But there is growing speculation they are not sold on UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, and Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox surfaced initially as another option. However, since Jackson has only worked out with the Lakers so far during these draft proceedings, it seems "likely" that the team is Los Angeles.
Jackson had a private workout on Tuesday at the Lakers' practice facility, but that doesn't mean the team is any closer to finalizing its plans.
Therefore, Jackson said he is not anxious about his draft stock or deducing any meaning from his second workout with the Lakers. They can also dangle their draft capital to see which team would not mind moving back a couple of spots.
Markelle Fultz is the heavy favorite to be taken by the Celtics at No. 1, and Ball feels the former Washington star is a good fit for Boston because he's "more of a scoring guy" who could be moved to shooting guard.More news: Sarvesh Mehtani from Chandigarh tops IIT-JEE Advanced
During Lonzo and LaVar's interview with Kimmel, LaVar did most of the talking as you'd expect, talking up his son's $495 Big Baller Brand ZO2 Prime sneaker and once again saying he would make Michael Jordan cry if they played 1-on-1. Both players are scorers first who can play off the ball, essentially not true point guards, but talented enough to play the position. It sounds so simple, but I went home and I thought about that a lot. The problem? Ball still needed to prove himself to the team at the draft workout this year.
The Lakers have insisted they have kept an open mind on whom they will select with their No. 2 pick. I just do what I'm supposed to do.
Jackson is regarded as one of the best defenders in this draft class, an area of great need for the Lakers. But the NBA's structure sets such organizations up with high lottery odds, enabling them to stockpile young, talented players. "College is over. I just put that behind me". On the offensive end, his game is still developing, but he boasts a decent jumper and can handle the ball better than most his size.
"I always hated losing and loved winning", Jackson said.