Barclays Center to host 2017 NBA Draft for fifth-straight year


LaVar, naturally, expects his son to bring an end to the Lakers' postseason drought: "The Lakers make the playoffs as soon as my boy gets there", boasted the elder Ball.

"That's all we working out for is the Lakers", LaVar Ball said.

Unless, that is, Lakers legend and current president of basketball operations Magic Johnson - long familiar with Jackson's game due to his ties with his alma mater, Michigan State, and that program's recruitment of the Detroit native - sees more overall potential in Jackson.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports Ball is undecided whether he will work out for other teams and a source close to Ball said that is has "been clear from the start our desired destination is Los Angeles".

Out of that group, Ball is the most likely to be a Laker next season. He also played high school ball at Chino Hills. Lonzo skipping out on the Celtics workout might cost him that much or maybe more because no team wants to deal with his insane dad.

"We made a lot of money in our careers", the future Hall of Famer and former Finals MVP added.

The Boston Celtics and Lakers earned the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks, respectively. What the no. 1 pick offers, however, is leverage.

The Kings headed into the lottery with the 8th and 10th picks in the 2017 NBA Draft, but due to convoluted and not-worth-the-time-it-would-take-to-explain lottery results, the Kings' 8th picked turned into the 5th pick, leaving the Kings with the 10th pick and the 5th pick in the draft.

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Tuesday night after the lottery, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough addressed the speculation that went on for months of a Fultz or Ball selection and trading Bledsoe. Their two best players at this point are guards Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe.

While three of the All-Time top franchises are seeing a rebirth of sorts, one member of that spectrum continues to slide. We're sitting in a fantastic position.

Monk, now training in the city in preparation for the pre-draft workouts, mentioned that one thing he's looking forward to with the Knicks is Madison Square Garden. This draft is 1-30.

After a controversial NBA draft in 1985, in which the NBA basically gave Patrick Ewing, the star Georgetown center, to the big market New York Knicks, the NBA needed to prove that they were not fixing the lottery. I wish the draft were today.

"Having those four picks that we acquired this year is going to be very valuable for us as we go into the draft process", Colangelo said.

As much as Hinkie's painful tank plan revolved around stockpiling as many lottery picks as possible, he was also into panning for gold where it is rarely found.

We know the rest. If I get [No.] 2, I'm good. "And that's a guy I believe is Boston's No. 1 target this summer". "So it's a good situation to be in".

"Opposing teams, players, they feel it for sure", Horford said.