Following the trade of D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, it became abundantly clear that the Los Angeles Lakers would select UCLA’s Lonzo Bell with the second pick on Thursday.

But if we were to ask Ball himself, no such assurances have been made.

This is likely Magic Johnson and Co. keeping their options open on the trade front. The Lakers have been linked to Paul George with talks currently taking place between them and the Indiana Pacers for the All-Star (more on that here).