The NBA Draft Lottery is tomorrow night, and no team has more riding on it than the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson and the organization see Lonzo Ball as the player that can potentially transform their franchise after years in NBA purgatory. Laker fans do, too. All their hopes and dreams are contingent on getting a Top 3 pick, but should they still pull the trigger on Ball if they win the lottery?
Colin thinks Ball has the potential to be an NBA star, but the clear consensus among NBA front offices is that Washington’s Markelle Fultz is the #1 overall prospect. He believes it makes sense to take Ball if the Lakers land at 2 or 3, but it would be a mistake to pull the trigger if they get the first pick.
A best case scenario for L.A. is getting the 2nd or 3rd pick so the decision is taken out of their hands. The ping pong balls start bouncing tomorrow. Stay tuned.