Nov 15, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins guard LiAngelo Ball speaks at a press conference regarding the arrest of Ball and freshman teammates Jalen Hill and Cody Riley (both not pictured) in China for shoplifting. Ball is the son of LaVar Ball and Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (both not pictured). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t expect to see LiAngelo Ball’s name called by the Los Angeles Lakers on draft day – or ever.

According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Lakers most-recent workout of LiAngelo Ball doesn’t necessarily mean the team is toying with drafting him. Stein says there’s “extreme” pessimism about Gelo’s Lakers chances. In fact, it’s so bad, the G-League may not be an option.

Can’t wait to see how LaVar spins this.

The middle Ball brother is a talented basketball player, but unlike Lakers point guard Lonzo, he’s simply not good enough to play in the NBA. There’s a reason he’s on zero draft boards and had to play in Lithuania last season.

Does that mean LiAngelo has zero chance to make the NBA someday? Absolutely not. Stranger things have happened. However, if you’re expecting him to wear Lakers gold or any other pro (G-League included) jersey in the upcoming season, it’s probably worth lowering your expectations.

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