Off the Record (OTR)

Lakers could pass on Lonzo

When the Los Angeles Lakers got the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft recently, it was all but a foregone conclusion that they would take UCLA’s Lonzo Ball with that pick.

Well, maybe not so fast.

Jordan Schultz is hearing that the Lakers could be getting cold feet.

“Per source, the #Lakers would pass on Lonzo Ball if #nbadraft was today. Team isn’t convinced he’s a star and remains concerned about LaVar,” Schultz tweets.

And it’s entirely plausible. I’ve heard numerous basketball people say they don’t see sure-fire superstar talent in Lonzo, and we all know his dad is probably a sure-fire headache.

I’d be curious to see what the Sixers do if he falls in their laps at three.

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