LaVar Ball then declared Lonzo would take the Lakers to the playoffs as a rookie.
There were other notable trades earlier in the week before the draft began, including Atlanta sending Dwight Howard to Charlotte and the Lakers clearing cap room by shipping D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn.
Colangelo wants to see what this core group can do, how much they grow together, but he is leaving his options open. "They said they love my dad and left it at that".
NEW YORK (AP) - Markelle Fultz is ready for the National Basketball Association draft.
"Michael Jordan is the GOAT", Monk said. "We felt the value of adding the one pick now was the right thing at the expense of only losing one of four going forward". Thursday was one of those nights. Of the 20 players expected to be in the green room, 13 were college one-and-dones.
It's go time. The days leading up to the National Basketball Association draft have been as dramatic and exciting as any point of the National Basketball Association season, including the trade deadline, the regular season and the first three rounds of the playoffs.
Never before had five freshmen been selected with the first five picks.
Another worldwide player was tabbed next as the New York Knicks selected French guard Frank Ntilikina, a talented 18-year-old who has defensive skills to match a solid offensive game. "They all got different types of games", Fultz said.
The incongruity of the school's first-ever No. 1 pick playing for one of the worst teams in program history is surely not lost on UW supporters.