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Josh Jackson cancels workout with Celtics

Boston Celtics Boston Celtics Boston Celtics Rumor Fultz Is Not A Lock At No.1 Think Jackson
Melba Vasquez | 16 June, 2017, 10:54

"The point guards in this draft are really, really, really good and are special", Jackson said. Additionally, if the Lakers were set on drafting Josh Jackson already, they would not schedule a second workout with Ball.

The Lakers may end up selecting Josh Jackson, but I highly doubt they've settled on a decision today. "My dad and I both love the humor of the spot and I'm glad I got to have a little fun around the topic before going to the league".

But now we also know this: Lonzo Ball has a sense of humor.

Fultz said that the Lakers wanted to see how he handled the screen-and-roll on both sides of the ball. As for his preference on where he'd like to be drafted, Fultz said, "I would like to go one [to the Celtics], but wherever I land is where I go". There are no guarantees that Ball will be our pick.

However, the Lakers appear to also be taking a look at some other prospects just outside that range. We won't make any big moves until next year (in free agency).

That number seems a bit jarring, but if you're aware of DSJ's handiwork, then I suppose it's not too surprising.

For Ball playing for the Lakers is all about the mystique, the young team they have but mostly it's about "being home". "They need a point guard". He finished the season with a bang. Field Goal Percentage (.483), Points Differential (-6.9) and Defensive Efficiency. The Celtics made the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2016-17 season, while the Lakers had a 26-56 record in the fourth consecutive year they missed the National Basketball Association playoffs.

Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) takes a shot during warm-ups before the start of a game against the UCLA Bruins at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Jackson has always been another favorite in the organization. This had led to a great problem for the Lakers; they don't know who to pick. However, several insiders believe that Ingram and Jackson could form an explosive two-way wing duo.

The L.A. Lakers have had Jackson in for two workouts thus far in advance of the June 22 draft, with Jackson saying he was happy to be called back. Ball is eager to stay home with the Lakers, and he went through an extensive workout in El Segundo last week.

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