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NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers to work out De’Aaron Fox Tuesday

The team looks at another option for the No. 2 pick.

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The Los Angeles Lakers will continue their marathon of pre-draft workouts on June 13 when they bring in Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

The Lakers worked out Lonzo Ball Wednesday in a session that sounded like it went pretty well, but there are still rumors the Lakers are taking a good look at players like Fox and Josh Jackson of Kansas for the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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.

If the Lakers were to take Fox it would be a surprise pick, but the team has surprised with the No. 2 pick before when two years ago they took D’Angelo Russell over Jahlil Okafor two years ago. The lead-up to the draft on June 22, and what reports come out of Fox’s workout, will be interesting to watch.

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 and listen to our instant reaction to the Lonzo Ball workout below), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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