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Lakers work out Gonzaga’s Zach Collins in case they trade down in draft – Orange County Register

EL SEGUNDO – As they strive to accelerate their rebuilding process without compromising their long-term assets, the Lakers have seemingly kept an open mind on every possible scenario.

Most in NBA circles project the Lakers will select UCLA guard Lonzo Ball with their No. 2 pick on Thursday, but they have done their due diligence, working out Kansas guard/forward Josh Jackson, Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox and Washington guard Markelle Fultz. While the Lakers have not offered any indication they are involved in trade talks with the Indiana Pacers for veteran forward Paul George, they have said they would entertain trade offers as long as they do not significantly compromise their young core.

The Lakers have downplayed the possibility they would trade the No. 2 pick, but that didn’t stop them from working out Gonzaga forward Zach Collins on Monday. Collins is a projected top-10…

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