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    Report: Lonzo Ball, Sixers Considering Pre-draft Workout
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    Report: Lonzo Ball, Sixers considering pre-draft workout

    It may be time for Sixers fans to start setting money aside for some Big Baller Brand gear.

    Sources tell ESPN's Chris Haynes that Lonzo Ball is considering working out for the Sixers, who hold the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

    "A final decision will be made once Ball's agent, Harrison Gaines, and Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo have had an extensive conversation centered on the identity of the team, sources told ESPN," Haynes said.

    Haynes also states that the main concern between Ball and the Sixers would be how the former UCLA point guard would fit in on a team that plans to feature 2016 No. 1 pick Ben Simmons as the primary ball handler.

    This news comes after Ball declined to work out for the Boston Celtics, who own the top pick in June's draft.

    "We don't deal with [Ball's camp] all that much," Celtics president Danny Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub radio during The Toucher and Rich Show Thursday. "They didn't show up at the combine, which is very common - many of the top 10 or 15 players don't show up for the combine. ... We just tried to get him in for a workout and they politely said no."

    Ball's father, LaVar, has previously stated several times that his son would only work out for the Lakers, who will select at No. 2. Plus, Lonzo Ball has said he would rather be drafted by the home state Lakers instead of going at the top of the draft.

    "I'm a family dude," Ball said during an interview on ESPN last month. "All my family is in L.A. So, to be able to play in front of them, I think that would mean more to me."

    Even with all the pre-draft posturing and the outspoken nature of his father, Ball has proven to be a top-tier talent. The 6-foot-6 Ball averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6.0 rebounds as a freshman at UCLA as he was named a consensus first-team All-American.

    We previously looked at how Ball would blend with the Sixers, which one analyst called a "perfect" fit.

    The Sixers may be having similar thoughts.