Posted by Lakers watcher on April 01, 2018 at 05:24:48:
In Reply to: Re: NBA draft order posted by you mean on March 31, 2018 at 16:45:46:
: : : : : A kid that wasn't even going to be a UCLA
: : : : : starter is now going to be drafted by a
: : : : : NBA team?
: : : : Original post was (hopefully) sarcastic.
: : : :Zero chance Gelo is getting drafted.
: : : He may not beat out Matt Thomas for playing time but will at least see some floor time in the blowouts in the Vegas Summer League
: : Lavar has already threatened the Lakers that Zo won't resign if they don't take Gelo and Melo. Let's see.
: Come on, that was a joke, right?
It's not Lonzo's choice, all NBA teams have control over the rights of lotto picks for at least the first seven years of their careers. Lonzo is a restricted free agent.
Normally a team would face repercussions from a player's agent for matching an offer of said player who wanted to leave, but since Lavar is the agent, his lack of clients gives his son no leverage. Even if he wanted to leave the team, he can't opt out until June 30, 2024.
(Unless Lavar meant "resign" instead of "re-sign" but I doubt it)
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