With the Los Angeles Lakers season concluding with another absence form the playoffs, their 35-47 record definitely has the organization looking towards the future. Like all teams looking to rebuild, the Lakers are exploring all of their options in the loom of the upcoming NBA draft. One the options may be in Lithuania. According to Lithuanian basketball journalist Donatas Urbonas, a Lakers scout was seen in Lithuania watching a game between BC Nevezis and Prienu Vytautas. Prienu Vyutautas is the team Lonzo Ball’s two younger brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo, play for.
Los Angeles Lakers scout was in the stands watching Nevezis-Vytautas game in Kedainiai. NBA Draft prospects LiAngelo Ball and Tadas Sedekerskis performed well. Gelo contributed to Vytautas W 96:79 with 12pts (3/3 threes) in 18 mins. Sedekerskis had season highs in pts 17 & EFF 23
— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) April 12, 2018
It has not even been a month since LiAngelo agent told Yahoo Sports he would declare for the draft early, are the Lakers already on board? Well, to give some context, another NBA prospect 6-7 Tadas Sedekerskis was also balling on the court for the opposite team Nevezis. So while the Lakers can make the excuse they were not there to scout another ball brother, don’t believe the everything your told. Lavar Ball, (CEO OF BIG BALLER BRAND) has had a master plan from the beginning to have all his sons play for the Los Angeles Lakers. While the team will not use a draft pick on Liangelo, it would be foolish of them not give him a look. The Ball family is a business, and while Lonzo is no rookie of the year, his jersey is 11th among NBA Jersey Sales. Coming in at number 12, Kyrie Irving. But the main reason why the Lakers need to invest time in another Ball brother, Lavar told USA Today LiAngelo is the key to Lonzo success.
“Lonzo plays best when he is with his brother,” Ball said. “Why wouldn’t — he is a hell of a shooter. They don’t play the same position. You see how successful he was when he was with his brother?”
Flip the page to check out some of Liangelo Ball highlights against Nevezis. One thing is for certain, he can