Lakers attempt to add another first-round draft pick

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Ford added that the Lakers believe that either Lonzo Ball or Josh Jackson will be available at No. 4.

The Los Angeles Lakers have two first-round picks in this year's draft and apparently are in the market for another.

On Thursday, the NBA Draft will finally take center stage, and already, reports have surfaced stating that the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade away the No. 1 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the No. 3 pick and a protected 2018 first-round pick.

In his latest mock draft, ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford wrote that the Lakers remain the "heavy favorite" to land Ball.

With that said, the Lakers are reportedly focused on other things in addition to exercising the No. 2 overall pick, including a high-level pursuit of Paul George.

The Lakers met with the oldest Ball brother on Friday, a meeting which included a meeting with Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka. The Suns now hold the No. 4 pick, and are willing to trade up to get it, according to ESPN's Chad Ford (as interpreted by Arizonasports.com). With the National Basketball Association season in the books, the National Basketball Association off-season begins, starting with the Draft on June 22nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Lakers have also been considering selecting De'Aaron Fox with the second overall pick. If the Celtics take Fultz, they will have four point guards in their roster - Thomas, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart, creating a logjam.

"The Suns have been trying to trade up and have had conversations with both the Lakers and Celtics". "Who are they after?" With his MVP-like performance last season, many teams will be interested in trading their best player for Thomas, who led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals where they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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