Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

Secondly, the Lakers may not be locked in on drafting Lonzo Ball at two, and again freeing up money for free agents is paramount for them.

The expectation is that Lonzo Ball is going to be selected by the Lakers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night. The team traded away their point guard D'Angelo Russell just a few days ago to make room for their pick. Video by Jonathan Khamis for SCNG.

It is intuitive to think that the earlier a team picks in the NBA Draft the better their pick is. In turn, Lonzo gave him this pitch to LeBron to come play with him, and it was honestly great.

The other interesting trend in the National Basketball Association over the last 17 drafts is that teams typically find better players at pick Nos.

Since the Boston Celtics traded the No. 1 pick to the Sixers, they took on their No. 3 pick.

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However, the Suns aren't the only team interested in trading up, as the Sacramento Kings also have interest in doing so.