’t brought in any top prospects, yet, but they plan on it in the coming week – minus Fultz and Ball.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 5, 2017
For the most part, these workouts haven’t changed our latest mock draft, but one unfortunate situation did.