Lakers wrapping up research on top picks while keeping trade options open

In New York, just after the Lakers secured the second overall pick in this year’s NBA draft through the lottery, general manager Rob Pelinka made it clear he’ll listen if teams want to talk about trades. He also noted it’s unlikely the second pick in the draft gets moved.

In the month since then, the Lakers have been taking and making calls about trading the pick, said a source who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. Teams have presented trade scenarios to them, and they have offered their own.

While considering their options, the Lakers are wrapping up their draft workouts. In addition to the second overall pick, the Lakers have the 28th pick in the first round.

Thursday, they met with Washington guard Markelle Fultz, widely expected to be taken first overall by the Boston Celtics.

UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball at a location of his choosing for a second meeting and workout. They’ll spend several hours with Ball, getting to know his regimen better.

Josh Jackson twice. The first workout was in Sacramento and the second at the Lakers’ facility in El Segundo. They’ve also spent significant time

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