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Lakers bring back Allonzo Trier for another workout, acquire another second-round pick

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Should we connect the dots?

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Pundits don’t expect Allonzo Trier to be selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday, but all it takes is one to team to pull the trigger.

Maybe that team will be Luke Walton’s Los Angeles Lakers?

L.A. brought in Trier for a second workout this week, according to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, and the Arizona guard apparently shot much better in that one than in his first audition for the team.

The Lakers are now in better position to draft Trier, too. They acquired the 39th pick from the Sixers on Wednesday night in exchange for a 2019 selection, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Maybe the Lakers are just trying to stockpile assets so they can trade for someone like Kawhi Leonard, or maybe they just really like a prospect in the second-round range.

L.A. now has picks Nos. 39 and 47 in the second round, and could use Trier’s shooting. They were 29th in the league in 3-point percentage last season.

We’re not saying Trier to the Lakers is going to happen, but the timing of that trade and workout certainly is interesting.

And it’s fun to think about Trier and Lonzo Ball being on the same team after this moment in the 2017 Pac-12 Tournament: