Lonzo Ball was taken behind Markelle Fultz, who was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers.
I've figured this out: He's become a heel, a la the WWE (The Ringer's Rodger Sherman, as you see from his tweet, agrees). "I'll have another hat on to say 'I told you so'".
After the worst four-year stretch in franchise history, the 16-time National Basketball Association champion Lakers are rebuilding with the point guard who led the nation with 7.7 assists per game last season a few miles up the 405 freeway with the Bruins. "He'll improve our culture with the way he plays, the way he passes, his selfless nature, and that's why we took him". Lakers head coach Luke Walton also holds the belief that Ball could help transform the organization's fortunes through his passing ability.
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Lonzo Ball answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers.
When asked if Ball's style of play will stay similar to what he showed while at UCLA, he left no room for concern.
Bryant was the second Hoosiers player to be drafted Thursday night, joining forward OG Anunoby, who went No. 23 overall to the Toronto Raptors.
"I think it will make it more challenging, a little bit, but I think every top draft pick that comes in has a target on their back", Walton said.
The Lakers acquired the pick via trade with the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week after sending D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets. This past season, Hart led the Big East in points per game (18.1), player efficiency rating (28.1) and win shares (7.7).