By Cooper Langby
There’s been a lot of talk about who the Minnesota Timberwolves may select with the 20th pick in the NBA Draft. But they also have a second-round pick. Is LiAngelo Ball a fit there or as an undrafted free agent?
By now, pretty much everyone in the basketball world is well aware of the Ball family.
(In case you missed it, this should sum it up nicely: LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of a trio of sons, made headlines last year when he claimed he could beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1.)
A lot of people took LaVar and his claims seriously — not the M.J. one, of course, but there were plenty of other outlandish claims to choose from — however they seemed mostly to gain attention and media traction for the family in the lead-up to last year’s draft. Giving credit where credit is due, his plan came to fruition when his oldest son, Lonzo Ball, was drafted second-overall by the Los Angeles Lakers.
The middle of the Ball Brothers, LiAngelo Ball made his own headlines after he was arrested alongside college teammates for stealing sunglasses while the team was in China. The situation resulted in him leaving UCLA and playing basketball with his younger brother in Lithuania for a...