The Lakers quickly went from Lonzo and LaVar’s (let’s be honest) to LeBron James’s organization this summer.
Ball flashed some of the all around ability and court vision that made him the No.2 pick last season, but his putrid shooting percentages and inability to be an offensive threat make him a big work in progress and not exactly an ideal fit alongside LeBron.
Add in the drama of having LaVar around and the signing of Rajon Rondo the rumors started swirling of a trade package featuring Ball.
That could be a lot to handle for a young player like Lonzo Ball but according to him, it doesn’t bother him at all.
“There’s trade rumors every year… Athletes in general, you’re never really 100 percent safe. Wherever you’re at. Anything can happen, especially in the offseason, so all I can do is just make sure I’m ready to play at the best of my abilities.”
Whether he wants to admit it things are different now in Tinseltown as the Lakers are in win mode and may not have the time or patience for Ball to develop into the player they need him to be around LeBron.
The first few months of this season will be fascinating, if Lonzo Ball struggles and his role is usurped by Rondo, don’t be surprised to see him as one of the biggest names on the trade block come February.