LaMelo Ball worked out with three teams before the Draft

Potential No.1 draft pick LaMelo Ball worked out for the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets, and with the Detroit Pistons on Thursday in Southern California, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN. The three teams hold picks No. 2, 3, and 7, respectively.

Ball spent the last season with Australian club Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League, averaged 17 points on 37.5% shooting from the field with 7.6 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.6 steals in 12 games. Ball tallied 25% on 6.7 3-point attempts per contest.

He also took the time for a workout also on Wednesday with the Minnesota Timberwolves, which holds the top pick in the draft.

He previously interviewed with the teams that hold the first three selections in addition to the Chicago Bulls, that holds pick No. 4, though Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported at the end of October that Ball was not impressing teams upon his pre draft conversations.

Those four teams, along with the New York Knicks, are the only teams to interview Ball before the NBA draft.

While the draft is still one week away, Ball could land another interview with another team, particularly if a franchise trades up to the No. 1 pick. But that he has remained rather choosy when selecting who he interviews with means that teams that have had the opportunity should consider themselves lucky.

The 2020 NBA Draft will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 18.



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