Mock draft: Lakers stick with Lonzo Ball after 76ers swoop in to steal Markelle Fultz


1. Philadelphia 76ers (From Boston)

Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington

Why Fultz? Philly is selling the farm to get Fultz, the consensus best player in the field. They sent three first round picks to Boston and believe he is the missing piece to their dynamic young core. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons just have to stay healthy.

2. Lakers

Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA

Why Ball? You could not design a better fit for the Lakers than the Chino Hills product: a pure point guard with an effective, if unconventional, perimeter game. He is comfortable in the spotlight and will be ready to play on day one.

3. Boston Celtics (From Philadelphia)

Josh Jackson, F, Kansas

Why Jackson? Boston hit the jackpot. Danny Ainge’s team won the lottery during a run to the Eastern Conference Finals. So, naturally they trade the top pick. Jackson has been the darling of the draf and  linked to all of the teams at the top…



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