The Minnesota Timberwolves, owners of the No.1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, met with LaMelo Ball on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony.
The meeting did not involve any basketball-related activities, rather an interview with Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas and head coach Ryan Saunders.
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In a recent appearance on Jalen and Jacoby, Ball revealed he had already spoken to the Golden State Warriors (No. 2 pick) and New York Knicks (No.8 pick) earlier this month via Zoom.
.@MeloD1P tells us a couple teams he has talked to so far......@jalenandjacoby pic.twitter.com/lLivvJglJj- Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) October 15, 2020
Per Givony, Ball is scheduled to meet with the Warriors, Charlotte Hornets (No. 3), and Chicago Bulls (No. 4) ahead of the November 19 Draft.
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While Ball is projected as one of the highest-rated prospects in the Draft, it's unclear which direction the Timberwolves will go, with Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman also slated near the top of the Draft, with Rosas indicating the Timberwolves are still assessing all their options, per ESPN's Eric Woodyard.
"There's no guy that has separated himself from the pack from public or external view, but I'm very confident that as we go through this process, the talent will rise to the top and we'll be confident about identifying one guy as the best guy, the best-talented player with the most upside and most ability for our organization."
Ball impressed in his lone season in Australia's National Basketball League (NBL), averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.7 steals with the Illawarra Hawks, going on to be named Rookie of the Year.
Every highlight, all of them (there were a lot) from LaMelo Ball's triple-double against the Cairns Taipans ⤵️- The NBL (@NBL) November 25, 2019
1⃣3⃣ assists#NBL20 pic.twitter.com/glzdTzYgHj
The 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled for November 19.
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