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2017 NBA Draft: Lakers watch De’Aaron Fox work out at pro-day

Los Angeles sent a ton of representatives to the pre-draft workout.

Photo courtesy of @DraftExpress on Twitter

The Los Angeles Lakers front office watched De’Aaron Fox and other 2017 NBA Draft prospects work out at Catalyst Sports’ Pro Day, according to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.

Almost the entire Lakers’ brain trust was in attendance, including president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, general manager Rob Pelinka, Joey and Jesse Buss, Ryan West and South Bay Lakers general manager Nick Mazzella.

Fox is the fifth-ranked player on DraftExpress’ list of the top-100 2017 NBA Draft prospects after a freshman season at Kentucky that saw him average 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and four rebounds while shooting 52.1 percent on twos and 24.6 percent on 3-pointers.

The Lakers reportedly “love” Fox and are hoping to bring him into their practice facility over the next two weeks as they continue to prepare for the draft and decide which players they’ll select with their No. 2 and No. 28 picks of the first round.

Givony posted several photos and videos of the event on Twitter:

The Lakers’ contingent weren’t the only big names in the building:

Those in attendance also got to watch several other prospects like Johnathan Motley, Rodions Kurucs and Anzejs Pasecniks:

The NBA Draft is June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Here is an updating list of every player the Lakers have worked out or met with. Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here, or listen to our latest episode on all things NBA Draft with the Ringer’s Johnathan Tjarks below), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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