Lonzo Ball has several reasons for why his stock might be dropping, most notably his dad trashing everyone in sight. However, it seems that his decision to not participate in the NBA Combine testing and his last impression from the NCAA Tournament is turning some teams away. At least, that’s according to ESPN’s Chad Ford.
Meanwhile Ford believes that Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox has made headway and could be taking over the No. 2 point guard spot in the draft behind Washington’s Markelle Fultz. From Ford’s insider article:
“There also seems to be a growing movement among teams to rank Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox ahead of Ball. No one helped himself more in March than Fox did. He has a chance to go as high as No. 2 or No. 3 in this draft.”
Fox absolutely crushed Ball in their matchup in the Sweet Sixteen where he went off for 39 points, four assists, three rebounds and only one turnover. Ball had only 10 points to go with eight assists, four turnovers and three rebounds. Fox has said all the right things in his interviews as well and is trending upwards heading into team workouts.