After yesterday’s Pro Basketball combine, Lonzo Ball’s brother, LiAngelo, told Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype that he had several private workouts scheduled with 3-4 NBA teams in the next few weeks including one with the reigning NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors
The Warriors immediately denied Ball’s claims and have gone on record saying that they have no plans to meet with him.
Via The Mercury News
Despite what the 19-year-old Ball told HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy, the Warriors deny they’ve scheduled a private, pre-draft workout with the younger brother of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.
In refuting what the younger Ball said, a Warriors spokesman said Thursday the team has no specific plans to meet with LiAngelo, who quit UCLA’s team in his freshman season after being arrested for shoplifting in China on a team trip this past season. LiAngelo told HoopsHype he’s already arranged private meetings with the Warriors, Clippers and Lakers before the NBA Draft on June 21.
So either LiAngelo is lying or there was some sort of miscommunication between the two parties.
While LiAngelo Ball probably won’t get drafted in next month’s NBA draft there is a high likelihood that a team will sign him to their G-League team.