Family affair: Lakers get Lonzo Ball and dad with No. 2 pick

Posted June 24, 2017

Jackson is the first Utah high school player drafted since 2014 when Pleasant Grove's C.J. Wilcox was taken in the first round by the Los Angeles Clippers.

If you thought LaVar Ball wouldn't act up on Draft Night, you thought wrong.

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Griffin , of course, was relieved of his duties with the Cavaliers before he could pull the trigger on any of these deals. He promoted assistant Tyronn Lue and the Cavs went on to win the National Basketball Association championship.

"All of us know that he has the ability to make other players around him better". D'Angelo Russell, as talented as he is, couldn't help the Lakers rise from the bottom of the Western Conference, much less compete for a playoff spot. If you use a sports analogy in another sport, you look at passers like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers that just have an ability to do something that is so special with where they put the ball and where they deliver it.

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The Lakers have an interesting young core, which includes Ball, last year's second overall pick Brandon Ingram, and young studs in Julius Randle and Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson. I kind of changed my jump shot up a little bit, made it more fluid and more comfortable. Walton was asked about that statement and just laughed it off.

Thanks to their pre-draft trade of guard D'Angelo Russell and center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers have a ton of cap space and flexibility in being able to lure-and hopefully land Palmdale-born product in Paul George, now of the Indiana Pacers. I surprised some people. This past season, Hart led the Big East in points per game (18.1), player efficiency rating (28.1) and win shares (7.7).

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His declaration for the National Basketball Association draft came as a surprise to some, who thought he would stay one more year to up his numbers in addition to taking time to recover from foot surgery, which he had in May.