The Washington Wizards have shown a lot of interest in LaMelo Ball during this season, sending “several people” to follow the prospect’s progress in NBL – the Australian basketball league in which Lonzo’s brother played 12 games for the Illawara Hawks, before a foot injury ended his season well in advance.
LaMelo Ball had also been strongly linked to the Knicks, but the Wizards seem to be really serious. Washington has seen the player many times. An effort and an interest that are the clear manifestation of how the Wizards believe in the development and future NBA that awaits what, according to some, could also be the first absolute choice at the next Draft.
The uncertainties that will accompany the selection of young talents this year are not few, but if he does not start the NBA regular season again, Washington would currently have only 4.5% chance of winning the first choice at the Lottery; 20.3% instead of finishing in the top-4.