NBA Rumors: LA Lakers Open To Lonzo Ball Trade

Could The Los Angeles Lakers Trade Lonzo Ball?

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Many wondered how Lonzo Ball would transition to NBA life and with his rookie season complete, we seem to have our answer.

Sure, his shot is pretty suspect at times, but he displayed a maturity on the basketball court often reserved for veteran talent.

So it’s pretty unlikely the Los Angeles Lakers have any interest in trading the point guard, though, that doesn’t mean they’re not willing to listen to offers. And that holds true for anybody on the current roster, according to the LA Times.

While they like their young core and would prefer to keep those players growing together, they have told teams no player is untouchable in trades, according to multiple sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of trade and free-agent negotiations.

To be clear, the Lakers are not actively shopping any of their players. They are willing to listen to offers and could move one of them — even a member of the talented young cadre of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram or Josh Hart — if an offer blows them away.

Perhaps that’s a suggestion to the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings or Atlanta Hawks who own the top three picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, to give them a call.

Either way, it doesn’t sound as if a trade is likely and the Lakers are simply keeping their options open.

Frank White

Written by Frank White

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