Under 48 hours until the NBA exchange deadline, gossipy tidbits will fly around at record speed. The most recent comes to us from Broderick Turner and Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times about Lonzo Ball.
Per Turner and Ganguli, Phoenix connected with the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans to help encourage an Anthony Davis exchange. The Suns are motivating engaged with request to arrive Ball as their beginning point guard:
Among the Ball camp’s favored goals, Phoenix responds the interest. The Suns have reached out to the Lakers and Pelicansand clarified their interest in joining the trade as a third team, as per an individual comfortable with their discussions who was not approved to talk publicly.
After Lonzo’s dad, LaVar, went on 98.7 FM twice inside the range of three hours on Monday discussing why including the majority of the Ball boys around Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton would prompt titles, there is likely smoke to this billowing fire.
New Orleans purportedly declined Los Angeles’ most recent offer for Davis, which included the majority of the accompanying pieces: Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, Ball, Ivica Zubac, two future first-round picks, and pay help for reclaiming Solomon Hill’s agreement. With Lakers executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka feeling the heat leading up to Thursday’s deadline, finding outside help may be their last genuine opportunity to potentially persuade Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps to acknowledge an offer.
This is the place the Suns have ventured up to the plate. The question now is the thing that Vice President of Basketball Operations James Jones and Co. are offering for the Lakers’ gifted playmaker. In all likelihood, it will take one of the Suns’ young wings (T.J. Warren or Josh Jackson) in addition to a terminating contract or potentially draft capital since Hill would be incorporated with Ball.
Remain stuck to Bright Side Of The Sun as we’ll keep you updated as more news breaks around Phoenix’s quest for the polarizing 21-year-old point guard.
According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, Phoenix could develop as the third group for Ball, and the value is by all accounts T.J. Warren in addition to a youthful player (in all probability Elie Okobo or Dragan Bender, on the off chance that I needed to guess) to New Orleans. O’Connor mentions that Ball’s camp has no power in the arrangement procedure for any Davis trade.
If New Orleans wants more than that, there are also rumblings that the Suns could emerge as a third team for Ball—much to his father’s delight—possibly with T.J. Warren and a young player going to the Pelicans. However, a source with knowledge of the trade discussions said the Ball family’s desires have no bearing on how the Lakers or Pelicans will approach negotiations.