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Bettor places massive wager on LaMelo Ball draft position

One bettor has placed a huge bet on LaMelo Ball not being a top two pick.

Basketball player LaMelo Ball in attendance of the New Orleans Pelicans against the New York Knicks game during the NBA Summer League at Thomas & Mack Center. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not clear who the the first pick in the 2020 NBA Draft will be, but one bettor appears to be extremely certain that LaMelo Ball won’t be drafted inside the top two. Ball’s over/under for draft position is set at 2.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook, and one confident bettor has placed a $7,197.91 bet on the over at +155. The mystery bettor will rake in an $18,201.67 payout if Ball is drafted at No. 3 overall or later.

Ball has long been considered one of the top three prospects in this draft class. Anthony Edwards has the best odds to be selected first at -220 while Ball is second at +184. The Golden State Warriors have been connected with James Wiseman from the jump and have two All-Star guards, so chances are Ball ends up with the Timberwolves or the Charlotte Hornets, who will pick third. It takes guts to make a bet like this. Let’s see how things pan out.