LaVar Ball wants Detroit Pistons to take LaMelo Ball in 2020 NBA draft

LaVar Ball wants Detroit Pistons to take LaMelo Ball in 2020 NBA draftLaVar Ball wants Detroit Pistons to take LaMelo Ball in 2020 NBA draft

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="LaMelo&nbsp;Ball is one of the handful&nbsp;players in the 2020 NBA draft that analysts believe is worthy of being the number one pick. Few, if any, mock drafts currently&nbsp;project Ball to fall below the fourth overall pick.” data-reactid=”13″>LaMelo Ball is one of the handful players in the 2020 NBA draft that analysts believe is worthy of being the number one pick. Few, if any, mock drafts currently project Ball to fall below the fourth overall pick.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="But if his dad has his wish, LaMelo will be drafted by a team not currently projected to be in his draft range — the Detroit Pistons.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”14″>But if his dad has his wish, LaMelo will be drafted by a team not currently projected to be in his draft range — the Detroit Pistons

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="On a recent appearance on YouTube channel The Pascal Show, LaVar Ball said he hopes LaMelo ends up with the Pistons or New York Knicks. LaMelo’s manager, Jermaine Jackson, is from Detroit and played and coached at Detroit Mercy. LaMelo has been training in the Detroit area since around March.” data-reactid=”15″>On a recent appearance on YouTube channel The Pascal Show, LaVar Ball said he hopes LaMelo ends up with the Pistons or New York Knicks. LaMelo’s manager, Jermaine Jackson, is from Detroit and played and coached at Detroit Mercy. LaMelo has been training in the Detroit area since around March.

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“It doesn’t matter where you go,” LaVar said. ‘The key is to have the right coach behind you.” 

LaVar’s comment appears to be an endorsement for Pistons head coach Dwane Casey. The Pistons, who have the seventh pick in the draft, have a need for a point guard, and LaMelo is widely regarded to be the best point guard prospect in the draft.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="But to draft him, they would likely need to find a way to trade up.” data-reactid=”24″>But to draft him, they would likely need to find a way to trade up.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Contact Omari Sankofa II at osankofa@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @omarisankofa. Read more on the Detroit Pistons and sign up for our Pistons newsletter.” data-reactid=”27″>Contact Omari Sankofa II at osankofa@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @omarisankofa. Read more on the Detroit Pistons and sign up for our Pistons newsletter.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: LaVar Ball wants Detroit Pistons to take LaMelo Ball in 2020 NBA draft” data-reactid=”28″>This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: LaVar Ball wants Detroit Pistons to take LaMelo Ball in 2020 NBA draft

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