Cavs, Lakers To Work Out Shareef O’Neal, Son Of Shaq

The Cavaliers and Lakers are among the teams that will work out draft prospect Shareef O’Neal, according Jovan Buha of The Athletic.Shareef O'Neal

O’Neal, 22, is a 6-foot-10 center from LSU and the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, who won three titles with the Lakers and also played for the Cavs.

Along with Cleveland and LA, Shareef O’Neal will work out for the Hawks, Wizards and others, per Buha. He has already worked out for the Bucks.

The Cavs own the No. 14 overall pick in the NBA Draft, as well as two picks in the second round (Nos. 39 and 58). At best, O’Neal is projected as a second-round pick at the moment.

The Lakers do not own any picks, and if O’Neal goes undrafted, he could be on their radar as a rookie free agent.

His college career started at UCLA in 2018, when he was a medical redshirt after undergoing heart surgery. He played one half season at UCLA, before transferring top LSU for his final two. He has not appeared in more than 14 games in any college season.

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