LaVar Ball wants Lonzo in Phoenix if traded
LaVar Ball is back just in time for the NBA trade deadline.
The Ball family patriarch told ESPN on Monday that if Lonzo Ball is traded in a potential Anthony Davis deal, he wants the point guard to end up in Phoenix, not New Orleans.
LaVar Ball tells ESPN that if Lonzo Ball is traded, he wants his son to go to Phoenix: “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.”
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) February 4, 2019
As usual, we don’t know if LaVar Ball is speaking only for himself or on behalf of his son, though we have heard talk that Lonzo would prefer to play for the Suns. What is true is that LaVar can speak all he wants, but he only has so much influence over this process. He could raise a fuss if the trade isn’t to his liking, but the Lakers are in control of the process here. Between his contract situation and his stature, he doesn’t have a lot of leverage to make demands of either the Pelicans or the Lakers.