The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to acquire another first-round pick in this Thursday’s NBA draft, league sources told ESPN.
The Lakers have engaged at least two other teams in the lottery, sources said, as they search for players to improve their outside shooting and perimeter defense.
Los Angeles holds both the second and 28th picks in this year’s draft. While their have been inquires on the No. 2 pick, sources said it remains unlikely the Lakers would trade out of that position.
Los Angeles is giving strong consideration to UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Kansas’ Josh Jackson and Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox with the No. 2 pick. Ball hosted a second workout for the Lakers on Friday — the only team he has worked out for or interviewed with. Last week Ball had considered talking to lottery teams scheduled to select below the Lakers in the draft, but sources said he still has yet to schedule any additional meetings.