Lonzo Ball has been traded to the Phoenix Suns apparently….
But wait a minute…
He might not have been.
Early this morning an article via Arizona Sports says that Lonzo Ball was traded to the Phoenix Suns, but when you click the article, it says the page has not been found.
A twitter user tweeted the link here:
— Gilbert Escobedo (@GilbertEscobed7) February 3, 2019
Upon further investigation via Twitter, one user referenced that someone may know something and somehow the streets of Reddit are talking.
Check out the thread below for context:
Saw this earlier. pic.twitter.com/Hch2vqe1G5
— Shad (@RDA808) February 3, 2019
Apparently, the author of this Reddit post who claims to have family tied to the television industry, Lonzo Ball is part of a 3-team trade with the Pelicans for Anthony Davis that involves the Phoenix Suns.
The writer claims that Lonzo Ball already knows.
With the NBA’s February 7 trading deadline rapidly approaching, the Los Angeles Lakers are interested in trading for Anthony Davis.
The Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans finally spoke this week and the Lakers have reportedly offered five trade scenarios that could bring AD to LA.
In those reported trade scenarios, you could see anyone from Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope all leave LA and head to New Orleans.
The Phoenix Suns have been salivating over Lonzo Ball for a while. As I reported on December 13, the Lakers and Suns were in discussions in bringing Trevor Ariza to the Lakers.
— Brandon Robinson (@ScoopB) December 14, 2018
The Suns wanted Ball and the Lakers declined. Things have changed since then.
The Orlando Magic have also had interest in Ball. In December, the Lakers discussed a potential three-team deal involving themselves the Pelicans and the Magic.
“If it’s a straight-up trade with the Pelicans, Lonzo will be in the deal,” a league source with Lakers knowledge told me on last month.
But the Lakers will be asking for Elfrid Payton or Ian Clark in return.“
In another potential move, a league source indicated that the Lakers could try to keep Lonzo Ball out of the deal.
“But that will have to be in a three-team trade scenario for alternative assets.”
Per source: “Of course, next year’s first round pick is involved and most likely multiple picks.”
The Lakers purposely filled their roster with one-year contracts to maintain their salary cap flexibility for the summer of 2019 where several NBA superstars like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, DeMarcus Cousins, and DeAndre Jordan are expected to become unrestricted free agents.