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NBA Draft 2015: Lakers secretly worked out Karl-Anthony Towns, according to report

If it's a secret, how do we know about it?

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The Los Angeles Lakers secretly worked out Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns in a non-publicized workout, according to a report from Ramona Shelburne on Sportscenter. This runs contrary to reports that the Lakers were "increasingly doubtful" they could get Towns to work out for them. Early on in the pre-draft process, it was reported that Towns refused to work out privately for any team, so if Shelburne's reporting is accurate, getting some one-on-one time with Towns is potentially a big deal for the Lakers decision making process.

The reason it is only potentially a big deal is for the simple reason that the Minnesota Timberwolves appear set to draft Towns first overall, meaning that his workout for the Lakers was little more than a glorified scouting assignment for the purple and gold's first summer league game. But the fact that both sides kept Towns' workout secret until now is intriguing even if it is unlikely to matter.

Did the Lakers pull some elaborate distractions to keep the media away? Did they put Towns in a caravan of SUVs and switch cars in a dark tunnel before they separated and took Towns covertly to his workout? Most likely none of these things happened, but the draft rumors have been particularly crazy this offseason so anything is possible.