Lakers reportedly trying to acquire another first-round pick

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Considered Trading Down In 2017 NBA Draft To No. 4 Overall

Ford added the team has interest in Josh Jackson, but projects him off the board as well with Markelle Fultz, Ball and Jackson going with the first three picks. While the Los Angeles Lakers may select Ball with the second pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, it appears the Phoenix Suns are willing to take a chance on the talented point guard.

The 76ers weren't the only team with their sights set on Markelle Fultz, the highly regarded option for the No. 1 pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.

The Lakers could take De'Aaron Fox or Dennis Smith Jr.at No. 4 and acquire another asset from the Suns. The Lakers will work out Ball for the second time Friday at an undisclosed location to fully understand his regimen better. The Lakers were reported to be interested in trading the No. 2 overall pick for Paul George of the Indiana Pacers but it was too risky as the All-Star forward has only one year remaining in his contract and could become a free agent after this season. The Suns hold their own 2018 pick (which now projects to be a high lottery pick) as well as the rights to the Miami Heat's 2018 pick.

Phoenix is very, very high on Lonzo Ball, and think he's the flawless fit next to Devin Booker in the backcourt, and that would likely be who they would trade up for.

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The question is, will general manager Ryan McDonough look to find more wing depth there if the Suns land a new franchise point guard at No. 4?

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Ball averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game while leading UCLA to a 31-5 record this season.

"The Suns have been trying to trade up and have had conversations with both the Lakers and Celtics", Ford wrote Monday.

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