Recap of Lonzo Ball’s Lakers Workout: “They need a point guard”

The moment we’ve all been waiting for arrived on Wednesday as UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers. The two sides have been linked for months although it appears the Lakers have not made up their mind yet on selecting him with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft.

Before workouts got underway, Ball met with Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka, and Luke Walton for dinner on Tuesday.

After the workout, Ball will be having lunch with Jeanie Buss and other members of the Buss family:

Ball’s workout itself was closed to the media but we have some photos courtesy of the Lakers:

Lamar Odom was also present, once again, as he continues his efforts to land a job on Luke Walton’s staff:

After the workout, however, Ball was sent out to meet with the media and answer questions. While not as quotable as his controversial father, Ball did offer some insight into the workout and some confident remarks:

Most notable, however, was this quote from Lonzo:

On the surface, that seems like a shot at D’Angelo Russell, the incumbent point guard who took on the challenge of being the team’s leader last season. But every team needs more than one leader and with Russell’s abilities as an off-ball threat, Lonzo becoming the nominal point guard is not as big of an issue as most seem to make it. That said, this ill be the topic of conversation from the media scrum so get ready to hear about it for the next few months.

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