Lonzo Ball's draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching

While the Los Angeles Lakers may select Ball with the second pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, it appears the Phoenix Suns are willing to take a chance on the talented point guard.

On Thursday, the NBA Draft will finally take center stage, and already, reports have surfaced stating that the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade away the No. 1 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the No. 3 pick and a protected 2018 first-round pick.

Shelburne adds that the Lakers are considering Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and De'Aaron Fox with the No. 2 pick. In fact, Johnson was so impressed after Fultz's workout with the Lakers earlier this week, it was reported that the Lakers President was "in love" with Fultz. As the we get closer and closer to the draft, there are plenty of rumors swirling about other possible trades and who teams are targeting, so we're here to help you sort through the mud.

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The Suns now hold the fourth overall selection, but as noted in ESPN NBA insider Chad Ford's most recent mock draft, they would prefer not to stay there. The Lakers will work out Ball for the second time Friday at an undisclosed location to fully understand his regimen better.

The Lakers held internal discussions about trading back two spots to No. 4 if the Suns were to offer them a 2018 first-round pick.

"The Suns have been trying to trade up and have had conversations with both the Lakers and Celtics". Majority are looking for players who will come in and start right away and see if they have someone they can build around.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Ball averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game while leading UCLA to a 31-5 record this season.