Marcin Gortat

NBA Teams Ain’t Taking LaMelo Seriously

11/7/2018 2:59 PM PST


LaMelo Ball‘s jump back to high school won’t make any difference on his NBA future … ’cause teams still won’t take him seriously — so says Marcin Gortat.

The youngest Ball brother announced Tuesday he’s headed to Sire Prep Academy after stints overseas and in the JBA … clearly with hopes that it will help his NBA draft stock.

But, when we got Gortat out at Villa Alloro … we asked the Clippers center if he thinks it’ll work out for Melo … and Marcin said, “I don’t think so.”

Interesting … considering Melo’s new coach and ex-NBAer Jermaine Jackson told TMZ Sports he thinks after this high school run, Ball can be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft.

But Gortat clearly ain’t buyin’ into all that … tellin’ us he ain’t even giving much thought to the Balls’ latest plan.

“I don’t know, man. That truly ain’t my problem.”

There’s more … Marcin also gave us his prediction for the Lakers’ and Clippers’ records this season — and LeBron James surely ain’t gonna like it.

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