With a 34-year-old LeBron James on their roster, the Los Angeles Lakers are focused on building a championship contender, not now, but RIGHT NOW!
That basically means that everybody that doesn’t share the same name as him is up to be traded at any point and at anytime, and that included former No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball.
Among many other players on the roster, Ball saw his name dangled in trade talks as the Lakers front office tried desperately to get Anthony Davis away from the New Orleans Pelicans. Even though those talks fell apart and the Pelicans are unlikely to deal with the Lakers at all, Lonzo Ball could still find himself on another team by the team the 2019-2020 season kicks off.
According to Fox Sports Radio’s Jason McIntyre, the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns have offered their first-round picks in this year’s draft for the 21-year-old point guard:
Both the Suns and Bulls are in need of a starting-caliber point guard, with the Suns looking to pair someone alongside Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, while the Bulls have all but given up on Kris Dunn.
In 2018-19, Ball averaged 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists while shooting 40.6 percent from the field, 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 41.7 percent from the free-throw line. Not to mention, he’s one of the better guards in the league on the defensive end.
The only issue Ball has going forward is his health, as his first two seasons in the NBA have been marred by injuries.