Ball will work out for the Lakers a second time on Friday at an undisclosed location in Los Angles county. He is hopeful the Lakers will give him some indication whether he’s “separated himself” throughout the draft process. Ball continues to have no plans to speak with or workout for the Boston Celtics, who hold the No. 1 pick.
After Friday’s workout he will consider talking to other lottery teams who have asked to speak with him, according to the source.
Ball is hoping to give the Lakers an up-close look at his training regimen and work ethic.
There will also be an opportunity for the Lakers to visit Friday with Ball’s family, most notably his outspoken father LaVar Ball.
After Friday, the Lakers will have worked out the three most-likely choices for the No. 2 pick — Ball, Josh Jackson and De’Aaron Fox — twice. They also worked out the probably No. 1 pick, Washington guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday.
The Lakers are committed considering all options heading into next week’s draft, however team sources said it remains highly unlikely they’d trade the No. 2 pick.