Danny Ainge Said That Lonzo Ball Declined The Celtics’ Request For A Workout

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Danny Ainge Said That Lonzo Ball Declined The Celtics’ Request For A Workout


As soon as the Lakers recieved the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, LaVar Ball made clear, that his son, Lonzo will only workout for the Los Angeles Lakers before the NBA Draft in June.


“That’s all we working out for is the Lakers,” said LaVar Ball to Lakers Nation’s Ryan Ward shortly after the lottery. “Just the Lakers. There’s nobody else that we need to workout for.”


According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Lonzo Ball says he plans on trying out for a few teams in the league just in case the Lakers plan falls through, but his father says otherwise, as usual. LaVar Ball has seemed to make all the decisions for his 19-year-old son before he could even begin to contemplate them.

LaVar didn’t joke as we learned from Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge, who told sports radio ‘98.5 The Sports Hub’, that they were trying to get Lonzo in for a workout, but their request got declined. Ainge said:


“We tried to get Ball in. We don’t deal with Ball’s camp all that much. They didn’t show up at the combine, which is very common many of the top 10 or 15 players don’t show up for the combine. We just tried to get him in for a workout and they politely said no.”


On last week’s ‘The Herd’, LaVar Ball explained that his son playing for his hometown wasn’t the main reason why he (they?) would favor the Lakers.


“If Lonzo goes to Boston, he turns into a 2. … Lonzo’s always going to be a point guard. He can play any position, but his true position is point guard and Boston has so many guards, you don’t need that guy,”


But having the number one pick, the decision is for Boston to make, and even before Ball declined to have a workout with the Celtics, most boards named Markelle Fultz as the number one, and therefore the Celtics’ pick.

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