Has Josh Jackson been promised by the Lakers that they will draft him? We are at the pinnacle of draft time rumors and the reports are starting to swirl. After reports that Lonzo Ball was out of shape and the Lakers aren’t yet sold on him, we have another report linking Josh Jackson to the Lakers.
Josh Jackson has been promised – has worked out for Lakers in LA. Has not worked out for Phoenix yet. It could be Philly but likely Lakers.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) June 12, 2017
John Gambadoro, a sports radio host in Phoenix is reporting that Josh Jackson has been promised by a team that they will draft him and he thinks that team could be the Lakers.
I want to stress that this report should be taken with the largest grain of salt. Not only do we not know if Josh Jackson has been promised anything, by any team, even John speculates on it being the Lakers. This could be another leak from the Lakers camp in an effort to throw a smokescreen on their thoughts, or it could even be a leak from Jackson’s camp in hopes of increasing his value.
Thanks to our friends at Silver Screen and Roll, we know that John is a very good reporter than has a history of breaking big stories, so this isn’t a case of someone throwing a false report out for the sake of clicks or retweets.
Jackson is typically the 3rd best prospect on nearly every draft board and a player I would be ecstatic for the Lakers the draft, but my gut and the overwhelming evidence still points to the Lakers drafting Lonzo Ball. Lonzo is no consolation prize either, he’s a legitimate top 2 prospect and the Lakers are incredibly lucky to be in a position to draft either one of them.