Lakers Draft Rumors: Luke Walton Not Concerned About Dealing With LaVar Ball

But he noted that the Celtics have drafted players who didn't work out for them in the past.

Celtics president of basketball ops Danny Ainge joined 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich on Thursday morning on his way to NY for a Draft workout, and said UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball has declined an invite to work with the team. As we know, LaVar Ball also says a lot things - some of which could trouble National Basketball Association teams.

Ball's father, LaVar, has previously said that his son would only work out for the Los Angeles Lakers.

"We don't deal with [Ball's camp] all that much".

"Well, listen, we've drafted guys that wouldn't come in for workouts before, it's not the end of the world, we've watched them play a ton, we have a lot of information on them", he said. With that in mind, it appears increasingly likely the Celtics will select guard Markelle Fultz out of Washington with the top selection.

TMZ Sports recently stalked down Lakers coach Luke Walton to ask him about Lonzo, and he made it clear that he really likes the way that Lonzo plays the position. The difference could be more striking if taxes are considered; California has the highest state taxes in the United States at 13.3 percent, while Massachusetts' taxes are 5.1 percent.

But, of course, Ball didn't stop there. "Now you know ... if they want to talk to me now, it just went up to $3 billion".

  • Julie Sanders