As the NBA trade deadline approaches, things are beginning to warm up. The Los Angeles Lakers have allegedly gotten increasingly genuine in their trade chats with the New Orleans Pelicans, and any deal for Anthony Davis would without a doubt incorporate Lonzo Ball.
The young point guard, notwithstanding, isn’t excited about that. Furthermore, nor is his father. On Monday afternoon, LaVar Ball said he would “speak it into existence” that his child would not play for the Pelicans. Rather, LaVar needs Lonzo to play for the Phoenix Suns, who will confront the Rockets on Monday night (9 p.m. ET – Watch on FuboTV with NBA League Pass add-on).
This corresponds with ongoing reports from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, and the Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli that Ball would like to be sent to a third group if a deal between the Lakers and Pelicans occurs. As indicated by Ganguli, Ball would want to go to either the Bulls or Knicks. By means of the Los Angeles Times:
In spite of the fact that Lonzo Ball has nothing to do with where he lands in a trade, his inclination would be for the Lakers to locate a third group, for example, Chicago or New York as a landing spot for the second-year point guard in the event that he were a piece of a deal for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, as per sources not approved to talk openly.
The Knicks just traded for Dennis Smith Jr. in the Kristaps Porzingis deal, so it’s improbable they’d be keen on Ball, yet in any case, this is a fascinating interest.
In spite of the fact that Ball was the No. 2 by and large pick only two years prior for the Lakers, he hasn’t actually canvassed himself in magnificence amid his short NBA career. Maybe it can’t hurt, however he doesn’t generally seem, by all accounts, to be in a situation to make requests this way. In addition, dislike the Pelicans have some all-world point guard.
Genuine, they have Jrue Holiday, however he’s changed into to a greater degree a shooting guard role, while any semblance of Elfrid Payton, Tim Frazier and Frank Jackson have been playing the majority of the point guard minutes in New Orleans. None of those three are good to the point that Ball couldn’t rival them. Furthermore, if his camp feels they are, that is likely a more concerning issue than where he may need to play.
Regardless, this fair adds more dramatization to what will be the most fascinating NBA storyline throughout the next couple of months, or anyway long it takes until Davis is moved.