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LaVar Ball Hints At Lonzo Ball Trade
LaVar Ball, father of LA Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, has expressed his opinion on the latest rumors that have linked his son with a move to the New Orleans Pelicans. Ball took to twitter on Monday to explain his viewpoint, tweeting,
“We want to be in LA,But if he’s traded, I don’t want Lonzo in New Orleans. Phoenix is the best fit for him. And I am going to speak it into existence.”
This doesn’t change too much about the Ball situation, other than a direct trade between the Pelicans and Lakers looks a little more unlikely. One thing is certain, and that is that Lonzo Ball is on the trade Market.
LaVar added fuel to the fire on Tuesday, taking to Twitter again to fire off shots at Lakers head coach Luke Walton, tweeting,
"The Lakers gave my boy that losing attitude ... Luke Walton was the worst coach ever for Lonzo. He's been losing for three years!”.
If the Laker are to deal Ball, it will have to be fast, as the February 7 trade deadline is just days away.
Jabari Parker To The Lakers?
Jabari Parker and the Bulls have not been on the same page this season. The fifth year forward out of Duke has started just 17 games since the start of the season, as his Bulls have struggled to win games, going 12-41 so far. Parker has desired to be trade from Chicago, and the Bulls might have found a trading partner in the Lakers.
The Lakers have made guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope available for trade, and it has been reported that Chicago would consider a swap for Caldwell-Pope, sending Parker the other way.
Speaking on the deal, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst had this to say,
"Jabari Parker could be a Laker in the next few days,"
Caldwell-Pope would have to agree to the move if it is to go through. The 6th year guard is not under contract after this season, allowing him to leave Chicago at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. Keep an eye on this one as the trade deadline nears.