Tyronn Lue

Letters: What will the Lakers do with No. 2?

Letters: What will the Lakers do with No. 2?

Careful what you wish for, Bill Plaschke. If Lonzo Ball does indeed have NBA-ready skill sets (probably wishful thinking) and if he is coachable and possesses necessary leadership ability (at best unproven) and if a neophyte coach with one disastrous season under his belt can actually coach him, he’ll still be a rookie sent in to lead few unproven “rising stars” and a pack of underachieving journeymen. Realistically, the chances of a 30-win season remain remote.

If Jerry Buss were doing this, the draft choice would be packaged with one of the current kids and as much flostsam as possible, and flipped for a pair of solid veterans to create a stable core. Of course, if Dr. Buss were...

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